Plenary meeting of the Council for Labour Protection at the Sejm of the Republic of Poland3 August 2022
On Tuesday, August 2, a plenary meeting of the Labor Protection Council of the Polish Parliament was held.
The agenda of the meeting included, among other things:
- adoption of the position of the Labor Protection Council on the training of workers, including those performing particularly hazardous work with the use of computer methods;
- presentation by the Central Institute for Labor Protection - National Research Institute and the State Labor Inspectorate of a speech on the subject of the risks associated with the presence of dust explosive atmospheres in industry and agriculture;
- presentation by the Higher Mining Authority of a study on "Inspection of machinery and equipment subject to conformity assessment and intended for use in potentially explosive atmospheres in mining plants."
The meeting, which was led by Janusz Śniadek, MP for the Sejm of the Republic of Poland - Chairman of the Labor Protection Council, was attended by Adam Mirek - President of the State Mining Authority, Jozef Koczwara - Director of the Energomechanical Department, and Roman Sąsiadek - Deputy Director of the State Mining Authority Energomechanical Department. During the meeting of the Council, a presentation was given on "Control of machinery and equipment subject to conformity assessment and intended for use in potentially explosive atmospheres in mining plants", containing the most important issues concerning the conditions of application, operation and control of machinery and equipment in mining plants under conditions of potential risk of methane and coal dust explosion. The above-mentioned project also implements the goals and tasks contained in the "Strategy for the Operation of the Mining Authorities for 2021-2023" and in the work plan of the Department of Energomechanics of the State Mining Authority.
The Labor Protection Council, which operates under the Polish Parliament, is a forum that monitors labor safety conditions in the broadest sense. It also supervises the activities of the State Labor Inspectorate. In addition, the Council, among other things, gives opinions on draft legislation and initiates activities related to the ratification of international conventions and international labor protection standards. Its competence also includes assessing the scope of labor protection in Poland.