2020 Chemistry for Safety

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Academic unit or major
Undergraduate major in Chemistry
Instructor(s)
Ono Kosuke  Shinohara Naohide  Iguchi Taisen  Hashimoto Haruo  Kato Hiroko 
Course component(s)
Lecture
Day/Period(Room No.)
Fri3-4(H112)  
Group
-
Course number
CHM.A201
Credits
1
Academic year
2020
Offered quarter
1Q
Syllabus updated
2020/5/6
Lecture notes updated
-
Language used
Japanese
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Course description and aims

The course teaches basic knowledge on laboratory safety in chemistry field. Therefore, the concept of safety and risk, potential risk caused by chemical hazards, related low, chemical risk assessment, resources and waste, management of chemical waste and emergency procedures are learned. Chemical substance and global environmental issues are also discussed.

This course will allow students understand laboratory safety before Laboratory Course in Basic Chemistry in the year of sophomore. In addition, toward Class A hazardous materials engineer's qualification examination, students will learn related low regarding chemicals. Students will also learn how to use fire extinguisher in case of emergency.

Student learning outcomes

By the end of this course, students will:
1) Understand the concept of safety and the significance of preparation for safety chemical experiments
2) Explain potential risk caused by chemical hazards and significance of risk assessment
3) Explain chemical substance management and it related low
4) Explain chemical substance and global environmental issues
5) Explain emergency procedures
6) Use fire extinguisher in case of emergency

Keywords

Laboratory Safety, Risk assessment for chemical hazards, Chemical Substance Management, Industrial Safety and Health Law, Fire Service Act, Poisonous and Deleterious Substances Control Law, GHS label, Safety Data Sheet, Laboratory Waste Management Guide, Water Pollution and Sewerage Law, Waste Management Law

Competencies that will be developed

Intercultural skills Communication skills Specialist skills Critical thinking skills Practical and/or problem-solving skills

Class flow

At the beginning of each class (90 min), a topic in course schedule is introduced by a lecturer. Towards the end of class, students are given quiz related to the lecture given that day and commentary to the solution guide for the quiz is provided (last 10 min). Attendance is taken in every class.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Introduction to Laboratory Safety for Chemistry Students Review "Laboratory Courses in Chemistry" in Freshman year toward "Chemistry for Safety".
Class 2 Laboratory Waste Management Guide: Water Pollution and Sewerage Law; Waste Management Law Review and understand the concept of Low regarding chemical substances.
Class 3 How to use fire extinguisher: Practical training Preparation of the usage instructions. Review the course contents.
Class 4 Risk assessment for chemical hazards Understand the concept of risk.
Class 5 Chemical Substance and Global Environmental Issues Understand the relationship between global environmental issues and chemical substances and its history.
Class 6 Chemical Substance Management 1: Industrial Safety and Health Law, Fire Service Act Review the quiz in the class and understand the concept of Law regarding chemical substances.
Class 7 Chemical Substance Management 2: Poisonous and Deleterious Substances Control Law, GHS label, Safety Data Sheet Review the quiz in the class, understand the concept of Law regarding chemical substances, and submit a final report.

Textbook(s)

To perform experiments safely (Kagakudojin, in Japanese), in addition course materials are provided during class.

Reference books, course materials, etc.

Laboratory Safety for Chemistry Students (wiley)

Assessment criteria and methods

Exercise problems in each class (30%) and a final exam (70%)

Related courses

  • CHM.B205 : Laboratory Course in Basic Inorganic and Analytical Chemistry
  • CHM.D205 : Laboratory Course in Basic Organic Chemistry
  • CHM.C205 : Laboratory Course in Basic Physical Chemistry
  • LAS.E101 : Environment and Safety

Prerequisites (i.e., required knowledge, skills, courses, etc.)

No prerequisites are necessary.

Contact information (e-mail and phone)    Notice : Please replace from "[at]" to "@"(half-width character).

Kosuke Ono: k.ono[at]chem.titech.ac.jp

Office hours

Kosuke Ono: Students may approach the instructors at the end of class or contact by e-mail in advance to schedule an appointment.

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