Chemical Safety in the Workplace
Learning outcomes of the course unit
At the end of the course students should have:
- acquired the capability to evaluate the potential risk of a chemical process carried out an a small scale (grams) and to be able to organize the working place in a safe manner
- acquired le knowledge on the reference lows listed in the program.
good qualification in chemistry. All participants should have complied with the education on safety in agreement with the D. Lgs.81/08.
Course contents summary
Recall on classification, labeling and packaging (CLP) of chemicals, inflammability, extinguishers, incompatible chemicals, handling of peroxide-forming compounds and solvents. Reactions carried out at height temperature and pressure. Reagents cupboard management and organization. Outlines of toxicology. General criteria for waste management, decontamination. Critical review of the chemistry topics of D. Lgs. 152/06, D. Lgs. 81/08, D.Lgs.105/15.Operative models for chemical risk assessment.
The course is organized in two strictly connected parts; the first part is propedeutical for the second part.
First part: refer to the classification, labelling and packaging (CLP) of chemicals, flammable limits fire triangle, extinguishers, explosive atmospheres, exposure limits (TLV, TLV-TWA, TLV-STEL, TLV-C), general criteria for the incompatibility of chemicals, management of peroxide-forming solvents, peroxide tests, peroxide reduction. Waste management, decontamination procedures.
Second part: D. Lgs. 81/08, part IX with annex; D.Lgs. 152/06: parts III and V with annex; D. Lgs. 105/15 (Seveso III).
The PDF file containing all the course topics will be provided to all registered participants.
21 h of frontal lectures
Assessment methods and criteria
the exam is written, evaluated on a 0-30 score and consists in 15 closed questions with closed answers and 5 questions with open answer. At each of the closed answer 1 point will be assigned, while to the other 5 up to 3 point will be assigned. Honour will be for candidate who in the open questions will demonstrate an outstanding ability to adopt in a rigorous manner the languages that identify the safety disciplines.