Occupational Safety Poster Competition

 

The Central Institute for Labour Protection – National Research Institute  has been organising the occupational safety poster competition since 1997. The purpose of the competition is to  obtain posters promoting the issues of occupational  safety and health protection of man in the working environment.

 The competition is organised in cooperation with Academies of Fine Arts  (Cracow, Warsaw, Lodz) and under the patronage of the Minister of Labour and  Social Policy and Chief Labour Inspector. The participants are artists,  professors and students of artistic universities in Poland and abroad. The jury  of the competition consists of representatives of artistic professions,  science, ministries of health and labour, and trade unions, as well as  enterprises whose business is related to the topic of the posters.

Three prizes and five honorary mentions are awarded in the competition, and 50 posters are selected for exhibitions in  Warsaw and Cracow.

The 25 editions of the competition, held in 1997-2016 were entitled Stress, Computer, Occupational Risk, Noise, Chemistry, Ergonomics, Agriculture, Building industry, School, Transport,  Electricity, Disabled persons, Biohazards, Stop that noise, Young workers -  safe start, Lighten the load, Labour culture, Risk, lighting, Maintenance,  Active 50+, Stress in 21st century, Computer world, Work and leisure and Safety First. They gathered about 4 000  designs, and over 1000 were featured in exhibitions and catalogues.

In 2008 the Institute issued PLAKATY/POSTERS - a  catalogue of posters devoted to the issues of occupational  safety and health protection of man in the working environment, containing 925 pictures of posters from the Institute’s  collection, including archived posters – 49 from the pre-war period, 73 from  post-war years, and 803 posters from 16 editions of the contest. The catalogue  was awarded a honorary mention in the 49th competition „Beautiful Books 2008”.

For all information related to the contest, please contact the curator.
Marta Derlicka
Central Institute for Labour Protection - National Research Institute
Czerniakowska 16, 00-701 Warsaw
e-mail: mader@ciop.pl

 

XXVI edition - SAFE FROM THE START

 

   Patronate:   The Organizers:   Sponsor of the XXVI edition of the competition:  
  Minister of Family, Labour and Social Policy   CIOP-PIB in cooperation with The Academy of Fine Arts in Kraków, The Academy of Fine Arts in Łódź and The Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw.      
         
  Chief Labour Inspector      
       
         
         

 

On the threshold of adult life, everyone faces the challenge of taking up work. This is connected with stress concerning one's own expectations from oneself, as well as those of the employer. When choosing their first job, young people usually focus on financial conditions, and not working conditions. Not only do they lack experience, but also knowledge, competence and sometimes physical and psychological maturity. At the same time, they do not lack self-confidence, which, paired with susceptibility to influences, may lead to risky behaviours in the working environment.

Employers do not usually see it as necessary to supervise young workers in a particular way, or to provide enough instruction or training. Yet the psychological conditions, i.e. ability to foresee life-threatening situations, determine the young workers' attitude towards safety at work.

Statistical data signal the importance of the problem of young workers' safety, indicating that it is mostly the young people with little experience at their workstations who suffer from accidents. Over 30% of the injured in work accidents have been working for less than 1 year, and over half of the injured . less than 5 years (Central Statistical Office of Poland). The short experience at a workplace is often the reason for poor adaptation to its work organisation principles: too little knowledge of technological processes or instructions for the use of machinery and appliances, influencing safe work. Moreover, it is often accompanied by a lack of any kind of knowledge of the hazards.

Therefore it is crucial to care about the safety of the youngest workers. The competition „Safe from the start” meets the need of making the young workers aware of the importance of their pro-safe attitude, and employers . of necessary care about their young personnel.

