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The course of occupational safety fundamentals, carried out by professional staff of the Faculty of Public Health, targets the B.Sc. students of the faculty during one semester of their education. The content of the programme covers basic subjects of occupational health and safety area: - accident losses - liabilities and safety legislation, workers compensation, OSH Legal Acts - management and its responsibilities for safety - hazards and their control - promoting safe practices - appraising plant safety - planning for emergencies system “Human – Machine – Environment” - organizational and technical means - collectives and personal protective means, acceleration falls, falling objects and other impacts, mechanical injuries - heat and temperature - pressure hazards - electrical hazards - lightning safety - fires and fire suppression - explosions and explosives - hazards of toxic materials - radiation, vibration and noise - essential safety and health requirements for technological processes, workstations, work equipment and work process potential dangerous equipment and dangerous works - accident investigations The structure of didactic activities consists of lectures, seminars, practical and individual work. The lectures for students are divided into 20 units. The diversity of methods covers individual and group work, case studies, brainstorming sessions, individual studies, and preparing group reports.

Level of Education: Continuing vocational education and training

Lead Organisation: Kaunas University of Medicine, Faculty of Public Health, Department of Environmental and Occupational Medicine

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