• Subject of the issue: Selected issues of employee sobriety verification in the light of new legal regulations
    The obligation to maintain sobriety in the place and time of work is one of the basic obligations guaranteeing an appropriate level of safety. For many years, the process of verifying the sobriety of employees was problematic in practice - due to the lack of direct regulations under labor law. The Act of December 1, 2022 amending the Labor Code and some other acts contains regulations allowing for the possibility of conducting sobriety tests at the level of the workplace.
  • Amendment to the Labor Code and the regulation of remote work performed from abroad
    The Act amending the Act - Labor Code and some other acts, adopted on December 1, 2022, regulates remote work. However, we still do not find in the Labor Code a reference to remote work performed outside of Poland. What rules should be applied to this? Is remote work (working) from abroad safe for employers?
  • How to implement the new rules of remote work - tips for the employer
    Soon the new rules of remote work will replace those introduced during the pandemic, the so-called anti-covid law. Since they will be different from the existing ones, it is worth getting acquainted with them before implementing them in the workplace, so that you can smoothly switch from the covid remote work order to remote work on the new rules. In this article, we suggest how to prepare and what to remember.
  • Breaking the relationship between the accident and work and the right to compensation
    According to the Supreme Court, the interruption of the temporal and functional relationship with the work performed makes it impossible to qualify travel as an activity performed in connection with work. In this situation, the employee is not entitled to a one-off compensation financed from the accident insurance. When is the relationship with work broken?
  • Workplace of a car electromechanic - how to carry out an occupational risk assessment
    Occupational risk assessment is nothing more than regular monitoring of all aspects of work. These activities are aimed at identifying hazards that may cause accidents at work and determining ways to eliminate them or, if not possible, ways to reduce them. In this article, we present a comprehensive occupational risk assessment of a vehicle service worker: a car electromechanic. The material was developed on the basis of the RISK SCORE method.
  • Investment activities for occupational safety - how to plan the health and safety budget
    Eliminating or significantly reducing the risk of an accident and improving work safety are the main goals of investment activities undertaken for work safety. They may concern modern technical solutions, equipment used in the company's technological process and other areas requiring improvements in the field of security. In this article you will find examples of technical solutions that can be used in processes that are a source of high risk.
  • Statistical accident card - how to prepare it correctly
    The statistical accident card is a very important document, necessary to determine the directions of preventive activities on the scale of the company, region and country. The assessment of the state of occupational health and safety and the determination of directions and tasks in the field of preventive measures in the workplace, region (voivodeship), as well as on a national scale, are made, among others, on the basis of data on numbers and indicators as well as causes and circumstances of accidents at work. Therefore, it is important to correctly draw up the statistical accident card. This article will give you tips on how to do that.
  • Can the health and safety manual be in the form of an e-document?
    Does the health and safety manual have to be in paper form, or can it be placed on the company intranet if the workplace is equipped with a computer?
  • Lowering the minimum temperature and the room to be heated
    Is it acceptable to lower the permissible temperature in the work room below 14oC and compensate for this fact with the possibility of taking shelter in the room to warm up? Will it ensure thermal comfort for employees?
  • Earlier preventive examinations at the employee's request
    An administrative and office employee wrote an application to the director for a referral for earlier preventive examinations due to vision deterioration. The last judgment is valid for one more year. Should the director approve? And if so, what kind of referral should be made (for control or periodic examinations)?
  • How to label a "driver seat" in a warehouse
    In the warehouse, unloading and loading is done by a warehouse worker using a forklift. The driver, on the other hand, during loading/unloading stays in a marked place by the ramp in the warehouse. Is there a direct provision that such a place, in addition to the "place for the driver" marking, should be additionally secured/separated, e.g. with a metal barrier?
  • Accident at work reported late - what about the report
    The employee reported the accident three months after the incident (incident in the last calendar year). Will this accident be counted towards accidents from 2022 or 2023 as the date of reporting? IWA has already been sent with information on the number of accidents, now it's the turn of the Central Statistical Office. So what about these reports?

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