 

 

The competition rules

 

XXV edition - SAFETY FIRST

 

REWARDED POSTERS:

 

I prize - Małgorzata Komorowska II prize - Maciej Mytnik III prize - Małgorzata Komorowska

 

 

HONORARY MENTIONS:

 

Marta Kondratowska Maciej Mytnik Eugeniusz Skorwider

 

 

Bartłomiej Stokłosa Wojciech Zabłocki

 

The competition rules

 

 

XXIV edition - WORK AND LEISURE

 

 REWARDED POSTERS:

 

  I prize - Maciej Mytnik  

 

 

I prize - Maciej Mytnik  II prize - Małgorzata Komorowska  III prize - Marek Osman

 

 HONORARY MENTIONS:

 

Jacek Bieńkowski Joanna Frydrychowicz,
Krzysztof Skrzypczyk
Julia Jackowska

 

 

Julia Parchimowicz, Eugeniusz Skorwider Eugeniusz Skorwider

 

Eugeniusz Skorwider Eugeniusz Skorwider Eugeniusz Skorwider

 

The competition rules

 

It is an essential element of psychic hygiene to maintain balance between work and leisure time – the latter dedicated to family life, meeting friends, hobbies, sport, or travel. This balance contributes to improved wellbeing – not only psychical, but also physical. Also, it enhances better work efficiency.

What is the most important reason for lack of balance?

Due to high competition on labour market, it is not easy to keep this balance. For several years, European statistics have been showing a trend of increasing work intensity. To meet the expectations of the market, enterprises require more work from their workers, at a higher pace. This disturbs the balance between working time and leisure.

What are the hazards?

Lack of work-leisure balance is a significant source of work stress, hence its contribution to many disorders (including cardiovascular, musculoskeletal and other), emotional fatigue, work burnout, and addiction to alcohol and other drugs.

What can the employer do?

Awareness of hazards resulting from the disturbed balance between work and private life leads employers to introduce preventive actions more widely. Those include e.g.,

  • part time work
  • introducing flexible working time
  • assistance in organising care of children or elderly people
  • supporting active leisure, e.g., fitness clubs or tourism.

What can the worker do?

  • Reduce activities unrelated to work during working hours, e.g., using social media, private telephone calls, small talk with colleagues,
  • Plan their leisure time and activities,
  • “switch off” work issues during leisure time and spend it actively (do physical activities)

 

    XXIII edition - COMPUTER WORLD

  

REWARDED POSTERS:

 

I prize - Mario Fuentes II prize - Mirosław Szczudlik III prize - Agnieszka Popek-Banach, Kamil Banach

 

 

HONORARY MENTIONS:

 

Jacek Kaliński Maciej Mytnik Eugeniusz Skorwider

 

 

Sylwia Solak Jan Trojan

 

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XXII edition - STRESS IN 21st CENTURY

 

REWARDED POSTERS:

 

  I prize – Maciej Mytnik  

 

 I prize – Maciej Mytnik II prize – Szymon Szymankiewicz  III prize – Agnieszka Placek  
 

 

 
HONORARY MENTIONS:

 


Jakub Haremza

Marek Kuciński

Maciej Mytnik

     
                                                     
                                                          Szymon Szymankiewicz                                       Eugeniusz Skorwider

 

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XXI edition ACTIVE 50+ (finished in 2012) - list od the winners:

 

  • Adrian Adam Ambrożewicz, I prize
  • Aleksander Bąk, I prize
  • Kamil Banach and Agnieszka Popek-Banach, III prize
  • Joanna Frydrychowicz, Krzysztof Skrzypczyk, honorary mention
  • Mariusz Grabowski, honorary mention
  • Agnieszka Placek, honorary mention
  • Patrycja Podkościelny, honorary mention
  • Eugeniusz Skorwider, honorary mention

REWARDED POSTERS:

 

 Adrian Adam Ambrożewicz, I prize Aleksander Bąk, I prize  Kamil Banach and Agnieszka Popek-Banach, III prize

 


HONORARY MENTIONS:

 

   
  Joanna Frydrychowicz, Krzysztof Skrzypczyk  

 

 
Mariusz Grabowski Mariusz Grabowski  Mariusz Grabowski

 

 

 
Agnieszka Placek  Patrycja Podkościelny  Eugeniusz Skorwider

 

 

XX edition MAINTENANCE (finished in 2011) - list of the winners:

  • Marta Semaniszyn, I prize
  • Kama Jackowska, II prize
  • Maciej Mytnik, III prize
  • Maciej Mytnik, honorary mention

REWARDED POSTERS:

    
I prize - Marta Semaniszyn

   
II prize                               III prize
- Kama Jackowska                 - Maciej Mytnik
 

HONORARY MENTIONS:
- Maciej Mytnik

        

      

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XIX edition LIGHTNING (finished in 2009) - list of the winners:

