• Subject of the issue: Resumption of overdue periodic occupational health and safety training - obligations of employers and training organizers
    The regulation canceling the state of epidemic threat has consequences in the field of occupational health and safety. It should be remembered that the cancellation of the state of epidemic threat involves the restoration of obligations related to the provision of periodic health and safety training. Overdue obligations must be fulfilled within 180 days from the date of lifting the state of epidemic threat. Even though there is plenty of time, you should not delay excessively in providing overdue periodic training, especially since the resumed duties will be verified by PIP inspectors.
  • Accidents at work in 2022 - summary of the inspection activities of the National Labor Inspectorate
    In today's dynamic world, protecting employee rights and ensuring safe working conditions is a priority goal. In this context, the State Labor Inspectorate plays a key role, acting as a guardian of compliance with labor law provisions. Reports on its audit activities constitute an important tool for monitoring and assessing progress and challenges in the area of worker protection and labor legislation. Recently, the report on the inspection and supervisory activities of the National Labor Inspectorate for 2022 has been published. In terms of safety issues, it refers in particular to the issue of accidents.
  • What are the basic tasks of social labor inspection in the workplace
    The Social Labor Inspectorate (hereinafter: SIP) plays an important role in supervising working conditions and employees' rights in workplaces in order to ensure fair treatment and safe working conditions for employees. SIP works to prevent abuses by employers and promote work in accordance with the law. What does SIP cooperation with the employer look like and under what conditions does it take place? You will find the answer in this article.
  • Storage and waste storage and other concepts
    Waste is an integral part of every business activity and everyday life. Proper handling of them not only has a positive impact on the natural environment, but also enables companies to operate in accordance with applicable regulations. Moreover, it allows you to react in situations where there is a suspicion of illegal waste storage. However, knowledge of specific processes is necessary. In this article, we explain the basic concepts related to waste management. You will learn who produces waste and how to deal with it. It is also important to distinguish the concepts of storage and waste storage, which will allow for an appropriate response in the event of detection of irregularities.
  • Health and safety at the school playground - inspection and maintenance
    Occupational health and safety are elements of every area of life, especially education. School playgrounds are places where children spend a lot of time developing their physical and social skills. However, for these experiences to be truly positive and safe, it is necessary to ensure appropriate health and safety conditions. Hazards on school playgrounds and playgrounds (quite numerous) should be limited. In every institution, appropriate behavior of students should also be reinforced as part of educational activities. This means the obligation to carry out a security diagnosis and update documentation based on new guidelines.
  • Correct organization of the administrative and office employee's position
    Effective work organization is a key element of the success of every company, regardless of its size or industry. It is particularly important in the case of administrative and office employees who play a significant role in ensuring the smooth functioning of the company. The lack of detailed regulations on health and safety at office work means that in order to control, assess and ensure proper working conditions in the office, it is necessary to know and comply with the requirements contained in many legal regulations, Polish Standards and office equipment operating instructions. In the article we will present ways of organizing the work of administrative and office employees.
  • Electric arc burn – accident analysis and remedial actions
    Post-accident proceedings are of great importance in the management of occupational health and safety, ensuring a quick response to accidents or incidents, which can significantly increase the chances of effective first aid and minimizing employee injuries. This is a key tool in understanding the causes of accidents. Their analysis allows for the introduction of preventive actions to avoid repetition of similar situations in the future. With this in mind, we present an analysis of an accident that resulted in an employee being burned by an electric arc.
  • When is a qualification certificate necessary?
    A qualification certificate is required to perform activities related to the operation of devices, installations and networks, with the exception of the operation of electrical devices with a rated voltage not higher than 1 kV and a rated power not higher than 20 kW, if the rules for its operation are specified in the device documentation. How should the above provision be interpreted? If the person performing the work has read the operating instructions for a given device and submitted an appropriate declaration, does he not have to acquire appropriate qualifications (qualification certificate)?
  • Mandatory training in the use of diisocyanates
    At the end of August, regulations restricting the use of monomeric diisocyanates entered into force. They require employers to train all industrial and professional workers who use or work with monomeric diisocyanates. Check the details.
  • Driving a company car and familiarizing yourself with the fuel safety data sheet
    Should an employee using a company car be familiarized with the safety data sheet for the fuel used in the vehicle?

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