• Subject of the issue: How to conduct a bricklayer job training - part 2
    The bricklayer work environment is full of numerous dangers, therefore it is so important that the employee learns all the requirements regarding work safety during the training. It is also important to provide him with the necessary knowledge about the protective measures that he should use while performing his duties in order to ensure safe working conditions as much as possible. The following article continues the topic that appeared in the previous issue.
  • Employment and assistance to Ukrainian citizens - what solutions are introduced by the special act
    On March 12, parliamentary work on the special act on assistance to Ukrainian citizens in connection with an armed conflict in the territory of that country was completed. On the same day, the act was signed by the president and published in the Journal of Laws. Most of the provisions of the special act entered into force on the day of its publication, with retroactive effect from February 24, 2022. What solutions are introduced by the provisions of the special act?
  • New amounts of one-off compensation for accidents at work
    From April 1, 2022, new higher amounts of one-off compensation for an accident at work or an occupational disease will apply. As we read in the announcement of the minister of family and social policy of February 23, 2022 on the amount of one-time compensation for an accident at work or occupational disease (MP item 287), we can count on PLN 100.00 more for each percentage of permanent or long-term health detriment than before.
  • New model employment contracts from August 1, 2022
    From August 1, 2022, changes to the Labor Code are to come into force, resulting from the need to adapt its provisions to new EU directives. The introduced changes will also affect the content of contracts concluded with employees. Find out the details of the changes.
  • Control of the National Labor Inspectorate in the industrial hall - what documents the labor inspector will ask for
    Every year, labor inspectors carry out tens of thousands of inspections at workplaces. This year, 52,000 of them have been announced. Inspectors check compliance with labor law, with an emphasis on occupational health and safety regulations. Controls are carried out in various scopes. Nevertheless, it is possible to distinguish a group of documents and issues that are checked almost always. Get ready now and check what an inspector may ask and what documents to prepare for a PIP inspection in an industrial hall.
  • The health and safety service is also subject to the control of the National Labor Inspectorate
    The basic obligation of the employer, which is to ensure safe and hygienic working conditions, is carried out with the participation of the health and safety service or persons performing its tasks. The scope of activities of the occupational health and safety service is defined in the regulation of the Council of Ministers of September 2, 1997 on the occupational safety and health service. However, it does not provide answers to all questions and doubts related to the health and safety service, the correct functioning of which can be verified not only by the employer on an ongoing basis, but also by labor inspectors.
  • Plasterer's workplace - what dangers to inform the employee about
    Working as a plasterer is associated with numerous dangers. On the construction site, slippery surfaces or factors related to weather conditions can pose a threat. An employee in this position is also exposed to the risk of falling from a height, to injuries from sharp and protruding objects or moving machine parts. Electric current can also be a hazard - electric shock can occur, among others, by due to the use of damaged tools. Check what threats you need to inform the employee about during periodic health and safety training.
  • Accident proceedings - whether the participation of a doctor is necessary
    If an accident at work occurs, it is necessary for the employer to carry out an accident investigation. The rules of conduct in the event of an accident at work are specified in the Regulation of the Council of Ministers of July 1, 2009 on establishing the circumstances and causes of accidents at work. In such a case, it obliges the employer to appoint an accident team. Is the participation of an occupational medicine physician who takes preventive care over the employees of this facility necessary in such proceedings?
  • What should be included in the occupational risk assessment related to the presence of a chemical agent
    In accordance with the regulation on occupational health and safety related to the presence of chemical agents in the workplace, the employee is obliged to read the safety data sheets for the products listed in the manual. What does the legislator understand by the term "instruction"? Should an annex to the ORZ be prepared, which will contain the assumptions from 8 points that are included in the regulation? How should the point "hazardous properties of a chemical agent" be interpreted? What information should be entered in this point from the safety data sheet? Are these threats "H" or maybe different? Should the hazard pictograms be included in such instructions?
  • Occupational health and safety training for temporary workers from Ukraine - who will conduct them
    People from Ukraine work for us through the employment agency. We signed the contract with the agency, so they are not our employees. We conduct general and job training for these employees. Who is the responsibility of conducting periodic health and safety and fire safety training?
  • 5-minute break from working at the computer - how to use it
    According to the applicable regulations, after each hour worked at the computer, an employee can take a 5-minute break, included in the working time. Is it a break during which the employee is not doing any work, or is he simply not working at the computer? What is the purpose of the break and how to use it?
  • Work in the shelves 'nest versus work at height
    Should work in the shelves' nest in the hall, at a height of more than 2 m from the ground, be treated as work at height? If so, what safety requirements must be met to fully protect employees against falling? The surface on which the work is performed has been covered on 3 sides and set appropriately stable.

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