• Subject of the issue: Occupational risk assessment of a chemistry teacher
    Chemistry teachers spend a lot of time m.in. in chemical laboratories. As a consequence, they are exposed to many different risks than other teachers. In this article, we remind you of the basic rules for preparing an occupational risk assessment, which every employer is obliged to carry out. It is worth remembering that by conducting it regularly, the employer creates safe working conditions in the workplace and controls the state of hazards in the workplace. We also present the hazards at the workplace of a chemistry teacher (or other chemical laboratory employee) and the rules of safe work.
  • What will be the rules for performing occasional remote work
    so-called occasional remote work - this is a new mode of work, in addition to regular remote work, regulated in the planned amendment to the Labor Code. Work in this mode can be performed up to 24 days in a calendar year. When will an employee be able to apply for occasional remote work? Will an application for occasional remote work be binding on the employer? What obligations will the employer performing occasional remote work have towards the employee? Check the details.
  • What will the amendment to the Labor Code change in terms of including training in working time?
    As a result of the planned implementation into the Polish legal order of the provisions of Directive (EU) 2019/1152 of the European Parliament and of the Council on transparent and predictable working conditions in the European Union, the draft act amending the Labor Code provides for the introduction of a new employee entitlement in the form of the right to unpaid, included in the working time training necessary to perform a specific type of work or in a specific position. How will the employer inform employees about the number of training days they are entitled to in a calendar year? What rules for counting training as working time apply before the amendment? What will be the rules for settling the working time of employees participating in training after the change in regulations?
  • Referral for preventive examinations - whether the employer should specify their scope
    It is the responsibility of the employer as the employing entity to refer the employed employee for preventive examinations. In turn, the physician conducting the examination is responsible for assessing the health condition in the context of the employee's ability to perform work in the conditions described in the referral. Can the employer specify the scope of preventive examinations in the referral? What should a properly prepared referral contain?
  • How to use the crane safely
    It is hard to imagine in-house transport without the use of special machines and devices, e.g. cranes. Overhead cranes are used very often by heavy industry workers. Working with such equipment is extremely responsible, because it should be remembered that an operator's error or a technical defect of the machine may cause a dangerous situation for the immediate surroundings. How to organize safe work with overhead cranes? Check out our tips.
  • Mobbing and work safety
    There is no doubt that mobbing in the workplace translates not only into the quality of work performed by employees, but also into the safety of its performance. An employer with practices that may constitute mobbing must take into account the fact that the case will be reported to PIP. How to recognize situations that may be considered mobbing? How to avoid NLI's intervention in the field of reported mobbing?
  • Absent employee of the health and safety service - how to organize a replacement
    The basic obligation of the employer, which is to ensure safe and hygienic working conditions, is carried out with the participation of the OHS service or persons performing its tasks. The provisions of the regulation on the OHS service indicate that this service consists of separate single or multi-person organizational units. The number of employees of the OHS service is determined by the employer, taking into account the employment status and the working conditions existing in the plant and the occupational hazards associated with them, as well as work nuisance. Prolonged absence of an occupational health and safety service employee may prove problematic, especially in the case of a one-person unit. Is there a need to organize a replacement in this case and in what form?
  • Occupational exposure assessment is important when assessing an occupational disease
    Proper arrangements regarding the certification of an occupational disease must also include the assessment of occupational exposure in individual workplaces where the former employee who applied for the certification of an occupational disease was employed. However, this assessment is of significant importance, analogous to the results of medical examinations.
  • What permissions to connect gas cylinders
    Does the person in charge of employees who, as part of their duties, perform work related to connecting gas cylinders to the installation, have to have supervision permissions for group 3?
  • Return of the employee to the previously held position and the issue of training
    The employee in the position of secretary was dismissed, after a period of notice, he signed a contract with another employer the next day, occupying the same position. After two months, the employee returned to the first company by mutual agreement, without changing his position. Does he need to be retrained in health and safety, or is training from the first job important? The employee has valid periodic management training.
  • Medical examinations for trainees - is it necessary
    Do students undergoing internships with the employer as part of their study program have to undergo preventive medical examinations before starting their internships? Can an employer refer a trainee student for such examinations?
  • How to mark the load capacity of the rack
    Should a sticker denoting the load capacity of the pallet place be glued on each beam on the pallet rack? Is it better to mark the bearing capacity of the entire beam? If so, does the marking need to be on each beam?
  • Periodic health and safety training for tanker drivers and the ADR course
    What aspects should be included in periodic health and safety training for drivers of fuel tankers serving gas stations? Should we treat others as a group or worker positions? Should dedicated elements be provided in this training (e.g. with ADR)?
  • Electric pallet truck operator's license
    An electric pallet truck with a lithium-ion battery was purchased at the plant. What qualifications should the operator of this forklift have, and should the risk of an explosive atmosphere be assessed in addition to assessing the occupational risk when working with the forklift?
  • Night work - how many employees to hire
    The plant employs two employees at night as a water treatment operator. Is it acceptable to employ only one employee in this position at night? How should a comprehensive OSH analysis be developed?

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