Safety at Work

Applied Physics, First Cycle
2 year
Course director:

Dr. Jožef Horvat

Lecturer (contact person):

Klementina Zupan

Hours per week – 2. semester:

Enrolment into the academic year.

Content (Syllabus outline)

Safety at work:
Basic concepts of health and safety at work. The impact of individual areas of safety on the overall level of safety with an emphasis on the specificity of work in the laboratory and industrial environments. Safety and hazards when working with electricity, gases, hazardous substances. Slovenian and European regulations for safety and health at work. Applicable Regulations and Standards SIST EN, covering the area of ​​safety and health at work. The records review and the manner of keeping records. Type of measurements of the working environment and safety statement with risk assessment for individual jobs. Tips for safe and healthy working conditions, working order, safety phrases, personal protective equipment.


• J. Horvat, A. Regent: Zaštita na radu -Osobna zaštitna oprema, Veleučilište u Rijeci, Rijeka, 2009
• P. Hughes, E. Ferrett: Health and Safety at Work, Elsevier, Oxford, 2007.
• V. Drusany: Osnove varstva pri delu, VTVŠ, Ljubljana, 1995.
• P. Gspan: Ekologija dela – Priročnik, Iskra Telematika in ZVD-RS, Ljubljana, 1983.
• V. Drusany: Vodenje tveganja. Univerza v Ljubljani, FKKT-OTV, Ljubljana, 2001.
• J. Horvat: Osebna varovalna oprema, DVILj, Ljubljana, 2007.

Objectives and competences

Student aquire the basic knowledge understanding the importance of safety and health at work.
Knowledge of legislation and standards in the field of occupational safety and health.

Intended learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding:
• Knowing and understanding the problem of conditions in the working environment and the state of health and safety at work.
• Knowledge of the process for determination and analysis of the situation of the working environment

• Use of knowledge in the workplace.
• Use of literature and other sources.

• Awareness of the importance of health and safety in the workplace.

Learning and teaching methods

Lectures take place for all students at the same time, individual tasks by presenting.


Written exam
Oral exam
grading: 5 (fail), 6-10 (pass) (according to the Statute of UL)

Lecturer's references

[1] HORVAT, Jožef, PREZELJ, Jurij, POLAJNAR, Ivan, ČUDINA, Mirko. Monitoring gas metal arc welding process by using audible sound signal. Strojniški vestnik, ISSN 0039-2480, mar. 2011, vol. 57, no. 3, str. 267-278, ilustr., doi: 10.5545/sv-jme.2010.181. [COBISS-SI-ID 11800347]
[2] HORVAT, Jožef, POLAJNAR, Ivan, ČUDINA, Mirko, DAHMANE, Raja. Ergonomic stresses of welders. Strojarstvo, ISSN 0562-1887, 2007, letn. 49, št. 5, str. 377-382. [COBISS-SI-ID 3580523]
[3] POLAJNAR, Ivan, MIŠINA, Nedeljko, HORVAT, Jožef. Suvremeni pristup osobnoj zaštiti zavarivača. Sigurnost, ISSN 0350-6886, 2011, vol. 53, no. 3, str. 227-234. [COBISS-SI-ID 4243307]
[4] HORVAT, Jožef. Delo v gozdu in uporaba osebne varovalne opreme. Sporočila, ISSN 1318-038X, 2012, št. 8/9, str. 10-15. [COBISS-SI-ID 4511851]
[5] HORVAT, Jožef. Novosprejeti standard za gasilske čelade. Požar, ISSN 1318-7651, jul. 2009, letn. 15, [št.] 2, str. 10-13. [COBISS-SI-ID 3751787]
[6] HORVAT, Jožef. Varovalna čelada - obveznost? : za profesionalne in rekreativne športnike. Sporočila, ISSN 1318-038X, 2008, št. 3, str. 13-23. [COBISS-SI-ID 3202923]