Academic year
2021/2022 Syllabus of previous years
Official course title
Course code
SIC001 (AF:357212 AR:187928)
On campus classes
ECTS credits
Class 1
Degree level
Bachelor's Degree Programme
Educational sector code
1st Semester
Course year
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The knowledge of how to protect themselves and others from risks and hazards in in workplaces (in particular in the chemical labs) is of paramount importance, given the number of lab practicing course the students have to attend. Following the course and passing the final test is a precondition to follow any practical lab courses, for safety reasons. As a consequence, the course (mandatory) is held typically every year before the beginning of first year's chemistry labs.
The aim of the course is give the students the guidelines to act safely in laboratories. Students will be provided with the basic knowledge on safety in physical, chemical and biological laboratories. The method of danger assessment and risk management will be introduced to describe the safety process. During the course the main sources of danger in laboratories will be described, as well as the measures of prevention and early intervention will be analyzed.
Part of the course will be held in on-line mode
1. Knowledge and comprehension
a) students are expected to know the essential italian legislation on occupational safety and how is to be applied to chemical lab hazards.
2. Ability to apply knowledge and comprehension
a) students must be familiar with personal and collective protection devices to be utilized in all various types of chemical workups;
b) students must be familiar with safety procedures to be utilized in all various types of chemical workups.
3. Ability in management
a) students must be able to identify hazardous situations and apply working procedures and protection devices enabling safety in various contexts.
4) Ability of communicate
a) students must be able to understand safety instructions both in written and oral form;
b) students must show communication abilities on safety matters in the correct technical terms.
5) Ability to learn
a) students must know how and were to retrieve and refer to documents and legislation about the chemical hazards (safety data sheets, IARC lists etc).
Completion of the General Telematic Training Course lasting 4 hours.
In order access the final test of the Specific Training Course (lasting 16 hours) it is mandatory that the student has completed the General Telematic Training Course and passed the relative final test.
Outline of labor legislation. Safety measures: risk analysis.
Prevention and first intervention.
Hazard analysis:
- physical (falling objects, sharp objects, electrical shock, radiation, heat, cold, etc.);
- Chemical (fire, explosion, contamination)
- biological (infection, etc.).
Fire prevention and fire extingiushing.
First aid.
Emergency plans and evacuation.
Warning signals, Hazard phrases (H), Precautionary sentences (P).
Material Safety Data Sheets.
Incompatible substances.
Chemical or biological waste disposal.
The didactic material projected in the classroom during the theoretical lessons is present and can be downloaded on the University's "moodle" platform as well as current Laws and Regulations.
Written or telematic test with multiple choice answers.
Mandatory conditions for access to the written test are:
1) attendance at least 14 out of 16 hours of class;
2) to have completed the General Training Course on-line and passed the relative test.
The written test consists in 20 multiple choice questions concerning the entire program (see content section), aimed at ascertaining the knowledge and ability to interpret security issues. During the written test lasting one hour, the use of books, notes and electronic media is allowed. The written exam is passed with at least 14 correct answers.
Failure to pass the written test involves the compulsory attendance of a new course SICUREZZA E SALUTE NELLE ATTIVITÀ DIDATTICHE E DI RICERCA.
Classes aided by Power Point presentation. The students are warmly invited to discuss about the subjets of the lesson with the teacher during the classes

Courses are imparted to a maximum number of 35 students, selected by the Scientific Campus and communicated through official University e-mail (
The attendance of the lessons is compulsory: the loss of more than two hours of lessons involves the cancellation of the entire course.
Access to the educational laboratories is denied without certificate of attendance and passing of this course.

Accommodation and support services for students with disabilities and students with specific learning impairments:
Ca’ Foscari abides by Italian Law (Law 17/1999; Law 170/2010) regarding support
services and accommodation available to students with disabilities. This includes students with mobility, visual, hearing and other disabilities (Law 17/1999), and specific learning impairments (Law 170/2010). In the case of disability or impairment that requires accommodations (i.e., alternate testing, readers, note takers or interpreters) please contact the Disability and Accessibility Offices in Student Services:

This subject deals with topics related to the macro-area "Human capital, health, education" and contributes to the achievement of one or more goals of U. N. Agenda for Sustainable Development

Definitive programme.
Last update of the programme: 09/03/2021