Occupational health and safety is everyone's concern. Improved situation in the field of occupational health and safety makes it possible to achieve well-being of employees, better use of resources to work, higher productivity level and increased profits.
Every employer must make and accept a declaration on safety in written form, with which it defines the method and the measures for ensuring occupational health and safety in the event of every new threat or change in the level of risk.
The employer may entrust implementation of occupational health and safety related tasks to technical assistant. The employer may ensure carrying out all or individual tasks or organizing and ensuring occupational health and safety with external professionals or with professional external services having relevant work permits.
The employer shall undertake to train the worker for safe implementation of work at the conclusion of the employment relationship, in the event of deployment to another post, when introducing new technologies and new means for work as well as in the event of a change in the working process, which could cause a change in the occupational safety.
Training must be adapted to the specifics of the position of employment and must be carried out according to the programme, which must be renewed by the employer, if necessary, and change its contents with regard to the new forms and types of risks.
Picture 1: Training for lifting platform operators
An employer must ensure that a competent person reviews and inspects the working equipment after its installation and prior to the first start-up or after being transferred to another post. Such competent person than issues a certificate, which indicates that the working equipment is properly installed and that it operates in accordance with regulations and provisions.
Supervision and control over the working equipment must be ensured with regular control inspections and tests. These must be provided within time limits as set by the manufacturer. In the event the manufacturer fails to set time limits for periodical check-ups than these must be provided within time limits, which shall not be longer than 36 months.
Picture 2: Inspection of work equipment
Employers are required to determine microclimate conditions and adequacy of the natural and artificial lightning as well as other harmful effects on the health and lives of its workers by investigations of the working environment in the working and auxiliary service areas. The employer shall be under obligation to ensure periodic investigations of the working environment in time limits, which shall not be longer than three years.
Picture 3: Measurements of working environment
IN THE FIELD OF OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY IS THE COMPANY CARRYING OUT TASKS IN THE FOLLOWING AREAS:
|Picture 4: Noise measurement||Picture 5: Measurement of vibration|
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Irena Vouk, expert advisor