Course code Citi4016

Credit points 2

Labour and Civil Protection

Total Hours in Course80

Number of hours for lectures16

Number of hours for seminars and practical classes16

Independent study hours48

Date of course confirmation25.11.2014

Responsible UnitDepartment of Forest Utilisation

Course developers

author Meža izmantošanas katedra

Uldis Karlsons

Mg. darb.aizs.

author Meža izmantošanas katedra

Vairis Lasmanis

Mg. oec.

author Meža izmantošanas katedra

Dace Brizga

Dr. paed.

Course abstract

Students become acquainted International and Latvian labour protection and emergences conventions, rules and regulations; Labour safety training order; labour environment supervision and inspection; electrosafety, fire safety; emergency situations in Latvia (risk awareness, preventive measures, preparation, response, elemination of consequences); people duties, rights, beheviour and protection in emergency situations.

Learning outcomes and their assessment

After completing the course student will have:
• Knowledge and critical understanding of the role and place of labour safety and civil protection in the work process of organizations and companies.
• Skills of creating a civil protection system in a company instructing of employees at work place and training the employees for safe work methods. • Competence of carrying out the indoor work environment monitoring in cooperation with a labour safety specialist and knowing how to act in emergency situations.

Course Content(Calendar)

1. Labour protection system, regulatory documents.2h
2. Hygiene and sanitation, factors in the working environment.2h
3. Options for improving the job protection system.2h
4. Risks, characteristics, measurement, protection of the working environment.2h
5. Fire safety, regulatory enactments regulating it. 2h
6. Fire safety documentation. 2h
7. Fire, its locale and disposal.2h
8. Electrical safety.2h
9. Structure, legal framework, organisation and management of the civil protection system.2h
10. Civil Protection Commissions of Local Governments. Risk assessment.2h
11. Tasks, rights and obligations of State, local government, legal and natural persons in the field of civil protection.2h
12. Special legal regimes (emergency and exceptional situations). Planning of civil protection measures.2h
13. Objects of increased danger, the duties and rights of the owner or lawful possessor thereof.2h
14. Hazardous substances, their classification and their storage and transport requirements.2h
15. Luring and providing international assistance. 2h
16. First aid skills in life-critical situations, call for assistance. Personal protective equipment in the event of a disaster. 2h

Requirements for awarding credit points

The accumulating assessment shall be received by students who have worked the practice, participated in the workshop sessions and obtained an assessment of not less than 5.0 parties. An assessment shall also be obtained in the form of a test, which shall demonstrate the knowledge and understanding of regulatory enactments. Final assessment — arithmetic mean of theoretical knowledge and practical skills. The form of learning evaluation - for all full and part-time basic higher education education programmes - shall be marked; for all full and part-time secondary higher education basic education programmes - examination.

Description of the organization and tasks of students’ independent work

Not intended.

Criteria for Evaluating Learning Outcomes

Arithmetic mean of theoretical knowledge and practical skills

Compulsory reading

1. Kaļķis V., Roja Ž., Kaļķis H. Riski darba vidē: raksturlielumi, iedarbība uz organismu, aizsardzība, preventīvie pasākumi: rokasgrāmata. V. Kaļķis, Ž. Roja, H. Kaļķis Latvijas universitāte. Rīga: Latvijas Universitāte, 2007. 68 lpp.
2. Kaļķis V., Roja Ž., Kaļķis H. Arodveselība un riski darbā. Rīga: Medicīnas apgāds, 2015. 538 lpp. Nav LLU FB. Ir RSU
3. Kaļķis V. Biznesa ergonomikas vadība. Monogrāfija. Rīga: Gūtenbergs Druka, 2014. 155 lpp.
4. Kaļķis V. Darba vides risku novērtēšanas metodes. Rīga: Latvijas Izglītības fonds, 2008. 242 lpp.
5. Xabier Irastorza, European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA)Third European Survey of Enterprises on New and Emerging Risks (ESENER 3) European Agency for Safety and Health at Work, 2019 Looking 201.11.2019.

Further reading

1. Darba higiēna. Latvijas Brīvo arodbiedrību savienība, LR Labklājības ministrija. Rīga: Latvijas Brīvo arodbiedrību savienība, 2010. 179 lpp.
2. Darba drošība. Latvijas Brīvo arodbiedrību savienība, LR Labklājības ministrija. Rīga: Latvijas Brīvo arodbiedrību savienība, 2010. 278 lpp.
3. Jemeļjanovs V., Sulojeva J. Civilā aizsardzība: laboratorijas darbi. Rīga: RTU, 2009. 20 lpp.
4. Jan de Kok, Paul Vroonhof, Jacqueline Snijders, Georgios Roullis, Martin Clarke (Panteia), Kees Peereboom, Pim van Dorst ( vhp human performance), Iñigo Isusi (IKEI), Work-related musculoskeletal disorders: prevalence, costs and demographics in the EU, Luxembourg: Publications Office of the European Union, 2019, ISBN: 978-92-9479-145-0 [tiešsaiste] [skatīts 28.12.2019.] Pieejams: , Looking 201.11.2019.
5. ManageDangerous Substance, Healthy Workplaces Good Practice Awards 2018-2019, European Agency for Safety and Health at Work, 2019 Healthy workplaces manage dangerous substances. Healthy Workplaces Good Practice Awards 2018-2019. Awarded and commended examples. European Agency for Safety and Health at Work. [Tiešsaiste] [skatīts 28.12.2019.]. Pieejams: [tiešsaiste] [skatīts 28.12.2019.] Pieejams: , Looking 201.11.2019.

Periodicals and other sources

1. Dienas Bizness: nedēļas laikraksts: Latvijas biznesa avīze. Rīga: Diena: Dagens Industri, 2005-. ISSN 1407-2041.
2. Būvēt: izdevīgi, mūsdienīgi, profesionāli. Rīga: Pārdošanas grupa. ISSN 1407-4559.


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