Course code CitiP012

Credit points 2

Ergonomics at Work

Total Hours in Course80

Independent study hours80

Date of course confirmation08.11.2011

Responsible UnitDepartment of Forest Utilisation

Course developers

author Meža izmantošanas katedra

Anda Zvīgule

Mg. paed.

author Meža izmantošanas katedra

Linards Sisenis

Dr. silv.

Prior knowledge

Citi3046, Ergonomics at Work I

Citi3047, Ergonomics at Work II

Course abstract

The aim of the professional practice is to evaluate the ergonomic situation of the practice place. Student extends and strengthens knowledge of the workplace ergonomics, and the necessary conditions for the employees in the implementation of ergonomic requirements. Students can formulate and recognize the ergonomic risks practically and is able to create assessment of good ergonomics at workplaces in the company or institution. Students prepare proposals for improving ergonomics and safety at a particular place of practice.

Learning outcomes and their assessment

After completing the practise student will have:
knowledge and critical understanding of the role of ergonomics in the place of practice;
skills in formulating and recognizing ergonomic risks, ergonomic assessment of work places in place of practice;
competence to determine the ability of employees to work, to make decisions on the organization of an occupation suitable for ergonomic requirements

Compulsory reading

1. Roja Ž. Ergonomikas pamati. Rīga: Drukātava, 2008. 190 lpp
2. Ergonomika darbā. Rīga: Labklājības ministrija, 2010. 191 lpp.
3. Darba drošība. Rīga, Labklājības ministrija, 2010. – 273 lpp.
4. DKaļķis H. Biznesa ekonomikas vadība. Rīga, SIA „Gutenbergs Druka”, 2014. – 155 lpp.

Further reading

1. Psihosociālā darba vide. Rīga, Labklājības ministrija, 2010. – 157 lpp.
2. Eglīte M. Darba medicīna. Rīga, RSU, 2012. – 834 lpp
3. Kaļķis V., Roja Ž., Kaļķis H. Riski darba vidē, Rīga, 2007. - 68 lpp.

Periodicals and other sources

1. Darba aizsardzības ziņas: Valsts Darba inspekcijas izdevums. Latvijas nacionālais kontaktpunkts. Eiropas Darba Drošības un Veselības Aizsardzības aģentūra. ISSN 1407-2044
2. Latvijas Vēstnesis: Latvijas Republikas oficiāls laikraksts. Rīga: Valsts uzņēmums "Latvijas Vēstnesis". ISSN 1407-0391 3.Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology. ISSN 0963-1798