IDA700 Basics of Labour Protection

Code IDA700
Name Basics of Labour Protection
Status Compulsory/Courses of Limited Choice
Level and type Undergraduate Studies, Professional
Field of study Environmental Engineering and Management
Faculty Institute of Labour and Civil Safety
Academic staff Jānis Bērziņš, Jānis Ieviņš, Valentīna Urbāne, Jānis Bartušauskis, Regīna Osipova, Matīss Šmitiņš, Dzintars Brīvulis
Credit points 1.0 (1.5 ECTS)
Parts 1
Annotation The study course provides basic knowledge about labour protection framework, legal acts for labour protection, taking into account the International Labour Organization conventions and requirements of the EU legal acts. Students acquire skills to create in-house basis for normative acts, taking into account the type of enterprise’s activity. Students acquire basic understanding of the risks in the work environment and the methods of their elimination. Students acquire basic knowledge of labour protection monitoring system principles in enterprise or institution..
Goals and objectives
of the course in terms
of competences and skills
The aim of the study subject “Fundamentals of Labour Protection” is for students to acquire knowledge of the system of normative acts in the country, the common risks in the work environment, risk threshold value and risk assessment methods, to acquire skills of creating labour protection monitoring system in enterprise or institution. Students have gained an understanding of the legislative system of the country, its application in enterprise or institution. Students have developed an understanding of the work environment risks, their distribution according to the nature and admissible threshold value.
Learning outcomes
and assessment




Students have obtained understanding of labour protection legislative system in the country, its application in an enterprise or institution. - An individual task has been completed by creating and justifying a list of legislative acts to be followed in a particular enterprise.
Students have obtained understanding of work environment risks, risk classification by their nature, admissible threshold value and necessary preventive measures. - Risks are assessed practically, by using accessible measurement equipment.
Students have acquired skills of making work environment indicative measurements. - Indicative work environment measurements have been made, stating the work environment microclimate in the premises of RTU.
Students have acquired skills for creating labour protection monitoring system in a particular enterprise. - A labour protection system for a particular enterprise or institution has been created and justified. The independent work has been successfully defended.
Course prerequisites Knowledge in physics, chemistry, basics in legislation and communication.

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