040-0502/01 – Introduction to Environment Safety (EB)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Occupational and Process SafetyCredits5
Subject guarantorIng. Jana Suchánková, Ph.D.Subject version guarantorIng. Jana Neplechová, Ph.D.
Study levelundergraduate or graduate
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction2012/2013Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesFBIIntended for study typesBachelor
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
NEP014 Ing. Jana Neplechová, Ph.D.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Graded credit 2+2
Combined Graded credit 12+0

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

The aim is to introduce students to the safety of people, society as a whole and ensure the basic needs of economic development are determined by the source and conditions stemming from the environment. The environment is becoming an integral part of safety and this part is defined as an environmental safety.

Teaching methods

Lectures
Tutorials

Summary

Předmět je zaměřen na interakce mezi životním prostředím a člověkem s ohledem na potenciální bezpečnostní hrozby, a to jak na úrovni individua, tak na úrovni společnosti. Jednotlivé typy hrozeb jsou ilustrovány případovými studiemi. Bezpečnost lidí, společnosti jako celku i zabezpečení základních potřeb ekonomického rozvoje jsou determinovány zdroji a podmínkami vycházejícími ze životního prostředí. Životní prostředí je však také ohrožováno lidskými aktivitami a může být poškozováno až degradováno, což vede ke ztrátě jeho funkcí nezbytných pro člověka. Životní prostředí se tak stává integrální součástí bezpečnosti a tato její část je definována jako environmentální bezpečnost.

Compulsory literature:

Woodside G., Kocurek, D.: Environmental, Safety, and Health Engineering, 1997, 600 p., ISBN-13: 978-0471109327

Recommended literature:

BUZAN, Barry, WEAVER, Ole, DE WILDE, Jaap. Security: A new Framework for Analysis. USA: Lynne Rienner Publishers, 1998. HOMER-DIXON, Thomas F. Environmental scarcities and violent conflict. Evidence from Cases. International Security. 1994, Vol. 19, No. 1, s. 5–40. The MIT Press. Dostupné z: http://www.jstor.org/stable/2539147 GLEICK, Peter H. Water and Conflict: Fresh water resources and international security, International Security, 1993, Vol. 18, No. 1, s. 79–112. WCED. Our Common Future. World Commission on Environment and Development, Oxford University Press, Oxford, 1987. GRAEGER, Nina. Environmental Security? Journal of Peace Research. 1996, vol. 33, No. 1, pp. 109–116. BARNETT, Jon. Environmental Security and Peace. Journal of Human Security. 2007, vol. 3, No. 1, pp. 4–16.

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

E-learning

Další požadavky na studenta

To make semester report on the specified topic in the prescribed treatment.

Prerequisities

Subject has no prerequisities.

Co-requisities

Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

1.Environment and components of the environment - air, surface water, groundwater, geological environment, biosphere. Transmission of materials and energy in the environment. Environment as a source of raw materials. 2.The importance of the environment for human, environmental services: water resources, food security, renewable energy, healthy air, other environmental functions important for quality of life. 3.Ecological requirements of in the environment, biodiversity and its importance for ensuring stability of the environment and environmental services. The risks of introduced species, epidemics and epidemic. 4.Urban and work environment as a specific case of the environment; sources of threats to health and safety. The impacts of contamination of air, noise and light pollution in the environment to humans. 5. Direct safety threats resulting from the environment: floods and their influencing the status of environment, climate change and its meteorological effects, droughts and vegetation fires. 6.Threats to water resources drought and contamination; sources of water contamination anthropogenic origin; impacts of water contamination. 7.Food security and the environment. Degradation and loss of arable land, contamination of the food chain, persistent pollutants in the environment 8.Chemical accidents as a source of environmental contamination 9.The possibility of terrorist attacks on the environment (environmentally oriented terrorism) 10.Waves of migration caused by environmental changes and disasters and their risks. Conflicts of environmental origin. 11.Linking safety management systems and the environment at the enterprise level, the community and the state. 12.Tools to ensure environmental safety in the context of sustainable development and long-term safety of the population. International environmental safety programs within UNEP, ENECE, OECD and NATO.

Conditions for subject completion

Full-time form (validity from: 2012/2013 Winter semester)
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Graded exercises evaluation Graded credit 100  51
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Combined form (validity from: 2012/2013 Winter semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
(act. for subtasks)
Min. number of points
Graded exercises evaluation Graded credit 100  51
Mandatory attendence parzicipation:

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Occurrence in study plans

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2015/2016 (B3908) Fire Protection and Industrial Safety (3908R001) Occupational and Process Safety P Czech Ostrava 2 Choice-compulsory study plan
2015/2016 (B3908) Fire Protection and Industrial Safety (3908R001) Occupational and Process Safety K Czech Ostrava 2 Choice-compulsory study plan
2014/2015 (B3908) Fire Protection and Industrial Safety (3908R001) Occupational and Process Safety P Czech Ostrava 2 Choice-compulsory study plan
2014/2015 (B3908) Fire Protection and Industrial Safety (3908R001) Occupational and Process Safety K Czech Ostrava 2 Choice-compulsory study plan
2014/2015 (B3908) Fire Protection and Industrial Safety (3908R001) Occupational and Process Safety K Czech Lázně Bohdaneč 2 Choice-compulsory study plan
2013/2014 (B3908) Fire Protection and Industrial Safety (3908R001) Occupational and Process Safety K Czech Ostrava 2 Choice-compulsory study plan
2013/2014 (B3908) Fire Protection and Industrial Safety (3908R001) Occupational and Process Safety P Czech Ostrava 2 Choice-compulsory study plan
2012/2013 (B3908) Fire Protection and Industrial Safety (3908R001) Occupational and Process Safety P Czech Ostrava 2 Choice-compulsory study plan
2012/2013 (B3908) Fire Protection and Industrial Safety (3908R001) Occupational and Process Safety K Czech Ostrava 2 Choice-compulsory study plan

Occurrence in special blocks

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FBI_ECTS 2012/2013 Full-time Czech Optional 010 - Faculty of Safety Engineering - Dean's Office stu. block