When starting work in a new place, the employee should move on OSH training (occupational health and safety). This is very important training, especially in companies where hazardous work is performed. Depending on the profession, the subject of such training may vary. Information on what it is necessary to undergo health and safety training and what types of training can be found in this article.
Who needs to undergo health and safety training?
Every employee should take a course in health and safety at work, regardless of the type of work performed. It is the employer's obligation to train employees employed even for the purpose of training for a specific job, as well as apprentices. The employer himself is also subject to health and safety training.
Purpose and program of the courses
Occupational health and safety training for people performing hazardous work is aimed at familiarizing employees with the risks associated with their work as well as with legal and organizational requirements. An important aspect is the acquisition of the ability to assess threats and the ability to use equipment and means of protection, as well as others. During the training, authentic events that took place during the performance of a given type of work are discussed. Much emphasis is also placed on the issue of first aid to the injured.
Kinds of training and their forms
Among the health and safety training, we can distinguish initial and periodic training.
Initial training are carried out in the form of general instruction and workplace instruction.
- While general instruction participants will learn about the basic health and safety regulations set out in the Labor Code, collective labor agreements, as well as in work regulations. They are also provided with separate information on maintaining safety in a given place, resulting from its supply, size or activities performed there.
- In case of on-the-job training the participant gets acquainted with the factors of the working environment occurring in a given position and the risks related to the work performed. Learns how to protect against threats and methods of safe work in a given profession.
Periodic training are conducted to update the knowledge and skills of employees in the field of occupational health and safety, which are valid for a given position. The first periodic training for employees in managerial positions must be performed within 6 months of commencement of work, and for persons in working positions - up to 12 months. Another of this type courses for persons performing particularly dangerous work, they should be provided in the form of training at least once a year.
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