• Subject of the issue: How to ensure safety at the computer workstation
    Working in an office working environment does not involve the same level of occupational hazards as working in a blue-collar position as part of particularly hazardous work. It does not mean, however, that the work performed in front of a screen monitor is not characterized by inherent nuisance. Therefore, the employing entity's duty is to properly organize a computerized workstation before the relevant legal measures in the above scope are issued by the labor inspector.
  • In 2023, the minimum wage will increase - by how much?
    In 2023, the minimum wage will be doubled. Further increases will take place in January and July, and the minimum wage will increase by a total of as much as PLN 590. Check how much the minimum wage and the minimum hourly wage will be in 2023.
  • Are small construction sites not safe enough?
    The level of work safety on small construction sites is insufficient and significantly differs from the acceptable level observed on most large construction sites. These are the conclusions of the June control activities on "small construction sites" (ie up to 20 people working at the same time), which were carried out by the labor inspection.
  • When inspections of the National Labor Inspectorate (PIP) without prior notice
    Already last year, the Sejm received a draft act amending the Entrepreneurs' Law. It concerned an unequivocal indication that the obligation to notify the entrepreneur about the intention to initiate an inspection does not occur in the case of inspections carried out by the National Labor Inspectorate on the basis of the Act on the National Labor Inspectorate. The legislative process is still ongoing ...
  • Subject of fighting fires and evacuation in OSH training
    Employees assigned to carry out activities in the field of fire fighting and evacuation are only required to complete training in the field of occupational health and safety, the program of which also includes the issues of fire protection. Their training program must include many issues related to fire fighting and evacuation. How to define the scope of such training?
  • Health and safety service from outside the plant only when there are no full-time employees
    You can entrust the functions of the OHS service to a specialist from outside the workplace, who is not an employee, if the employer proves, before issuing a relevant order by the labor inspector, that actions were taken to employ OHS specialists, but ended in failure - ruled the Supreme Administrative Court in the judgment of February 26, 2019, file ref. I OSK 841/17.
  • Employment of an education employee - director's duties in the field of occupational health and safety
    Providing safe and hygienic conditions of stay at school and during classes outside its facilities is one of the principal's duties. It is worth remembering that this obligation applies to students and school staff alike. In order to implement it, it is necessary, inter alia, provide initial health and safety training for new employees, but also provide them with a package of necessary information. What can you not forget?
  • The absence of contraindications to work must be unambiguous
    As a result of employee preventive examinations, the doctor issues a medical certificate stating that there are no contraindications to work in a specific position or the existence of contraindications to work in a specific position under the working conditions described in the referral for medical examinations. Find out why the practice of issuing judgments that there are no contraindications to work while pointing to restrictions in terms of responsibilities is not appropriate.
  • Legal requirements for lighting workplaces
    The legal requirements for lighting are contained in various legal acts - primarily those relating to construction and occupational health and safety. These are laws and regulations, as well as EU documents. In this article, we suggest what requirements, in accordance with applicable regulations, should be met by lighting at workplaces.
  • No traumatic accident events - how to investigate them
    Do you know that the number of accidents at work is proportional to the number of near misses that have occurred? However, the losses caused by non-traumatic near-accident events can significantly exceed those caused by accidents at work. So how to counteract it? The key here is to investigate near misses. Here are tips on how to investigate non-traumatic accidents in the workplace.
  • Analysis of an accident and remedial actions on the example of electric arc burns
    Carrying out an accident investigation is not a simple task. It is of great importance to analyze the accident that has occurred. Accurate analysis of the accident also allows you to take correct remedial actions that reduce the risk of a similar event in the future. Using the example of the following accident analysis, we suggest how to do it correctly.
  • Do you need to do noise and vibration measurements. Change in the safety data sheet after the purchase of chemicals
    In the company, we buy chemicals and their mixtures. When purchasing, we require a safety data sheet, which, according to the regulations, the seller is obliged to provide. What is the situation in which the safety data sheet will change after the purchase of this product, e.g. after 6 months, and we are still using it? Should the seller send us a new card? Does it only deliver a new / current one when buying the same chemical again?
  • Bilingual Initial Training Card - is it acceptable?
    Are there laws that prohibit the Initial Training Charter from being bilingual? In my company, we want to implement the initial training card in Polish and Ukrainian, of course without changing its content, format and layout. Can we implement such a card?
  • Lifting standards and manual gate movement
    I have a question about closing / sliding a gate weighing approx. 2500 kg - max. 3000 kg over a distance of about 15 m (the gate is without a drive). The standards for lifting are valid only for carrying loads, so how does this relate to the above-mentioned matters, that is, moving loads?
  • Employment of young people and exposure to carcinogens
    How do you approach juvenile workers undertaking training in a profession, e.g. carpenter or mechanic, who are exposed to carcinogens (hard wood dust, engine oils) to learn the profession? On the one hand, they can enter these professions and, on the other hand, they cannot be exposed to carcinogens, which in combination excludes apprenticeships.

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