European Master and Certification Program
in Risk Engineering and Management

IIIC-R12 OSHA
Occupational Safety and Health

Course code: 136482 (SEM)
Language of instruction: English
Duration of the course: 5 days (45h)
Lecturers: Dr. Sne┼żana Jovanovic (Steinbeis Advanced Risk Technologies), Assessor des Lehramtes Joachim Freek (DEKRA Akademie GmbH), M.S. Dolors Vinyoles (Swissi Instituto Suizo de Seguridad)
Assessment: Written Exam [optional topic for Project Study Paper]

Short description

The course aims to explain the EU regulations in the field of safety and health of workers at work. Main topics include general principles concerning the prevention of occupational risks, the protection of safety and health, the elimination of risk and accident factors, general guidelines for the implementation of these principles as well as the  the informing, consultation and balanced participation in accordance with national laws and/or practices. The course also discusses the training of workers and their representatives.

Objectives

At the end of the course the participants are expected to know:

  • Which EU regulations are relevant for occupational safety and health
  • Objectives, scope and requirements of overall directive 
  • Requirements for special personnel assigned to deal with occupational safety and health.
  • How to prevent occupational risks
  • How to implement guidelines and principles in companies

Course Content by Units

Unit 1: Introduction to occupational health and safety

Unit 2: Directive 89/391/EC: Overall directive "occupational safety"

  • Object and scope
  • Employers' obligations
  • General obligations
    • Personnel implementation
    • Measure concerning serious and imminent danger
    • Training, consultation and participation of employees
    • Instruction of employees
    • Preventive medical surveillance
  • Employee's obligations
  • Separate directives
 Unit 3: Separate directive in terms of article 16 of directive 89/391/EC
  • Index
  • Workplace
  • Use of work equipment
  • Example for implementation of the work equipment directives into national legislation: Ordinance of safety and health (Germany)
  • Use of personal protective equipment
  • Example for the implementation the directives on personal protective equipment: Personal protective equipment usage ordinance (PSA-Germany)
  • Working with visual display units
  • Manual handling of loads
  • Example for implementation of European Council Directives:" Handling of loads" in the Germany Labour Protection Laws
  • Carcinogens, chemical and biological working materials
    • Endangerment by carcinogens
    • Endangerment by chemical working materials
    • Example for the implementation of European Council Directives: Hazardous substances law (Germany)
    • Endangerment by biological working materials 
    • Example for the implementation of European Council Directives: Biological agents ordinance
  • Endangerment by physical agency
    • Vibration
    • Noise
    • Example for the implementation of European Council Directives: Noise and vibration (Germany)
    • Electromagnetic fields
    • Artificial optical radiation
    • Explosive atmosphere
    • Example for the implementation of European Council Directives: Explosive atmosphere (Germany)
  • Safety and health signs at work
  • Miscellaneous
Unit 4: Special personnel for occupational safety: Example Germany
  • Specialists for occupational safety / work  doctor/ safety representative occupational medics and first-aid-helpers
Unit 5: Review of the course main issues, preparation for final exam

Unit 6: Final exam

Teaching Methods

The course includes:

  • introductory note explaining aim and structure of the course, and used methodology as well
  • ex cathedra lecturing illustrated by number of examples
  • several collective exercise
  • preparation for final exam by repetition of all course units and main issues
  • final exam

Literature

  1. Textbook:
    OSHA Occupational Safety and Health, version 2, January 2010
  2. Transparencies, version 2, January 2010
    Unit 1: Introduction
    Unit 2: Directive 89/391/EEC
    Unit 3: Separate directive in terms of Article 16 Directive 89/391/EC
    Unit 4: Special personnel for occupational safety: Example Germany
  3. Certification material, version 2, January 2010
  


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(Course profile ID: IIIC-R12, generated on November 19, 2018)