Industry 4.0 (2021)

 

Occupational Safety Poster Competition - the 30th edition (2021): Industry 4.0

 

Central Institute for Labour Protection - Research Institute in Poland organises Occupational Safety Poster Competition every year. This year we decided that the theme of the 30th edition of the Occupational Safety Poster Competition will be "Industry 4.0".

 

COMPETITION RESULTS

Three main prizes and five distinctions were awarded in the competition.


MAIN PRIZES:

     

1st prize
Katarzyna Czapska 

2nd prize

Eugeniusz Skorwider

3rd prize

Dawid Celek

 

DISTINCTIONS:

 

Jarosław Wątor

Karolina Grabowska

Anita Jaźwiec

     

Małgorzata Komorowska

Łukasz Mesjasz

 

 

Exhibition

The prize awards ceremony in the 30th edition of the OSH Poster Competition 2021 and the official opening of the post-competition exhibition took place on May 23, 2021 in the main hall of the Central Institute for Labour Protection - National Research Institute in Warsaw. Interested visitors can see the exhibition at the CIOP-PIB headquarters until the end of the year.

 

 

Topic of the 30th edition of the Occupational Safety Poster Competition: INDUSTRY 4.0:

Automation of manufacturing, people being replaced by bots, smart homes, autonomous vehicles, the Internet of things... the reality of the 21st century, and therein a man - the same as 100 years ago.
On the one hand, the enormous scale and dynamics of the most recent Industry 4.0 revolution affect the labour market and the employment environment in a way that may cause concern for workers. According to forecasts, up to 800 million people are expected to undergo retraining or lose their jobs. Reduced demand for employment may have a negative impact on e.g. administrative workers and those performing repetitive manual work. Their tasks may be taken over by machines programmed to follow preset algorithms. In this pessimistic scenario, changes may affect up to 1/5 of the work force. On the other hand, the underlying intention to improve the work process and management of companies as well as to facilitate making the right decisions in all economic sectors should not be disregarded. Moreover, new jobs are created and new professions emerge as a result of the Industry 4.0 revolution. In particular, the demand for skills that machines fail to provide will increase. The question therefore arises - what kind of workers will be employed in the Industry 4.0 economy?
The Industry 4.0 revolution brings education, especially in the workplace, to the spotlight. The use of modern technologies in the economy requires both proper education and training for young people entering the workplace and the development of qualifications of experienced staff. Moreover, such an approach provides a sound basis for smart adaptation to technology. If technology is to serve people effectively, it should be implemented in a reliable but also creative way in order to mitigate the employees’ sense of threat arising from their competition with machines and to develop positive attitudes towards changes in the work process.
While implementing Industry 4.0 technologies and processes, attention should be paid to threats likely to result from work involving limited contact with co-workers. The need to make independent decisions, processing large data sets, as well as highly dynamic work environment and cooperation with cobots (robots cooperating with humans) should be addressed as well. Cobots - which is worth mentioning - unlike industrial robots, do not require specialized safety systems.
Awareness of the risks and opportunities associated with the Industry 4.0 revolution will allow for a significant increase in productivity, while maintaining job satisfaction and satisfaction with one’s professional situation. Additionally, it will help overcome the mental barrier and the natural human fear of the "new and unknown".

 

Patronage: 

Ministry of Economic Development, Labour and Technology

Chief Labour Inspector

 

Organisers

Central Institute for Labour Protection - National Research Institute in Warszawa

Faculty of Industrial Design, Academy of Fine Arts in Kraków

Faculty of Industrial Design, Academy of Fine Arts in Łódz.

Faculty of Industrial Design, Academy of Fine Arts in Warszawa

 

Subject:

Industry 4.0

 

Purpose:

To obtain original designs of posters promoting occupational safety and health protection of man in the working environment.

 

Participants:

Artists - members of artists' unions graduates and students of academies and faculties of fine arts and related faculties - in Poland and abroad.

 

Jury:

  1. Prof. Tomasz Bogusławski - Academy of Fine Arts in Gdańsk
  2. Marta Derlicka - Central Institute for Labour Protection - National Research Institute
  3. Prof. Adam Gedliczka - Academy of Fine Arts in Kraków
  4. Renata Górna - All-Poland Trade Union Alliance
  5. prof. Sławomir Iwański - The National Film, Television and Theater School L. Schiller in Łódź
  6. Jacek Pawilonis – National Labour Inspectorate
  7. Mieczysław Piróg, Ph.D. - Academy of Fine Arts in Wrocław
  8. Prof. Władysław Pluta - Academy of Fine Arts in Kraków
  9. Zdzisław Schubert - The Poster and Design Gallery of the National Museum in Poznań
  10. Prof. Marek Stańczyk - Academy of Fine Arts in Warszawa
  11. Wiktor Marek Zawieska , Ph.D. (Eng.), D.Sc. (Eng.) - Central Institute for Labour Protection - National Research Institute
  12. Marlena Puszcz-Sołowiej - Chief Sanitary Inspectorate
  13. Iwona Skowron - Ministry of Culture, National Heritage and Sport
  14. Aneta Chełminiak - Solidarity Trade Union
  15. Dariusz Głuszkiewicz - Ministry of Economic Development, Labour and Technology

 

Prizes

1st prize of PLN 5.000

2nd prize of PLN 3.000

3rd prize of PLN 2.000

and 5 honourable mentions of PLN 1.000.

 

Address

Central Institute for Labour Protection - National Research Institute,
Czerniakowska 16, 00-701 Warszawa, Poland.

 

Competition enquiries

Magdalena Olszowy, Phone (48) 22 623 37 26, e-mail: magdalena.olszowy@ciop.pl