November 3, 2015, 1:43 pm
The College of Occupational Safety and Health has become a member of yet another international organization: it was accepted to join EURASHE, a non-profit association of educations of higher professional education, based in Brussels. Among EURASHE´s members, there are institutions from the European Higher Education Area and beyond, and it advocates for the advancement of higher professional education in Europe.
Member list available here - http://www.eurashe.eu/about/members/
October 19, 2015, 2:04 pm
In recent years, when economic migration shifts occur within the European Union, work safety has become a common problem for the entire European workforce, one which should be well investigated in order to act in due course through prevention. The Finnish Center for Work Safety states that with the rise of work mobility within the EU, it is necessary to create certain common rules of proper and safe work in every field, which includes the field of lifting.
The purpose of the Safety Card in the Field of Lifting project is the creation of a unique Safety Card certificate which will be applicable in the field of lifting and recognizable even outside of the project partner countries. The project is set up so that its results will contribute to the increase of mobility in the EU work market, facilitate knowledge and experience exchange among partner institutions, as well as improve the level of work safety in the field of lifting in all three participating countries.
From October 12 – 14, 2015, the fifth Safety Card project partner meeting was held in Bedekovčina with project partner representatives from the three participating countries. Representing the Finnish company Faktia Koulutus OY was their main project coordinator Mrs Raija Salo along with Mr Markku Hanhirova, teacher. From Estonia, the coordinator Mrs Helju Virunurm and teachers Mr Jüri Kuzmin and Mr Meelis Vaher represented the institution Ida-Virumma Kutsehariduskeskus from the city of Jöhvi. The Bedekovčina High School, hosting the meeting, was represented by the coordinator, Mrs Tajana Sedak Benčić and teachers Mr Damir Bešenić and Mr Zlatko Papić. The College of Occupational Safety and Health was represented by the project coordinator for Croatia, Mrs Irina Kacian Ivetić, Dean´s Assistant Mr Antun Matija Filipović and Mr Robert Lechpammer, lecturer.
The workshop dealt with topics related to the course of project activities. So far, two work packages had been completed – Harmonization of the project partner curiccula and Creating certificates+. This workshop marked the close of the third work packet – Good practice exchange and teacher training, which led the project into its second work year. The curricula were coordinated, new curriculum created for the training of persons for working safely in the field of lifting and a new distance e-learning program created for participants from all partner institutions. Parts of presentations were shown to the participants, new animation was arranged, the project website was created and translation was arranged into four languages to be used in the program: Finnish, Estonian, Croatian and English.
In the beginning of November, the project enters the phase of the educational program realization and a large attendance (of the free of charge) program for the Safety Card in the Field of Lifting certificate is expected.
After the workshops, in the afternoon, as organized by the host School, all the participants visited the Matija Gubec linden tree historic location and the nearby restaurant where they enjoyed tasting the Zagorje region specialty, štrukli.
The next project partner meeting is planned for April 2016, by when all pilot group participants will have finished their traning and helped improve the program with their feedback.
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