Health and safety regulations

Compliance with occupational health and safety regulations is able to reduce the risk of occupational accidents, occupational illnesses and generally increases working comfort. Health and Safety is a broad collection of legal acts, standards, regulations and indications that outline how workplaces should be cared for and how assigned tasks should be carried out to minimise their negative effects. In Poland, the State Labour Inspectorate (PIP) is responsible for compliance with occupational health and safety regulations.Occupational health and safety regulations apply to every employer, including self-employed persons. However, it is possible to use outsourcing services in this area, entrusting activities to external specialists. Such services are provided by many companies across the country. Their specialists can provide full occupational health and safety services, carry out audits, supervision, training, post-accident investigations, prepare documents and carry out other types of services within the scope of their position.


  • Labor Code, Chapter X
  • regulation on general provisions on health and safety at work (Journal of Laws of 1997, No. 129, item 844, as amended)
  • Polish Standards, including PN-N-18001: 2004
  • ISO 9001 quality management standards or ISO 14001 environmental management standards
  • and other types of regulations

Employers who do not comply with health and safety regulations run the risk of being liable to PIP. Periodically conducted inspections are to verify the correct operation of the plant and if any irregularities are found, the company is subject to penalties.

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