BHP w Firmie (Work safety in the company) 2022/257

  • Subject of the issue: Pregnant woman - selected issues of work safety, taking into account the powers of the health and safety service and the National Labor Inspectorate's inspector
    Provisions in the field of technical safety at work treat some groups of employees as a priority. One of them is pregnant women. When organizing the working time of such people, one should in particular take into account that they cannot perform every job, under the conditions of work organization, on the same terms as other employees.
  • Employment of a citizen of Ukraine - additional data in the notification from 15 July
    In connection with entrusting work to a citizen of Ukraine, the employer is obliged to provide the poviat labor office with certain data. Check what information the catalog of data required in the notification about entrusting work to a citizen of Ukraine has expanded since July 15, 2022 and why the scope of this data has increased.
  • Full premiums for commission contracts as early as next year
    The KPO adopted by the EU at the beginning of June indicated that Poland undertook to implement the reform of civil law contracts already in the first quarter of 2023. Initially, full premiums for contracts of mandate, which were to enter into force on January 1, 2022, have been postponed to 2024. Recently, however, the situation has changed dramatically and it seems that we can expect changes from 2023.
  • Control of the National Labor Inspectorate from the perspective of the obligations and rights of the employer
    The National Labor Inspectorate (PIP) is an authority established to supervise and control compliance with labor law, in particular the provisions and rules of safety and health at work, as well as provisions on the legality of employment and other gainful work. What is the course of the inspection carried out by this authority from the point of view of the employer and his rights and obligations?
  • Prophylactic examination of candidates for vocational training and adolescents
    Performing preventive examinations of candidates for vocational training and adolescents, contrary to appearances, may turn out to be a very important obligation. Their results may be crucial in the process of choosing a profession and determine the future of the respondent. What should be borne in mind in such cases?
  • Drinking Water - All You Need to Know
    It is every employer's responsibility to provide employees with safe drinking water. However, the concept of "potable water" is very broad and, unfortunately, not defined in terms of technical safety at work regulations. So how to properly fulfill this obligation? Can employees have specific expectations, taking into account their own preferences, including those resulting from health indications? Does this obligation also apply to delegated employees?
  • Periodic training of employers and managers (part 2)
    Before being allowed to work, each employee should undergo initial OSH training, which should be repeated periodically. However, many entrepreneurs forget that the obligation to train also applies to employers and people managing employees. Check how to prepare such a training well. The issues that we present below result from the framework program of periodic training developed for this group.
  • How to prevent burnout among employees - proven methods
    Burnout is the body's response to long-term stress caused by work. It is true that it is not a disease entity and cannot directly be the basis for issuing L4, it is closely related to the health condition of employees and may be the cause of employees' absence. So how do you counteract burnout? Here are some ideas that you can use for your business.
  • Employee injured in an accident at work - is he entitled to compensation from the employer
    The accident happened while working outside the premises or at the company's premises. In such a situation, does the employee have the right to demand compensation from the employer for the harm suffered as well as physical and mental suffering as a result of the injuries suffered? What can the employer expect in such a situation?
  • Who is entitled to pick up the scaffolding
    We have scaffolding on the premises that we want to use to replace the lighting in the production hall. We have a scaffold assembler qualified. We are limited only by the provision that the use of the scaffolding is possible only after acceptance by the construction manager (possibly another authorized person). In this situation, is it possible to appoint an external company to accept the scaffolding, which will make an entry in the acceptance protocol for a specific period of time? Who can make this entry, apart from the construction manager?
  • Transferring an employee to another position - the employer's obligations
    What are the employer's obligations before allowing a production employee to work in a different production position (training, preventive examinations, risk assessment)? Shifts of employees result from a staff shortage, holidays and are rather short-lived.

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