  • Zofia Rogula - I prize
  • Dorota Wątkowska - II prize
  • Maciej Mytnik - III prize
  • Jacek Bieńkowski, honorary mention
  • Andrzej Lipień, honorary mention
  • Grzegorz Matusik, honorary mention
  • Maciej Mytnik, honorary mention
  • Paweł Ryżko, honorary mention

REWARDED POSTERS:

   
I prize

 
II prize                                        III prize



HONORARY MENTIONS:

   
Jacek Bieńkowski                 Andrzej Lipień
   

   
Grzegorz Matusik

   
Maciej Mytnik                         Paweł Ryżko

XVIII edition RISK (hinished in 2009) - list of the winners:

  • Max Skorwider, I prize
  • Maciej Mytnik, II and III prize
  • Marcin Błaszczyk, honorary mention
  • Eugen Finkei, honorary mention
  • Mariusz Grabowski, honorary mention
  • Grzegorz Hańderek, honorary mention
  • Dorota Wątkowska, honorary mention.
REWARDED POSTERS:

I prize
Max Skorwider

II prize
Maciej Mytnik

III prize
Maciej Mytnik
HONORARY MENTIONS:

Grzegorz Hańderek

Marcin Błaszczyk

Mariusz Grabowski

Dorota Wętkowska

Eugen Finkel

Eugen Finkel

Eugen Finkel

XVII edition LABOUR CULTURE

  • Eugeniusz Skorwider, I prize
  • Mirosław Szczudlik, II prize
  • Maciej Mytnik, III prize
  • Sebastian Mrozek, honorary mention
  • Maciej Mytnik, honorary mention
  • Paulina Piorun, honorary mention
  • Barbora Rozložniková, honorary mention
  • Eugeniusz Skorwider, honorary mention

It gives me great pleasure to present to you a collection of fifty poster designs related to a subject area which is both very important and very broad - labour culture. A contemporary approach to business management often points to the fact that shaping safety culture constitutes an integral part of enterprise management and is an important element of building up its public image. A high level of safety culture has its measurable effects: a decrease in the accident rate and reduction in losses consequent upon incidents. With regard to its composition, safety culture is made up of the recognised safety values, attitudes and patterns of safety behaviour shared by all employees. Shaping up of the safety culture, however, requires not only constant attention to employees’ behaviour (offering encouragement to eliminate excessive risks at the workplace and promoting behaviour orientated towards protection of health and life) but it also calls for optimization of physical working environment (e.g. technology, equipment, procedures). Labour culture involves employees’ attitudes, their personality features, interpersonal skills and interpersonal communication, respect for norms of social and professional life, ability to handle difficult situations, to solve conflicts, integrity, language culture, etc. All those different aspects of labour culture are portrayed in various ways in poster designs made by artists, graduates and students of fine arts both from Poland and abroad.

Ninety three poster designs entered the competition, out of this number fifty were presented at the post competition exhibition and are included in this catalogue. We would like to thank to all the authors for their participation in the competition and extend our congratulations to all winners.

MAIN PRIZES:

I prize
Eugeniusz Skorwider

II prize
Mirosław Szczudlik

III prize
Maciej Mytnik

 

HONORARY MENTIONS:

Maciej Mytnik

Barbara Rozlożnikova

Maciej Mytnik

Paulina Piorun

Sebastian Mrozek

Eugeniusz Skorwider
special mention



Authors of posters, which will be presented on the post-competition exhibition and in the catalogue (including awarded and mentioned posters ).

XVI edition LIGHTEN THE LOAD (finished in 2007)

 
MAIN PRIZES:

I prize
Maria Puzyna

II prize
Wojciech Zając

III prize
Anna Włodaraska
HONORARY MENTIONS:

Maciej Mytnik

Marek Osman

Katarzyna Barcz

Katarzyna Sochacka

Ireneusz Parzyszek

Authors of posters, which will be presented on the post-competition exhibition and in the catalogue (including awarded and mentioned posters ).

