931105 Safety and health protection in agriculture and forest enterprises

Semester hours
Lecturer (assistant)
Reeh, Gerhard , Quendler, Elisabeth
Offered in
Wintersemester 2023/24
Languages of instruction


Legal basis of working safety and accident prevention
Reasons of accidents - key aspects of accidents, strategy for prevention of accidents
Machinery safety - law, standards, personal protective equipment (PSA)
Machinery safety - danger potentials, scientific analysis methods, safety measurement,
Safe transportation - law, danger potential and measurements
Legal background of occupational safety and accident prevention
Causes of accidents, problem areas, strategies for accident prevention
Machine safety - laws, standards, hazard potentials
Machine safety - Scientific methods of analysis, safety measures, personal protective equipment
Safe use of means of transport - risk potentials, laws, measures
Constructional safety – regulations and implementation in practice
Electrical protection in agriculture - Regulations and implementation in practice
Occupational safety in forestry – measures
Safety in animal husbandry and child safety on farm
Hazardous substances in agriculture (noxious gases, dust) - types, occupational diseases, prevention
Safety in plant protection - background, practice
New strategies of occupational safety
Social security - insurance companies, accident insurance and prevention

Objective (expected results of study and acquired competences)

describe the legal basis (social insurance) of occupational safety
recognize and analyze hazardous situations in agriculture and forestry
identify preventive measures for the improvement of occupational safety and for the promotion of health
apply technical, organizational and personal measures for accident prevention and occupational disease control
recommend appropriate strategies for the practical implementation of safety measures
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