A course on occupational safety and health (OSH) is running within the study programme of integrated management systems (quality, environmental and safety management systems) at the Integrated Management Department of the Faculty of Metallurgy of the Technical University of Kosice. The programme consists of three levels: Level I - Bachelor’s (B.Sc) degree study: Integrated Management Systems Level II - Master’s (Eng.) degree study: Integrated Management Systems Level III - Postgraduate (Ph.D) courses: Production Quality Engineering Graduates from this programme, are Bachelor (Bc), certified engineer (Dipl-Ing) or Ph. D, and find work at various levels in the management of organisations. This can also involve OSH management. For its educational approach in the field of metallurgy, the Department of Integrated Management makes use of its wide research activities. The research work being carried out in the Department is closely linked with industrial companies and scientific institutions in Slovakia and abroad. A number of documents stress the importance of integrating OSH into the curricula of university, in order to turn the students into future employers and employees with an OSH-based attitude. These documents are the OSH state policy strategy, the OSH state policy programme implementation and the OSH national programme. The concept in these documents formed the starting point for several research projects that emphasised the clear need for mainstreaming OSH in education, not only in university education but also as a part of lifelong learning.
Level of Education: Continuing vocational education and training
Lead Organisation: Technical University of Kosice, Faculty of Metallurgy, Department of Integrated Management