One of the cornerstones of the successful operation of our company is the satisfaction of our employees. In order to achieve this, it is necessary to provide them with, among other things, the material, organizational and personal conditions for safe and healthy work. This is exactly the goal he set for himself in the “1993 XCIII. law on occupational safety and health ”(hereinafter: Mvt.).
However, in addition to the Mvt., We have a number of occupational health and safety regulations, which are different documentation obligations towards employers. At first, the sea of documents may be difficult to see, and most of them are considered to be occupational safety and / or health activities. In practice, this means that your business must have a contract with an occupational safety and health company.
Mvt .: “8. § Legislation may classify certain tasks as occupational safety or occupational health. The employer performs the tasks classified as occupational safety only in the field of occupational safety specified in a separate legal act - mining in the field of mining, and the tasks classified as occupational health in occupational safety [occupational medicine (occupational medicine), occupational hygiene, "
The conclusion of the contract takes a heavy burden off the employer's shoulders, because the professionals prepare the necessary documents, such as:
- workplace risk assessment, in which the risks posed by the activity, the working environment and the machinery and equipment are assessed, the measures taken to reduce the risks are summarized and a proposal is made for further actions necessary to minimize the risks
- inventory of hazardous substances, reviewing the contents of safety data sheets. This is also an important step, as knowing the hazardous substances used, the specialist can prescribe the necessary protective equipment and can also help the occupational health specialist to carry out any blood or urine tests (biological monitoring).
- personal protective equipment benefit scheme, which includes the type, level of protection and protection capability of the protective equipment to be worn during the activity per job
- order of medical examinations, in which we describe and regulate the direction and frequency of on-the-job medical aptitude tests for employees
- material for preliminary and recurrent occupational safety training. Although the education itself can be retained by anyone, the preparation of the educational material is considered an occupational safety activity.
In addition to these basic occupational safety and health documents, a number of other “papers” are required depending on the activity performed. Prior to the commissioning of our dangerous machines and technologies, preliminary inspections from the point of view of occupational safety must be carried out, and then periodic inspections at regular intervals. We must ensure regular inspections of our ladders, handcarts and frogs, contact protection inspections of our electrical equipment, and mechanic inspections of our hand tools.
We may need to perform biological, chemical, ergonomic risk assessments to avoid occupational diseases.
In the event of an accident at work, it must be recorded and investigated, appropriate conclusions drawn and measures taken to prevent similar accidents in the future.
We take the burden of documentation off the shoulders of the employer, but remember! As a responsible employer, you cannot sit back, as you are responsible for complying with our recommendations!