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Qualification: Professional Bachelor Degree in Occupational Safety, Chief Specialist in Occupational Safety (RTU)

Professional Bachelor Degree in Occupational Safety, Chief Specialist in Occupational Safety (RTU)

Qualification Information

Graduates of the study program are able:  
- to analyse and apply in practice the requirements of regulatory enactments in the spheres of labour protection, fire safety and civil defence;   
- to organize and plan work associated with internal supervision of labour environment and fire safety supervision, risk assessment and measures for risk prevention or reduction;   
- to plan work in labour protection and the related environment protection at an enterprise or institution;   
- to inspect, supervise and control an enterprise labour environment, fire safety and civil defence facilities, ensuring the compliance with major requirements of employees’ occupational safety and health protection at workplaces;   
- to analyse and assess the compliance of supervision and control results with requirements of regulatory enactments on internal supervision and fire safety;   
- to apply in practice the labour environment risk assessment methods, including qualitative, semi-qualitative and quantitative assessment methods;   
- to identify and solve ergonomic, psychosocial and organizational problems of labour environment;  
- to give arguments in favour of the priorities and expediency of planned measures;  
- to organize and implement training of employees on issues of labour protection, fire safety and civil defence;  
- to act in emergency situations;  
- to represent an enterprise in other enterprises, state and non-governmental institutions in relation to natural persons;  
- to carry out studies of scientific value in the field of labour protection.   



Competences:

1. The KNOWLEDGE at the level of notion about the requirements of the European Union and the International Labour Organization in the field of labour protection.
2. The KNOWLEDGE at the level of understanding:
2.1. basics of occupational health, occupational medicine and health promotion;
2.2. communication and work psychology;
2.3. basics of business economics;
2.4. basics of management;
2.5. basics of occupational toxicology;
2.6. professional terminology in the official language and at least two foreign languages.
3. The KNOWLEDGE at the level of use:
3.1. labour protection requirements and the related laws and regulations;
3.2. environmental protection requirements and the related laws and regulations;
3.3. safety of technologies used in production;
3.4. occupational risk factors and the impact thereof on occupational health and safety;
3.5. identification, measurement and evaluation of occupational risk factors;
3.6. collective and personal protective equipment for the work process;
3.7. basics of work ergonomics;
3.8. computer science and computer technology in labour protection;
3.9. storage of hazardous substances and safety measures when working with them;
3.10. pedagogy;
3.11. basic principles of accident investigation and determination of causes;
3.12. causes and correlations of occupational diseases;
3.13. legal employment relationship and social dialogue in a company;
3.14. knowledge of the official language;
3.15. at least two foreign languages at the communication level.
3.16. research methodology;



Skills:

1. To know and apply labour protection regulations and standards within a company.
2. To carry out internal monitoring of the work environment.
3. To organize and carry out environmental risk assessment, determining the amount, nature and impact of risks of the work environment on occupational health and safety.
4. To use in practice work environment risk assessment methods, including qualitative, semi-qualitative or quantitative assessment methods.
5. To document the results of risk assessment of the work environment.
6. To organize laboratory measurements.
7. To organize mandatory health checks.
8. To evaluate and select personal protective equipment.
9. To plan labour protection measures.
10. To develop labour protection instructions, internal regulations, orders and other documentation related to professional activities.
11. To analyse the situation of a company with regards to work and environmental protection.
12. To organise and carry out labour protection training at a company's level.
13. To analyse and systematize information available in the field of labour protection.
14. To carry out work-related accident investigation or be part of the commission of inquiry.
15. To be able to assess and adopt measures for prevention of accidents and occupational diseases in the workplace.
16. To collaborate with representatives and fiduciaries of employees.
17. To manage a company's business units (departments, sections etc.) in the field of labour and environment protection.
18. To know the labour protection regulations of the state, the European Union and the International Labour Organization.
19. To know and apply environmental protection regulations related to labour protection.
20. To meet the requirements of the legal employment relationship.
21. To comply with labour protection and fire safety regulations.
22. To have a good command of the official language.
23. To use professional terminology in the official language and at least one foreign language.
24. To have a good command o at least two foreign languages at a communication level.
25. To use information technologies to carry out one's activities.
26. To make research in the field of labour protection.



Knowledge:

1. To know and apply labour protection regulations and standards within a company.
2. To carry out internal monitoring of the work environment.
3. To organize and carry out environmental risk assessment, determining the amount, nature and impact of risks of the work environment on occupational health and safety.
4. To use in practice work environment risk assessment methods, including qualitative, semi-qualitative or quantitative assessment methods.
5. To document the results of risk assessment of the work environment.
6. To organize laboratory measurements.
7. To organize mandatory health checks.
8. To evaluate and select personal protective equipment.
9. To plan labour protection measures.
10. To develop labour protection instructions, internal regulations, orders and other documentation related to professional activities.
11. To analyse the situation of a company with regards to work and environmental protection.
12. To organise and carry out labour protection training at a company's level.
13. To analyse and systematize information available in the field of labour protection.
14. To carry out work-related accident investigation or be part of the commission of inquiry.
15. To be able to assess and adopt measures for prevention of accidents and occupational diseases in the workplace.
16. To collaborate with representatives and fiduciaries of employees.
17. To manage a company's business units (departments, sections etc.) in the field of labour and environment protection.
18. To know the labour protection regulations of the state, the European Union and the International Labour Organization.
19. To know and apply environmental protection regulations related to labour protection.
20. To meet the requirements of the legal employment relationship.
21. To comply with labour protection and fire safety regulations.
22. To have a good command of the official language.
23. To use professional terminology in the official language and at least one foreign language.
24. To have a good command o at least two foreign languages at a communication level.
25. To use information technologies to carry out one's activities.
26. To make research in the field of labour protection.

Reference Data

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NQF Level: 
6
Awarding body: 

- Riga Technical University

Awarding body contact info: 

KAĻĶU IELA 1, RĪGA, LV-1050
Tālr.: 67089300
Fakss: 67820094
E-pasts: rtu@rtu.lv

Source of information: 
National occupation classification: 

ISCO-08

Relationship type: 

Senior labour protection specialist (2263 01)

Access requirements: 

Certificate of general secondary education or Diploma of vocational secondary education

Ways to acquire: 

Formal (through education programmes)