Occupational Safety

Program Presentation

The Safety at Work Program delves into those aspects that require a planned action of prevention, including the information and training of workers, which leads to a better understanding of both the real extent of the risks arising from work, as to their form of prevention and how best to avoid them.

It is, in short, a way of knowing about the safety conditions of specific sectors, such as the management of gases and pressure vessels, machine safety principles, welding techniques, laboratory work, electrical hazards, and hazardous waste management operations, among others.

In this context, current legislation is a key instrument from a safety point of view, that determines the inspections and tests that intend to keep facilities, during their lifetime, in the proper safety conditions as they were initially conceived.

The distance education program presented here responds to the new demands for this area, providing criteria, rigor and, above all, common sense, when it comes to education for health and safety policies in an organization.

Who is the programme for?

The proposed methodology and a clear and diverse curriculum makes the Occupational Safety Program designed for prevention experts who need to delve into the safety of specific activities such as graphic arts, laboratories, confined spaces, waste management, power tools, petroleum products and gas pressure.

Because of its specific and technical character, it is highly recommended that people who want to pursue this program apply only if they possess a scientific background and have prior knowledge of health and safety.

Diploma

Diplomas will be issued by the university where the student is enrolled with the sponsorship of the Ibero-american University Foundation (FUNIBER).

Program Structure

The duration of the estimated program in Occupational Safety is 150 hours (15 credits) 1.

Regarding the distribution of the time, it is established that:

Being a distance program and not subject to classroom attendance, a concrete start date is not set, so that the student can enroll at any time, provided there are spaces available.

For academic and educational reasons the program has a minimum duration of two months.

The maximum time available for the program is four months. In this time period, the student must be given the appropriate assessments of the subjects.

The credit structure of the Occupational Safety program is collected in the following table:

  CREDITSa LENGTHb HOURS
Subject 15 4 150

a. The number of credits may vary according to the university granting the degree.
b. Length in months

Objectives

General Objective:

  • The main objective of the Occupational Safety Program is to train competent professionals to carry out planned actions of prevention, in terms of decreasing the risk of accidents occurring within a number of specific work activities.

Specific Objectives:

  • To know the possible risks and preventive measures associated with handling gases and pressure vessels from the point of view of safety.
  • To acquire an overview of job security in the ise of machines and electricity, as well as how to adopt preventive measures that apply in each specific case.
  • To learn different welding techniques along with associated risks and control methods that can be applied in this type of operation.
  • To develop models of management of toxic and hazardous waste and know the practices to be followed from the point of view of safety in the context of existing legislation.
  • To evaluate the risks and prevention measures associated with storage operations in general, and more specifically with petroleum products, particularly in confined spaces.
  • To provide general guidelines to compile a record of adequate monitoring in facilities where maintenance needs to be controlled, depending on their characteristics and regulations that must be met.

Career Opportunities

Some of the career opportunities in the Occupational Safety program are:

  • Independent Consultant of occupational risk prevention.
  • Organizational Advisor in prevention topics.
  • Auditing entities.
  • Training technician.

Study Plan

The Occupational Safety Program is composed of a course that teaches, first, the theoretical, conceptual and historical principles involved in prevention management, and second, their organizational, social and technological implementation.

The goal is for students to gain an overview of the prevention plans that every company should follow in order to have a better understanding of both the real situation of existing occupational hazards as well as how to prevent them.

This course is structured according to a coherent pedagogical sequence. Each is divided into basic thematic units or chapters, the contents should be studied to satisfactorily answer the tests.

The chapters that make up the program are shown in the following table:

  CHAPTERS
1 Safety in handling gases and pressure vessels
2 Safety in handling machines and tools
3 Safety in activities and welding techniques
4 Safety in the Laboratory
5 Safety in the Management of toxic and hazardous waste
6 Safety in various circumstances
7 Annex

Management

  • Dr. Eduardo García Villena. Doctor in Project Engineering: Environment, Safety, Quality and Communications from the Polytechnic University of Catalonia. Academic Director for the Environment Area at the Ibero-american University Foundation.
  • Dr. (c) Lina Pulgarín Osorio. Doctor in Projects from the Ibero-american International University (in process). Master in Comprehensive Management Prevention, Environment and Quality from the Polytechnic University of Catalonia. Academic Coordinator for the Master in Occupational Risk Prevention and associated Specializations.

Teaching staff and Authors

  • Dr. José María Redondo Vega. Associate Professor in the Department of Geography and Geology at the University of Leon.
  • Dr. Cristina Hidalgo González. Doctor in Quality Control. Business Administration from the University of Leon. Associate Professor in the Department of Applied Economics at the University of Leon.
  • Dr. Víctor Jiménez. Doctor in Project Engineering: Environment, Safety, Quality and Communications from the Polytechnic University of Catalonia. Professor at the Ibero-american International University.
  • Dr. Izel Marez. Doctor in Project Engineering: Environment, Safety, Quality and Communication from the Polytechnic University of Catalonia. Professor at the Ibero-american International University.
  • Dr. José Ulises Rodríguez Barboza. Doctor in Project Engineering from the Polytechnic University of Catalonia, Spain. Professor at the Peruvian University of Applied Sciences. FUNIBER professor.
  • Dr. Olga Capó Iturrieta. Doctor in Project Engineering: Environment, Quality and Prevention. Civil Industrial Engineer Head of Projects at the Institute of Agricultural Research (IAR), Chile.
  • Dr (c). Lina Pulgarín Osorio. Doctorate in Projects from the Ibero-american International University (in process). Master in Integrated Management: Prevention, Environment and Quality from the Polytechnic University in Catalonia. Program Coordinator and FUNIBER professor.
  • Dr (c). Carmen Lilí Rodríguez Velasco. Doctorate in Education from the Ibero-american International University (in process). Master in Occupational and Organizational Psychology from the University of Havana, Cuba. Academic Coordinator of the International Management Development Area, Business Organization and Human Resources and FUNIBER professor.
  • Dr (c). Diego J. Kurtz. Doctorate in Engineering and Knowledge Management from the PPGEGC – UFSC (in process). Master in International Business – Wiesbaden Business School, Germany. Researcher in the Core Management for Sustainability (www.ngs.ufsc.br) and Junior Researcher of the Dynamic SME Project (www.dynamic-sme.org). Program Coordinator and FUNIBER professor.
  • Dr (c). Diana Patricia Cortés Díaz. Doctorate in Projects, from the Ibero-american International University (in process). Masters in Human Resources and Knowledge Management from the University of Leon, Spain. Consultant specializing in Labor Law and Social Security. Program Coordinator and FUNIBER professor.
  • Ms. María Eugenia Luna Borgaro. Master in Human Resources and Knowledge Management from the University of Leon, Spain. Expert on Human Resource Management and Management Skills. FUNIBER Professor.

FUNIBER Training Scholarships

The Ibero-American University Foundation (FUNIBER) periodically delivers an economic baseline with extraordinary character for scholarships in FUNIBER Training.

To apply for it, you only need to send your application for a scholarship on the website’s main page with the required data, and the evaluation committee will examine the suitability of your candidature to be granted economic aid, in the form of a scholarship in FUNIBER Training.