Did you know that… Professions related to Occupational Health and Safety are often interdisciplinary by their nature since they connect knowledge from the fields of psychology, ethics, labor law, ergonomics, health and other linked areas of expertise? Therefore, plenty career options and career advancements exist internationally – many countries have recognized these exact professions as...Read More
Zoran Gorički, Zapovjednik vatrogasne postaje, VSS Alumni What is your current job position? Commander of the fire station in the Public Fire Brigade of Zagreb. What major did you complete, and are you employed in the same field today? I completed a specialist study in the field of Fire Protection and I am currently employed...Read More
How to promote stress management in the workplace? Stress in limited quantities and smaller time intervals helps in achieving both personal and organizational goals. Taking a look at the pressure-performance graph, the optimal value of stress is far from zero. On the contrary, a healthy dose of intensive and demanding periods gives dynamics to our...Read More
Sanja Miketić-Curman, PhD, VSS Alumni What is your current job position? I am currently the Head of Human Resources (I also manage the department of occupational safety, fire protection and environmental protection). What major did you complete, and are you employed in the same field today? I completed my undergraduate study in occupational safety, and...Read More
VSS Faculty Interview with Darko Palacic, PhD Darko Palacic, PhD Please briefly introduce yourself and your current position. Darko Palačić, PhD, former student of the College of Occupational Safety and Health, graduate engineer and a holder of a Master in Security, Master in Information Sciences, Doctor of Occupational Safety, Lead Risk Manager, Certified Corporate Security...Read More
Violence at the Workplace It is common to think of violence as a physical assault, but it is so much broader, and often much more subtle than that. Even discrimination that has been intertwined within the processes, structures and cultures we meet and become part of on a daily basis, could be defined as violent...Read More
VSS Faculty Interview with Dario Gauš Dario Gauš, VSS Faculty Member Please briefly introduce yourself and your current position. I was born in 1975 and I started my career as a professional firefighter in 1994 when I joined Rijeka Fire Brigade and worked as firefighter and fire truck driver. In 2002 I was promoted to...Read More
Fragile limits of work and private space More than ever during the COVID-19 pandemic, the borderline between professional and private life has become blurry – almost imperceptible. Living rooms have become our offices. Children jumping and singing in the back of a lecturer delivering a Zoom presentation are not rare. Even though there are evident...Read More
Why faster is not necessarily better? In the age when time equals money, efficiency has become a norm. Being rushed to meetings, to submit assignments, to respond to e-mails, to operate individually, but also to perform as part of a team, to be easily accessible at all times – it seems so easy to come...Read More
Lack of Communication at the Workplace Leads to Safety Issues Regardless of occupation, communication is of utmost importance to enable a stress-free, pleasant and efficient working environment. Without access to relevant information, the job may seem meaningless and less important at times. Similarly, if safety measures and protocols are not communicated clearly, workers’ well-being is...Read More
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