2019 Environment Preservation and Chemical Safety I

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Graduate major in Chemical Science and Engineering
Tanaka Hiroshi  Kuwata Shigeki  Matsushita Nobuhiro  Motokura Ken  Fuchino Tetsuo  Furuya Hidemine  Tokita Masatoshi  Inagi Shinsuke  Kudo Fumitaka  Nishino Tomoaki  Shioya Masatoshi  Kato Hiroko  Hashimoto Haruo  Ishiyama Chiemi  Yamada Keita 
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Course description and aims

[Summary of the lecture] In this lecture, outline of safety in chemical research, administration of first aid. and risk management will be explained.
[Aim of the lecture] In chemical research, not only technical methods but also effective safety measures to prevent accidents by risk management are important. Moreover, it is also important to secure own health and safety by knowing laws related to safety and environment and to acquire morals of chemists such as prevention of environmental load. After this lecture and a following lecture "Environment Preservation and Chemical Safety II", students acquire the ability to carry out chemical research safely. Enrollment of Environment Preservation and Chemical Safety II, which consists of concrete managements of reagents and gases, and use of fire extinguisher, is desirable.

Student learning outcomes

By the end of this course, students acquire the following ability:
(1) Ability to carry out chemical experiments safely.
(2) Ability to manage reagents properly.
(3) Ability to administer first aid.
(4) Ability to manage risk in chemical laboratory.


Reagent management, fire extinguishing, first aid, AED, risk management

Competencies that will be developed

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

Class flow

This lecture will proceed in the following order: outline of safety in chemical research, reagent management, and its practice, first aid and its practice, risk management. In every lecture, practice problems and interpretation will be carried out to confirm the level of understanding.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Outline of safety in chemical research Ensure fundamental safety.
Class 2 Safety when using radiation and electricity Use radiation and electricity safely.
Class 3 Reagent management Manage reagents properly.
Class 4 Injury and first aid in experiments Explain first aid of injury.
Class 5 Practice of first aid and Administer first aid.
Class 6 Risk management in chemical industry Explain risk management in chemical industry.
Class 7 Risk management in chemical laboratory Manage risk in chemical laboratory.
Class 8 Summary Explain all lectures comprehensively.


Kenkou Anzen Techou, Tokyo Institute of Technology. (in Japanese).

Reference books, course materials, etc.

Kagaku Doujin Hennsyubu, Shinban Zoku Jikken wo Anzen ni Okonau Tameni, Kagaku Goujin, (In Japanese) ISBN-13: 978-4759810813

Assessment criteria and methods

Full attendance and completion of all experiments are compulsory.
Practice problems and interpretation for confirming the level of understanding (85%), hiyari hatto report (15%).

Related courses

  • CAP.E402 : Environment Preservation and Chemical Safety II

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

The condition of the study will not be made.

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

thiroshi[at]apc.titech.ac.jp (Hiroshi Tanaka)
kudo.f.aa[at]m.titech.ac.jp(Fumitaka Kudo)
fuchino[at]chemeng.titech.ac.jp (Tetsuro Fuchino)
inagi[at]echem.titech.ac.jp (Shinsuke Inagi)


This lecture will be opened simultaneously at the Ookayama and Suzukakedai campuses.

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