How to respond to changes in technologies in occupational safety and health experts´ training?

  • Ivana Tureková Faculty of Education, Constantine the Philosopher University in Nitra, Tr. A. Hlinku 1, 949 74 Nitra


The improvement of the quality and efficiency of education is a basic and indispensable condition of any educational institution. They are facing the crucial role because they must reflect on the changes brought by the fourth industrial or digital revolution. Technological explosion in production requires an urgent reassessment of the perception and functioning of a person - an employee in an intelligent manufacturing environment. The emphasis on education, skills, human knowledge is changing dynamically and will be changing continuously. It is therefore necessary to combine technologies with education and this training also includes work safety, which is an integral part of lifelong learning. The education in work safety must flexibly respond to exponentially changing industry changes, especially in the preparation of experts who can predict hazards, assess the significance of new and emerging risks, and then take management measures to eliminate their potential negative consequences, so that they do not exceed the limits of acceptability. It is obvious, therefore, that the most important, but at the same time the most vulnerable, element of the whole system is man, and therefore the training of experts should be systemic, comprehensive and proactive in relation to changes in industry. The article brings conclusions from relevant surveys in the field of health and safety at work and highlights the potential for quality improvement to align technology requirements and to prepare higher education practitioners for practice.
Research Article