Chemical Safety

A.Y. 2020/2021
Overall hours
Learning objectives
The main goal of the course is to provide students with awareness of the legal framework concerning use of chemicals in an working environment.
Expected learning outcomes
Students will reach an extensive knowledge of the legislation on health and safety on the workplace, with a special emphasis on the risks related to chemicals. They will become able to answer questions related to the legislative framework and how to minimize health risks. In addition to this, classes will gain a clear understanding or the law of chemicals in the workplace, with an aim at delivering a real competence and understanding, trying to avoid useless memorizing just a set of procedures and rules.
Course syllabus and organization

Single session

Lesson period
Second semester
lessons in real-time via zoom, also recorded and available until the end of semester
Course syllabus
Class is organized into three big areas: 1) causation in the law: if and when an illness is actually related to a chemical production, both for compensation purposes and in relation to criminal liability of employer and any other person active in production; this is knowledge is essential in order to assess liability and defend when health problems arise in the context of a production that may imply usage of either dangerous or carcinogen chemicals. 2) Within a chemical production setting it is of utmost importance being aware of the big principles stated in EU legislation on protection of health of employees. We will look into risk assessment principles (exam of the working process, identification of risks and hazards) and criteria to choose preventive measures. Special attention will be devoted to Chemical and Carcinogen risk at work. 3) a final small part of class will teach what are European rules and procedure to classify as dangerous or carcinogen a substance (CLP and REACH regulation). This is essential both to detect if dangerous substance are being used at the workplace so to use proper prevention and in the production stage, so to have a framework concerning how to classify and label a substance being placed in the market.
Prerequisites for admission
Teaching methods
Lessons, including discussion and examples.
Teaching Resources
Lecture notes and slides, cases, legislation, essays.
Assessment methods and Criteria
multiple choice written exam, involving both testing of information being learnt and its actual understanding through reasoning and examples.
Intermediate exams will be available for attending students
IUS/07 - LABOUR LAW - University credits: 6
Lessons: 48 hours
Professor: Mautone Giuseppe