Tallinn University of Technology began teaching occupational safety in 1967-1969 and the department of occupational safety was found in the year of 1971. It became the Department of Work Environment and Safety in 2000 and is a part of the Economics Faculty. The range of courses it offers has been growing. The students of the Department of Work Environment and Safety come from different companies both from Estonia and from other countries. Five years ago the Department provided only one course for all students: Risk and safety science. New courses continue to be introduced and at present there are ten different courses. The courses it provides include a Master diploma course for engineers, compulsory OSH classes to medical students, and a course for economics students. If the students of the department want certain course, the teachers must provide it, which means a high work load for the Department’s teaching staff.
Level of Education: Continuing vocational education and training
Lead Organisation: Tallinn University of Technology