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Legislation and Regulation

Module name (EN): Legislation and Regulation
Degree programme: Engineering and Management, Master, ASPO 01.10.2019
Module code: MAM_19_A_1.03.RER
Hours per semester week / Teaching method: 4V (4 hours per week)
ECTS credits: 5
Semester: 1
Mandatory course: yes
Language of instruction:
German
Assessment:
Written exam 90 min.

[updated 04.11.2020]
Curricular relevance:
DFMME-111 Mechanical Engineering, Master, ASPO 01.10.2019, semester 1, mandatory course
MAM_19_A_1.03.RER Engineering and Management, Master, ASPO 01.10.2019, semester 1, mandatory course
Workload:
60 class hours (= 45 clock hours) over a 15-week period.
The total student study time is 150 hours (equivalent to 5 ECTS credits).
There are therefore 105 hours available for class preparation and follow-up work and exam preparation.
Recommended prerequisites (modules):
None.
Recommended as prerequisite for:
Module coordinator:
Prof. Dr. Ralf Oetinger
Lecturer:
Prof. Dr. Ralf Oetinger
Dipl.-Ing. Friedbert Theis


[updated 31.03.2020]
Learning outcomes:
EU regulations for product development and industrial production - 2 hours per semester week:
After successfully completing this module, students will be familiar with the practical implementation of European product directives (especially the machinery directive) in the European Economic Area.
They will be able to carry out conformity assessment procedures including the CE marking of products.
Students will be familiar with the legal consequences of putting defective products on the market or exhibiting them, as well as the legal consequences of defective products that have caused personal injury or damage to property.
 
Occupational health and safety law - 2 hours per semester week:
After successfully completing this module, students will be familiar with the legal system of occupational health and safety and the application of relevant statutory provisions. They will be familiar with occupational health and safety as an integral part of a holistically-oriented corporate strategy and will be able to assess the consequences of responsibility and liability in the area of occupational health and safety in professional practice.
 
 
 


[updated 04.11.2020]
Module content:
 
 
EU regulations for product development and industrial production - 2 hours per semester week:
1. EU law (basic principles)
2. Implementation of European product directives into national law
3. European Economic Area (EEA)
4. Basic requirements of the EU Machinery Directive
5. Essential health and safety requirements
6. Harmonized standards and presumption of conformity
7. Requirements of applicable directives
8. Risk management
9. Technical documentation as defined by EU law
10. Operating instructions
11. Conformity assessment procedures
12. Declaration of conformity / Declaration of incorporation
13. CE marking
14. Legal consequences
 
 
Occupational health and safety law - 2 hours per semester week:
1. Legal framework
2. EU law / national law (legal classification)
3. Basic employer obligations
4. Delegation of responsibility to managers
5. Responsibility and liability in occupational health and safety
6. Technical occupational health and safety
      - Act on the Implementation of Measures of Occupational Safety and Health to Encourage Improvements in the Safety and Health Protection of Workers at Work (Arbeitsschutzgesetz, ArbSchG)
      - German Social Code VII (Sozialgesetzbuch VII)
      - Industrial safety regulations (Betriebssicherheitsverordnung)
      - Occupational Safety Directive on Noise and Vibration (Lärm- und Vibrations-Arbeitsschutzverordnung)
      - Occupational Safety and Health Ordinance on Artificial Optical Radiation (Arbeitsschutzverordnung zu künstlicher optischer Strahlung)
      - Occupational Health and Safety Ordinance on Electromagnetic Fields (Arbeitsschutzverordnung zu elektromagnetischen Feldern)
      - Workplaces Ordinance (Arbeitsstättenverordnung)
      - Construction Site Ordinance (Baustellenverordnung)
7. Occupational health and safety with regard to materials
      - Chemicals Act
      - Hazardous Substances Ordinance
      - Biological Agents Ordinance
      - Genetic Engineering Act
      - Explosives Act
8. Occupational Health and Safety Organization
      - Occupational Health and Safety Act (Arbeitssicherheitsgesetz)
      - Works Constitution Act (Betriebsverfassungsgesetz)
9. Social occupational health and safety
      - Working Time Act (Arbeitszeitgesetz)
      - Maternity Protection Act (Mutterschutzgesetz)
      - Youth Employment Protection Act (Jugendarbeitsschutzgesetz)
      - Law concerning driving personnel (Fahrpersonalgesetz)
10. Medical occupational safety
      - Occupational Diseases Ordinance
      - Ordinance on occupational health precautions (Verordnung zur arbeitsmedizinischen Vorsorge)
      - Accident Insurance Notification Ordinance (Unfallversicherungs-Anzeigeverordnung)
11. Dual system in occupational health and safety supervision
 
 
 
 


[updated 04.11.2020]
Recommended or required reading:
EU regulations for product development and industrial production
Machinery Directive
Low Voltage Directive
EMC Directive
Equipment and Product Safety Act with regulations
 
Occupational health and safety law:
Kahl: Arbeitssicherheit
Schliephacke: Führungswissen Arbeitssicherheit

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