Semester: 5 / Winter
Lectures/Classes: 15 / 15 hours
Field of study: Production Engineering and Management
Study cycle: 1st cycle
Type of course: compulsory
Prerequisites: Knowlegde from physics, mathematics and human biology (secondary education level).
Contact person: Dr eng. Marek Brennensthul
Short description: The subject concerns safety and comfortable conditions of work (both at professional and non-professional activities). There are discussed the types of factors at the workplaces; the potential impact of these factors on human is also analyzed. The basic information about ergonomics are presented. The use of ergonomics at the designing and improvement of workplaces are shown.
Full description: The scope of ergonomics as an interdisciplinary science; the history of ergonomics. The courses of ergonomic actions – corrective and conceptual actions. Ergonomic formation of workplaces; use of anthropometry in ergonomics. Physical and mental workload. Physical effort and energy expenditure of human organism. Assessment of energy expenditure at dynamic works, evaluation of workload at static works. Assessment of monotype. The basics of work safety. The types of factors; dangerous, harmful, onerous factors. The kinds of factors impact on human organism. Characteristic of selected dangerous factors; mechanical threats; fire and explosion, electrical shock, risk related with working at high. Harmful and onerous factors: exposure to dusts, radiations, vibrations, noise (audible, infrasonic, ultrasonic). Occupational accidents; procedures after accident; prevention. Methods of assessment of occupational risk.
Bibliography: Compulsory literature: 1. Bridger R. S. Introduction to ergonomics; 3rd edition. CRC Press 2009. 2. Stanton N. et al. Handbook of Human Factors and Ergonomics Methods, CRC Press 2005. 3. Selected law regulations regarding work safety.
Learning outcomes: Learning outcomes In terms of knowledge: 1. Student knows the types of factors at the workplaces and the effects of these factors occurrence. 2. Student has knowledge about ergonomics and its role in formation of workplaces. In terms of skills: 1. Student can optimize the workplace taking into account the ergonomic requirements and OHS rules. 2. Student can identify the dangerous, harmful, onerous factors at the workplaces. In terms of social competences: 1. Student is aware to role of ergonomics at the designing of workplaces. 2. Student is aware of role of work conditions for health and safety of working people.
Assessment methods and assessment criteria: Grade obtained at classes 50%, grade obtained at lectures 50%.

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