Lekarz Medycyny Pracy (Doctor of Occupational Medicine) 2019/12
Category: Lekarz Medycyny Pracy
Published: Wednesday, 15 January 2020 17:29
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- Review of new legislation in the field of occupational medicine - November 2019 (1)
- Rgulation of the Minister of Health of October 15, 2019 amending the regulation on the determination of the state of health of an academic teacher for the purposes of granting leave for health improvement
- Annoeuncement of the Marshal of the Parliament of the Republic of Poland of October 18, 2019 regarding the publication of a uniform text of the Act on health protection against the consequences of using tobacco and tobacco products
- Act of 11 September 2019 on work on fishing vessels
- Regulation of the Minister of Health of October 25, 2019 amending the regulation on medical and psychological examinations of persons applying for or having an entry on the list of qualified physical protection workers
- Announcement of the Marshal of the Parliament of the Republic of Poland of October 18, 2019 regarding the publication of a uniform text of the Act on Upbringing in Sobriety and Counteracting Alcoholism
- Ordinance of the Minister of Health of November 5, 2019 amending the ordinance on medical and psychological examinations of applicants for or holding a detective license
- Regulation of the Minister of the Interior and Administration of November 19, 2019 amending the regulation on the leave of Border Guard officers
- Regulation of the Minister of Health of November 21, 2019 on the template of a health card for a fisherman on a fishing vessel
- Health protection provisions for fishermen working on fishing vessels (3)
On November 15, 2019, the new Act of September 11, 2019 on work on fishing vessels entered into force, which in particular regulates the problems of health protection of fishermen employed on fishing vessels. This is a systematic settlement of the problem, as the leading provision in this matter until now was the Act of 5 August 2015 on work at sea and the Act of 18 August 2011 on maritime safety.
- Diagnosis of bronchial asthma in a forest worker allergic to tree pollen (4)
Is it possible for allergies to tree pollen to be considered an occupational allergy for employees of forested or wooded areas, if these allergens are present in higher concentrations in these areas? Is it possible to consider allergy to common allergens in the context of occupational allergy?
- Occupational disease of the voice organ and the requirement to work in occupational exposure for at least 15 years (7)
Does the employee have to work continuously during this period to determine chronic voice disease caused by excessive voice effort of at least 15 years? Can work in exposure be interrupted by periods of work without exposure to excessive voice effort?
- Post-traumatic changes and the ability to work (9)
Post-traumatic lesions are major or minor abnormalities in the musculoskeletal system leading to deformity, thickening, thinning or bone loss, inflammatory changes in the bone, changes in joint cartilage, limitation of joint movement, reduction or increase in muscle or tendon volume and traumatic pain.
- Plants as factors of occupational health hazard (11)
In the general opinion, performing work requiring contact with plants or plant materials does not cause disease symptoms. Many years of scientific research have proven, however, that working in conditions of exposure to dust from herbaceous plants or contact with toxic plants may be the cause of respiratory or skin symptoms of a professional nature. The etiological factors that are the cause of occupational diseases occurring in plant and related work environments include: pollen, toxins and herbaceous plant allergens, dust generated during plant processing, and wood dust generated during wood processing.
- GDPR - report of the Supreme Audit Office on the protection of personal data in health care (13)
A change in the approach to the protection of personal data and privacy of patients in hospitals is not only necessary, but also urgent. As demonstrated by the control of the Supreme Audit Office, routine procedures and routines are lost by hospital staff who are required to ensure the safety of patients' personal and medical data. Only one of the hospitals audited introduced solutions that created conditions for the appropriate storage of paper medical records and guaranteed patients' right to privacy during registration or in hospital rooms. In other facilities, effective protection of personal and medical data against disclosure to unauthorized persons was not ensured.
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