Higher Education
KAN Praxis
Examples of good practice for ergonomically designed machines
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What characterizes an ergonomically designed machine? What aspects must be considered during design? Where can I find relevant information? This catalogue of good-practice examples of ergonomically designed machines is intended to assist in raising awareness of ergonomic parameters during the design of machinery and to indicate sources of more detailed information in standards
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Occupational Health in Developing Countries
Free Massive Open Online Course (MOOC)
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The Centre for International Health at the University of Bergen (UiB), Norway, together with colleagues at Addis Ababa University in Ethiopia and Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences in Tanzania, has created a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) to reach health personnel all over the world – with the purpose of improving health and life of workers in developing countries. The course "Occupational Health in Developing Countries" is free for everyone to attend. The first round started in March 2016.
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fitcampus - Health Promoting University
University of Applied Sciences Erfurt
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The University of Applied Sciences Erfurt and the health insurance company " AOK PLUS " started this project in 2009.
A project group with representatives of the insurance company and the University (University Board, Staff, Student Council, Project Manager / initiator etc.) put together the tasks for the period until the end of 2011. Project Director is Prof. Dr. Karl-Heinz Stange from the Faculty of Applied Social Sciences.
FH Erfurt became the first university in Thuringia which was involved in such a project for health prevention for members of the university. An important innovation was that not only the staff of the university can participate in the project, but also the students were explicitly included and could particularly benefit from prevention services.
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Accredited Online College Degree Programs
An open access resource in the U.S.
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The open-access database "Accredited Online College Degree Programs" is part of the website "Accredited Online Colleges", which is a database for accredited colleges and universities in the whole United States. This special resource is meant to promote Degree Program Accreditation for skilled workers and service employees. This includes Nurses, Doctors, Teachers, the Police, Entrepreneurs, and their respective organizations. The database allows to search for program-specific education and accreditation information for universities.
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"Master International Occupational Safety and Health" program
Ludwig- Maximilians Universität, Munich
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The “Master International Occupational Safety and Health” was established by the Center for International Heath (CIH) of the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (LMU) together with partners from Latin America.
In the course of co-operations with partner universities from Latin America and contact with participants of summer schools in Germany and in Latin America, a strong need for a Master’s degree in Occupational Safety and Health in Latin America had been identified.
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iNTeg-Risk
Early Recognition, Monitoring and Integrated Management of Emerging, New Technology related Risks
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iNTeg-Risk is a large-scale integrating project aimed at improving the management of emerging risks, related to “new technologies” in European industry. This is being achieved by building new management paradigm for emerging risks as a set of principles supported by a common language, agreed tools & methods, and Key Performance Indicators, all integrated into a single framework. The project aim is to reduce time-to-market for the lead market EU technologies and promote safety, security, environmental friendliness and social responsibility as a trademark of the EU technologies. The project goal is to improve early recognition and monitoring of emerging risks and decrease reaction times if major accidents involving emerging risks happen.
The project involves leading EU industries and renowned R&D institutions. It is coordinated by the European Virtual Institute for Integrated Risk Management, the dedicated EEIG guaranteeing the sustainability of results after the project.
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NetWoRM
Net-based Training for Work- Related Medicine
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NetWoRM (Net-based Training for Work- Related Medicine), a project by the Clinical centre of the University of Munich
Institute of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, is a project for the further development and the worldwide dissemination of the web-based virtual patients for Occupational Medicine.
 The aim of the implementation of these virtual patients was to enhance the interest in Occupational Medicine in medical students. Beyond the teaching of theoretical basics they support the clinical aspects of this specific field and the multidisciplinary use of acquired knowledge.
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Promoting safety culture at DIT
A step closer to the real world
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The Dublin Institute of Technology is one of Ireland’s largest and most innovative third-level institutions, with a population of 22,000 students and approximately 2,000 staff members. DIT offers over 300 different programmes from apprenticeship right through to postgraduate level. DIT’s campus sites are currently located in over 40 buildings around the city centre.
Universities and colleges in Ireland have to comply with OSH legislation, which requires them to prevent risks to their own staff and to third parties including students. In assisting the Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT) to meet its legal obligations, its safety team has sought, at the same time, to promote a safety culture among students with the aim that they will take this away with them to their future workplaces.
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Transferring the results of business cases awards initiative to business and engineering schools
Robert W. Campbell Award
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The US National Safety Council (NSC) with global partners organise the international Robert W. Campbell Award, an international award for business excellence. The award recognizes companies that have successfully integrated health, safety and environmental management into their overall business operations. These cases, which demonstrate health and safety and economic productivity, are converted for use as resources for engineering and business schools, and to promote partnerships with business schools and cooperation among professors/lecturers.
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Master of OSH
Master in Occupational Hazards (Risks) Management and Master in Construction Safety Management and Coordination
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The University of Salamanca, Spain, provides different types of studies in occupational safety and health with the specialisation Master in Occupational Hazards (Risks) Management or Master in Construction Safety Management and Coordination.
The aim is to integrate health and safety risk training and education into undergraduate and postgraduate courses. To carry out this objetive programme, the university works in three areas: education, vocational training and information and dissemination. The master studies are divided into a common part that is obligatory and an optional specialisation.
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The PGA (Prophylaktische Gesundheits Arbeit), department ‘Linz Academy of Occupational Medicine and Safety’ is a private non-profit organization certified by Ministry of Health to be one of two Austrian instititutions for the training of occupational physicians. This academy offers courses for students who have completed medical university to study occupational medicine as required by Austrian and EU regulations and to be able to intervene in a preventive way in all companies and organisations that are required to provide occupational medical expertise to workers and management.
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Postgraduate Safety and Occupational Hygiene Studies and Systems of Safety Management
Postgraduate Studies held by the School of Labour Safety Management in Katowice
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These studies prepare students for the profession of a safety and occupational hygiene inspector and, after passing the relevant exam, the students acquire the title of internal auditor of OSH management systems.
The students also take part in the training called “Internal Auditor of the Safety and Occupational Hygiene Management System” which is finished by a final test. Those students who pass the test are given a certificate of the Internal Auditor of the Safety and Occupational Hygiene Management Systems, the 'Certificate of postgraduate studies'.
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