ESPRiT Course # 12 OSHA, Occupational Safety and Health - Second round

Date: January 11 - 15, 2010
Host: Faculty of Mechanical Engineering Belgrade
Place: Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, room 518, Kraljice Marije 16 Belgrade
Status: confirmed
See the training program.

Application deadline: December 25, 2009

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General data of the course

Lecturer: Mr. Freek Joachim , Assessor des Lehramtes
DEKRA Akademie GmbH
Neunkirchenr Str.5
54550 Daun, Germany
e-mail:, web:

Overview The course will present regulations in the field of safety and health of workers at work. It explains general principles concerning the prevention of occupational risks, the protection of safety and health, the elimination of risk and accident factors, the informing, consultation, balanced participation in accordance with national laws and/or practices and training of workers and their representatives, as well as general guidelines for the implementation of the said principles. The EU member states are obliged to integrate these matters into their national regulations. Where appropriate this is exemplified with regulations from Germany.
Target profile of attendees The regulations state obligations for the employer. He is the main target. The workers are obliged to follow his instructions and support his efforts.
Course contents (divided in units)
1. Unit: Introduction
2. Unit Directive 89/391/EC: Overall Directive „occupational safety“
2.1 Contents
2.2 Object and Scope
2.3 Employers’ Obligations
2.3.1 General obligations
2.3.2 Personnel implementation
2.3.3 Measures concerning serious and imminent danger
2.3.4 Training, consultation and participation of employees
2.3.5 Instruction of employees 
2.3.6 Preventive medical surveillance
2.4 Employee’s obligations
2.5 Separate directives
3. Unit: Separate directive in terms of Article 16 of Directive 89/391/EC
3.1 Index
3.2 Workplaces
3.3 Use of work equipment
3.4 Example for implementation of the work equipment directives into national legislation: Ordinance of Safety and Health (Germany)       
3.5  Use of personal protective equipment       
3.6  Example for the implementation the directives on personal protective equipment: Personal Protective Equipment Usage Ordinance (PSA - Germany)
3.7  Working with visual display units       
3.8 Manual handling of loads
3.9 Example for implementation of European Council Directives: „ Handling of loads“ in the German Labour Protection Laws
3.10 Carcinogens, chemical and biological working materials
3.10.1 Endangerment by carcinogens
3.10.2 Endangerment by chemical working materials
3.10.3 Example for the implementation of European Council Directives: Hazardous Substances Law (Germany)
3.10.4 Endangerment by biological working materials
3.10.5 Example for the implementation of Council Directives: Biological agents ordinance (Germany)
3.11  Endangerment by physical agency
3.11.1 Vibration
3.11.2 Noise
3.11.3 Example fort he implementation of European Council Directives: Noise and vibration (Germany)
3.11.4 Electromagnetic fields
3.11.5 Artificial optical radiation
3.11.6 Explosive atmospheres
3.11.7 Example for the implementation of Council Directives: Explosive atmospheres (Germany)
3.12 Safety and Health signs at work
3.13 Miscellaneous
4. Unit: Special personnel for occupational safety: Example Germany
4.1 Specialists for occupational safety / work doctor / Safety representative Occupational medics and first-aid-helpers
5. Review of the course main issues, preparation for final exam and final exam
Course duration
5 days
The course includes certification exam.
Special remarks, warnings Previous knowledge needed: General “everyday” knowledge about workplaces and hazards at the workplace; general understanding of legal reasoning.
Special remarks: The course details the legal procedures. Although some regulations are quite technical and detailed, the actual “How to do it?” is left to the employer. He is free to choose a technical/organizational solution to achieve what is required.

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