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Course unit
SCO2045589, A.A. 2017/18

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2016/17

Information on the course unit
Degree course First cycle degree in
SC1157, Degree course structure A.Y. 2014/15, A.Y. 2017/18
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 9.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination WORK HYGIENE AND ORGANIZATION
Department of reference Department of Chemical Sciences
E-Learning website
Mandatory attendance
Language of instruction Italian
Single Course unit The Course unit can be attended under the option Single Course unit attendance
Optional Course unit The Course unit can be chosen as Optional Course unit

Teacher in charge ANDREA TREVISAN MED/44
Other lecturers FLORA BERNARDEL

Course unit code Course unit name Teacher in charge Degree course code

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Educational activities in elective or integrative disciplines ING-IND/35 Engineering and Management 4.0
Educational activities in elective or integrative disciplines MED/44 Occupational Medicine 5.0

Course unit organization
Period Second semester
Year 2nd Year
Teaching method frontal

Type of hours Credits Teaching
Hours of
Individual study
Group didactic activities 0.0 8 0.0 No turn
Lecture 9.0 72 153.0 No turn

Start of activities 26/02/2018
End of activities 01/06/2018
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2014 course timetable

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
1 2019/20 20/01/2015 30/11/2020 TREVISAN ANDREA (Presidente)
CHIARA FEDERICA (Membro Effettivo)
PANIZZOLO ROBERTO (Membro Effettivo)

Prerequisites: No prerequisite
Target skills and knowledge: Industrial Hygiene
The student must acquire the necessary knowledge to understand the dangers (and related risks) present at the workplace (chemical, physical and biological) including research laboratories. Is trained on methods for exposure assessment both environmental and biological.
Examination methods: Written (multiple choice)
Assessment criteria: Based on the knowledge acquired and the ability to understand the information provided during the course.
Course unit contents: Industrial hygiene
Legislation in the field of occupational hygiene, occupational accidents and occupational diseases; technical and sanitary facilities responsible for control and protection. The assessment of industrial hygiene: preliminary inspection and investigation; the technical-toxicological tests, strategies and planning of environmental investigations. The risk assessment in the workplace: meaning and procedures. Sampling of dusts, fibers, fumes, gases and vapors: instant sampling, sequential, integrated and continuous sampling; personal sampling. Methods of measurement and evaluation of physical pollution: noise, vibration, microclimate, lighting, ionizing and non-ionizing radiations. Elements of ergonomics. The maximum tolerable concentrations: the TLVs for Chemicals (TLV-TWA TLV-STEL, TLV-C); TLV for mixtures and carcinogens; limits for physical contaminants. How to define and meaning of the limit values ​​and reference values. Limits of the law in Italy. The safety in the workplace: the notions of accident prevention. Pollution in confined spaces and the living environment. Techniques for primary and secondary prevention. The personal protective equipment. Outline of industrial toxicology: absorption, distribution, metabolism and excretion of toxicants. Biological monitoring: indicators of dose and effect.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: Lectures, classroom exercises, discussions of case studies
Additional notes about suggested reading: lecture notes and recommended book.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • Andrea Trevisan, Rischi da agenti chimici, fisici e biologici. Padova: Libreria Progetto, 2011. Cerca nel catalogo