Forum on Life Safety Held at SUSU

On the 3rd and the 4th of October, VII International Science-to-Practice Conference on Life Safety in the Third Millennium took place at South Ural State University. The event was held on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the Department of Life Safety.

The Conference on Life Safety in the Third Millennium is held once per three years. Every year, participants of the Conference discuss such issues as occupational safety and safety in the agro-industrial complex. Other topics of discussion included overall environmental safety, habitat and human health.

Doctor of Sciences (Engineering), Professor, Head of the SUSU Department of Life Safety, Aleksandr Sidorov, noted the importance of this Conference for the university.

“This is the seventh international conference. By coincidence, this year our Department celebrates its 60th anniversary, therefore the Conference is held on the occasion of the celebration. Representatives of 22 cities of Russia, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan and Tajikistan submitted their papers to the Conference. For us, it is important that people who came here today are ready to communicate, exchange with opinions and establish visual contact.”

The Conference was held at participation of research and academic staff and Master’s degree students from universities of Moscow, Saint Petersburg, Irkutsk, Perm, Tyumen, Yekaterinburg, Chelyabinsk, Kurgan, Magnitogorsk, Chita, Kirov and many other cities.

Head of the Department of Life Safety at Perm National Research Polytechnic University, Konstantin Chernyi, noted that life safety in the third millennium is different due to the new economic mechanisms that favor for security provision, as well as to new regulatory documents and governmental approaches.

“I would like to mention the high scientific importance of this Conference. It totally complies with messages of the President of the Russian Federation and generally regards many national projects which include more than just science and education. We indirectly touch upon the issues of healthcare, employability improvement and ecology. Topics that we discuss will contribute to development of our country. I am very pleased to attend today’s event held at SUSU. Our universities are partners, and we often visit each other’s events.”

In his report entitled “General procedures of hazard identification in a system of occupational risk management”, Konstantin Chernyi brought up the issues of terminology related to these risks.

Natalia Buyakova, representing the Department of Power Supply from Angara State Technical University, presented a report entitled “Electromagnetic field in the point of intersection between a 25-kV electric traction network and a 750-kV power transmission line”. Natalia Buyakova regularly visits conferences and workshops arranged by the SUSU Department of Life Safety.

“My sphere of expertise is studying electromagnetic fields generated by electric traction networks at power plants and by power transmission lines. The influence of electromagnetic field is directly connected with life safety. There are very many reports on this topic presented at this Conference. Any conferences or workshops mean communication and common interests. There occurs exchange with opinions: we all come to a certain consensus while listening to reports and then discussing them at a round table.”

An edition of Conference proceedings entitled “Life safety in the third millennium” has been published upon results of the Conference. It contains results of research regarding the issues of occupational safety, ecological and radiation safety, education and the issues of life safety, people’s health considering the state of their habitat, and emergency safety.

As a reminder, a decision was made to establish the Department of Safety Regulations and Fire Safety at the Chelyabinsk Polytechnic Institute starting from 01.10.1959 as prescribed by the Order of the Ministry of Higher and Secondary Vocational Education of the Russian SFSR No.52 dated 21.09.1959. In 1966, the Department had been renamed into the Department of Labor Safety, and in 1991, in regards with introduction of new course and inclusion of the cycle on Civil Defense into the Department, it has been renamed and is still called the Department of Life Safety.

At the moment, the Department of Life Safety admits applications and performs training on the following general education programmes of higher education:

  • Bachelor degree studies: 20.03.01 “Technosphere Safety”;
  • Specialist studies: 20.05.01 “Fire Safety”;
  • Master degree studies: 20.04.01 “Technosphere Safety” (Master’s programme on Fire Safety).
Marina Kovyazina, photos by Oleg Igoshin
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