XV edition YOUNG WORKERS - SAFE START (finished in 2006)

 
MAIN PRIZES:

I prize
Katarzyna Sochacka

II prize
Dita Krouzelova

II prize
Dita Krouzelova

II prize
Dita Krouzelova


 

 

 


III prize
Maciej Kamela

HONORARY MENTIONS:

Marta Semaniszyn

Maciej Kamela

Marek Osman

Marta Semaniszyn

Agnieszka Hańczuk

Authors of posters, which will be presented on the post-competition exhibition and in the catalogue (including awarded and mentioned posters )

 

XIV edition STOP THAT NOISE (finished in 2005) - list of the winners:

  • Marek Osman, I prize
  • Jan Filipek, II prize
  • Maciej Burda, III prize
  • Jacek Smolicki, honorary mention
  • Jakub Jagiełło, honorary mention
  • Anna Myczkowska, honorary mention
  • Mirosław Rymar, honorary mention
  • Monika Kamińska, honorary mention
  • Konrad Boksa, special mention

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XIII edition BIOHAZARDS (finished on 28 May 2004) - list of the winners:

  • Wojciech Zabłocki, I prize
  • Jolanta Maj, II prize
  • Filip Pręgowski, III prize
  • Konrad Boksa, honorary mention
  • Andrea Hrušková, honorary mention
  • Justyna Rybak, honorary mention
  • Marta Semaniszyn, honorary mention
  • Kateřina Šobichowá, honorary mention
  • Paulina Walter - special mention
MAIN PRIZES:

I prize
Wojciech Zabłocki

II prize
Jolanta Maj

III prize
Filip Pręgowski
HONORARY MENTIONS:

Konrad Boksa

Andrea Hruskova

Andrea Hruskova

Andrea Hruskova

Marta Semaniszyn

Katerina Sobichova

Katerina Sobichova

Katerina Sobichova
 

Paulina Walter

Justyna Rybak

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XII edition DISABLE PERSONS (finished in Decmeber 2003) - list of the winners:

  • Mariusz Waras, I prize
  • Wojciech Chorosz - II prize
  • Justyna Rybak - II prize
  • Izabela Cichy - honorary mention
  • Ewa A. Kołodyńska - honorary mention
  • Anna Kut - honorary mention
  • Aleksandra Sawik - honorary mention
  • Paulina Walter - honorary mention


List of authors whose posters were chosen for presentation during the post-competition exhibition and in a catalogue

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XI edition ELECTRICITY (finished on 8 April 2003) - list of the winners:

  • Paulina Walter, I prize - PWSSP, Łódź
  • Emilia Niewiarowska, II prize
  • Sebastian Barabanow, III prize - ASP, Kraków
  • Konrad Boksa, Honorary mention - ASP, Wrocław
  • Maria Gromek, Honorary mention - ASP, Kraków
  • Ewa Matras, Honorary mention - ASP, Kraków
  • Marek Osman, Honorary mention - ASP, Kraków
  • Natalia Osuch, Honorary mention - ASP, Gdańsk
MAIN PRIZES:

I prize
Paulina Walter

II prize
Emilia Niewiarowska

III prize
Sebastian Barabanow
HONORARY MENTIONS:

Konrad Boksa

Maria Gromek

Natalia Osuch

Ewa Madras

Marek Osman

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X edition TRANSPORT (finished in May 2002) - list of the winners:

  • Max Skorwider, I prize - ASP Poznań
  • Grzegorz Matusik, II prize - ASP Kraków
  • Wiktor Pawlik, III prize - ASP Wrocław
  • Agnieszka Kaczor-Kajdana, Honorary mention - ASP Warszawa
  • Michał Krakowiak, Honorary mention - ASP Kraków
  • Agnieszka Molak i Adam Wesołowski, Honorary mention - ASP Łódź
  • Wiktor Pawlik, Honorary mention - ASP Wrocław
  • Anna Witkowska, Honorary mention - ASP
MAIN PRIZES:

I prize
Max Skorwider

II prize
Grzegorz Matusik

III prize
Wiktor Pawlik

III prize
Wiktor Pawlik

III prize
Wiktor Pawlik
HONORARY MENTIONS:

Wiktor Pawik

Agnieszka Kaczor-Kajdana

Michał Krakowiak

Agnieszka Molak, Adam Wesołowski

Anna Witkowski

Posters are the property of the Central Institute for Labour Protection - National Research Institute. All rights reserved, use or copying prohibited. Without the written consent of the Institute shall not reproduce and pass on posters in any form, including electronic