546-0328/03 – Working Environment (PP)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Environmental EngineeringCredits3
Subject guarantorIng. Jana Kodymová, Ph.D.Subject version guarantorIng. Jana Kodymová, Ph.D.
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementChoice-compulsory type B
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction2019/2020Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesHGFIntended for study typesFollow-up Master
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
KOD009 Ing. Jana Kodymová, Ph.D.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Graded credit 1+1
Part-time Graded credit 4+4

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

Workplace risks - identification, assessment, management

Teaching methods



The student will get basic overview in the field of health and safety at work, incl. legislation. The individual topics discussed are, for example, the basic equipment of workplaces in terms of work hygiene, physical factors of work. environment, chemical factors working. environment, physical and mental burden and categorization of work.

Compulsory literature:

Pages of International Labor Organization (www.ilo.org/global/lang--en/index.html) European Risk Observatory: Health and safety risks at the workplace: A joint analysis of three major surveys. Available at: https://osha.europa.eu/en/tools-and-publications/publications/health-and-safety-risks-workplace-joint-analysis-three-major/view BOYD, C.: Human Resource Management and Occupational Health and Safety. (2003) 208p

Recommended literature:

HOFMANN A.D., TETRICK E.L. Health and Safety in Organizations: A Multilevel Perspective (2003) 458p Second European Survey of Enterprises on New and Emerging Risks (ESENER-2) - Overview Report: Managing Safety and Health at Work. Available at: https://osha.europa.eu/en/tools-and-publications/publications/second-european-survey-enterprises-new-and-emerging-risks-esener/view Safety and health in micro and small enterprises in the EU: Final report from the 3-year SESAME project Available at: https://osha.europa.eu/en/tools-and-publications/publications/safety-and-health-micro-and-small-enterprises-eu-final-report-3/view “Healthy workers, thriving companies - a practical guide to wellbeing at work” Available at: https://osha.europa.eu/en/tools-and-publications/publications/healthy-workers-thriving-companies-practical-guide-wellbeing/view

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

The results will be verified on the basis of the seminar work and the exam.


Other requirements

Students are required to take several excursions (selected company, hospital - expert medicine, SZÚ in Ostrava - measurement methods)


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

1. Integration of occupational health and safety problematic into company managerial system, relation to QMS and EMS, legislation in force 2. Hygienic requirements on buildings, workplace basic sanitary equipment requirements 3. Ventilation and heating, workplace microclimate 4. Physical load, psychical load. 5. Workplace limits – definitions 6. Dust – sources, limits, measuring methods 7. Chemical pollutants - sources, limits, measuring methods, health impact, biological exposure tests 8. Biological pollutants 9. Physical pollution (noise, vibrations - sources, limits, measuring methods) 10. Ionisation radiation 11. Non-ionisation radiation and electro-magnetic rays 12. Lightning – natural, artificial, combined 13. Workload classification and risk, occupational diseases 14. State control and administration of occupational health and safety

Conditions for subject completion

Part-time form (validity from: 2018/2019 Winter semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
(act. for subtasks)
Min. number of points
Graded credit Graded credit 100  51
Mandatory attendence parzicipation: Submission of a seminar paper on the chosen topic "Occupational diseases" and participation in excursions. Passing the final test.

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Occurrence in study plans

Academic yearProgrammeField of studySpec.ZaměřeníFormStudy language Tut. centreYearWSType of duty
2021/2022 (N0724A290006) Preventive Approaches in Environmental Protection P Czech Ostrava 2 Choice-compulsory type B study plan
2021/2022 (N0724A290006) Preventive Approaches in Environmental Protection K Czech Ostrava 2 Choice-compulsory type B study plan
2020/2021 (N0724A290006) Preventive Approaches in Environmental Protection P Czech Ostrava 2 Choice-compulsory type B study plan
2020/2021 (N0724A290006) Preventive Approaches in Environmental Protection K Czech Ostrava 2 Choice-compulsory type B study plan

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