Safety and health protection at work are defined as a condition of working conditions that excludes or minimizes the effects of hazardous and harmful factors on the work process and the work environment on workers’ health and is part of occupational safety. The Labor Code refers to specific regulations on safety and health protection at work, which detail the obligations of employers and employees in the field of safety and health protection at work.
Basic obligations of the employer in accordance with special regulations:
Improving working conditions and adapting them to its employees; taking into account the scientific and technical knowledge acquired, Identify hazards and threats, assess the risk and draw up a written risk assessment document for all activities carried out by employees,To replace intensive and monotonous work and work in difficult and hazardous working conditions or harmful to health by appropriate means of work, working procedures, manufacturing processes and the improvement of work organization,
Establishing safe working procedures,
Develop in writing, regularly evaluate and, if necessary, update the concept of occupational health and safety policy, containing the key objectives to be achieved in the field of occupational safety and health, and a program for the implementation of this concept, in particular as regards the procedure, means and method of implementation, this shall not apply to an employer who has less than 11 employees,
Drawing up and updating, as appropriate, its own list of works and posts
Prohibited to pregnant women, mothers up to the end of the ninth month after birth and breastfeeding women, Associated with a specific risk for pregnant women, mothers up to the end of the ninth month after birth and breastfeeding women,
Prohibited to adolescent employees,
Assign employees to perform work in accordance with their state of health and abilities, as well as their age, qualifications and competencies in accordance with legislation and other regulations in order to ensure safety and health at work and to prevent the provision of work jobs that do not correspond to their state of health or age, qualifications and professional competences in accordance with legislation and other regulations on health and safety at work,
Give employees breaks at work for safety and health protection at work,
not to be used in the workplace, where workers are exposed to an increased chance of personal injury or other adverse health effects, a form of remuneration for work which could endanger the safety or health of workers in the event of growth work pace, Draw up a list of the personal protective equipment provided, based on the assessment of the risks and the hazards arising from the work process and the working environment, providing and maintaining them free of charge, smoking in the workplace where non-smokers work and ensure compliance with this ban, as well as a ban on smoking in the workplace,
Take care of the safety and health of all persons known to him at work or in his premises
To constantly monitor and enforce legislation and other regulations to ensure health and safety at work, the principles of safe work, the protection of health at work and safe behavior at work and procedures safe work,
Regularly, clearly and demonstrably inform each employee of:
Health and safety legislation and other regulations, safe working principles, occupational health principles, safe practices at work and safe working practices and verification of employees’ knowledge,
Foreseeable hazards and threats and dangers, with the impact they may have on health and protection against them,
Prohibition of entering areas, staying in areas and carrying out activities that could directly endanger the life or health of the employee.
Safety and security at work matter
Accidents at work and occupational diseases associated with the workplace mean not only pain and suffering, but also huge costs and loss of business continuity. Every year, accidents at work result in long periods of absence from work and even deaths. Moreover, a significant proportion of the active population suffers from one or more occupational health problems.If you are a director, owner or manager of a business, you will appreciate the fact that the staff must be competent to run the business management safely. And you will also understand the importance of systematically ensuring that your contractors’ employees and staff are trained in health and safety at work. Ensuring a safe and healthy work environment must be a key priority for everyone in the workplace and this requires real competence, not just commitment and good intentions. The way you approach training and education in the field of labor protection, speaks about how important your business is, about your values and your professionalism.
Investing in labor protection courses will bring the following benefits:
It will help your employees identify hazards and adopt safe and healthy work practices. It will help you avoid the pain and trauma, anxiety and financial costs that work accidents and health problems can cause. Form a positive culture of health and safety, in which unsafe and unhealthy working conditions are not tolerated.
You fulfill your legal duty to protect the health and safety of your employees.
Competence in OSH is more than attending a training course. Experience also matters. You need to establish procedures to ensure that your organization has the right people, with the knowledge and skills to manage occupational hazards. Trusting your luck is too risky. Don’t let chance “work” for you!
All businesses have a legal obligation to train and supervise employees in the field of labor protection to allow them to operate safely. This is true not only for front-line staff, but also for directors, managers and staff in other key roles. Of course, this costs money and time. But, remember, there are major business benefits to be gained from training and education in occupational health and safety. By reducing accidents at work and health problems, operational activity is carried out without interruption, which can make a major contribution to business success. The image of your company has to be gained by collaborating with EURAMIS CONSULTING, which has 20 years of experience in this field and a team of 10 specialists and several collaborators.