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STER is a product of the Polish National Strategic Programme "Safety and Protection of Man in the Working Environment". STER was developed in the Central Institute for Labour Protection in 1997 and now it is systematically upgraded in step with OSH technical progress, changes in OSH – related legislation and special user needs.
Now STER is an advanced software tool supporting all obligatory activities to be performed in the working environment for the OSH improvement. It enables, for example: identification and registration of hazards, assessment of the occupational risk at workstands, selection of personal protective equipment, documenting occupational accidents and diseases.
The STER System consists of five modules, supporting various activities in the field of occupational safety and health management:
The STER system takes into account the requirements of the Polish up-dated Labour Code allowing:
Assessment of hazards and occupational risk is conducted on the basis of Thresh-old Limit Values (TLV) of harmful agents in the working environment covered by the system in force in Poland.
The system allows the employers and the employees of safety and health services and measurement laboratories:
On the basis of the data loaded to the STER system it is possible to elaborate and print, among other things, the following documents:
The system is equipped with a module which helps to generate and print statistical data sheets of occupational accidents and on occupational diseases in an enterprise. A list of standards in force in Poland and a list of personal protective equipment with the Institute's certificate are built into the system.
The STER system works in the Windows 98/2000/XP/2003/Vista/2008/Windows 7/ Windows 8/ Windows 10 environment.
Users of the system will be able to receive constantly updated databases as knowledge, legislation and the certification process develop.
All information about the STER system can be obtained at the Central Institute for Labour Protection, Warsaw, Poland (http://www.ciop.pl, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).