Academic year
2020/2021 Syllabus of previous years
Official course title
Course code
SIC001 (AF:335166 AR:175362)
ECTS credits
Class 2
Degree level
Bachelor's Degree Programme
Educational sector code
1st Semester
Course year
Knowledge of the means of protection from risks and dangers in chemical laboratories (or in the workplace) is of utmost importance, given the number of laboratory courses that students must follow. Following the course and passing the final exam is a precondition for following every practical laboratory course, for safety reasons. As a result, the course (compulsory) is typically held for first-year students before the start of the first laboratory courses.
The aim of the course is to provide students with the fundamental notions on safety in physical, chemical and biological laboratories. The course intends to establish in students a mentality oriented towards their safety, through the method of evaluation of danger and risk. During the course I analyze the main sources of danger in the laboratories and the main preventive and first-aid measures are described.
A part of the course is delivered online.
1. Knowledge and understanding
a) students are expected to know the fundamental legislation on the safety of Italian work, and have understood the application to the risks of the chemical laboratory.
2. Ability to apply knowledge and understanding
a) students must know the personal and collective protection devices to be used in the various possible chemical processes;
b) students must know the various safety procedures to be used in the various possible chemical processes;
3. Judgment capacity
a) students must be able to recognize dangerous situations and apply working methods and protection tools able to guarantee safety in various contexts.
4. Communication skills
a) students must be able to interpret written and oral safety instructions;
b) students must demonstrate communication skills in the correct technical terms on security issues.
5. Learning skills
a) students must know how and where to find and consult documents and legislation concerning chemical risk (safety data sheets, IARC lists, etc.).
Completion of the 4-hour General Telematic Training Course.
In order to take the test at the end of the Specific Training Course (lasting 16 hours) it is necessary for the student to have completed the General Training Course and passed the relative test.
Outline of labor legislation. Safety measures: risk analysis.
Prevention and First Intervention.
Hazard analysis:
- physical (severe fall, sharp objects, electric shocks, radiation, heat, cold, etc.);
- chemicals (fire, explosion, contamination);
- biological (contamination).
Fire prevention means.
First aid.
Emergency and evacuation plans.
Poster design, Risk phrases (Hazard), Safety phrases (Precautionary).
Safety data sheets.
Incompatible substances.
Disposal of chemical or biological waste.
In the "moodle" platform of the University there is presentable and downloadable teaching material projected in the classroom during the theoretical lessons, in addition to the Texts of Laws and Regulations in force.
Written or telematic test with multiple choice questions.
Mandatory conditions for access to the written test are:
1) the presence of at least 14 out of 16 lessons;
2) have completed the 4-hour General Training Course online and passed the relative test.
The written test consists of a test consisting of 20 multiple choice questions concerning the entire program carried out (see the contents section), aimed at ascertaining the knowledge and ability to interpret safety issues. During the one-hour written test, the use of books, notes and electronic media is permitted. The written test is considered passed with at least 14 correct answers.
Failure to pass the written test entails the compulsory attendance of a new course SAFETY AND HEALTH IN EDUCATIONAL AND RESEARCH ACTIVITIES.
Class lessons with the aid of slides. Students are strongly encouraged to discuss with the teacher and classmates about the topics covered during the lesson.
The courses are structured with a maximum number of 35 students, which are selected by the Scientific Campus secretariat and communicated by the University's official e-mail (
Classes are compulsory: the loss of more than two hours of lessons implies the cancellation of the entire course.
It is not possible to access the educational laboratories, without a certificate of attendance and preparation of this course.

Accommodation and Support Services for students with disabilities or specific learning disabilities:
Ca ’Foscari applies the Italian Law (Law 17/1999; Law 170/2010) for support and accommodation services available to students with disabilities or specific learning disabilities. In the event of motor, visual, hearing or other disability (Law 17/1999) or a specific learning disability (Law 170/2010) and support is required (assistance in the classroom, technological aids for conducting exams or individualized exams, material in an accessible format, recovery of notes, specialist tutoring in support of the study, interpreters or other), contact the Disability and DSA office

This subject deals with topics related to the macro-area "Circular economy, innovation, work" and contributes to the achievement of one or more goals of U. N. Agenda for Sustainable Development

Definitive programme.
Last update of the programme: 07/04/2020