2021 Environment Preservation and Chemical Safety I

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Graduate major in Chemical Science and Engineering
Tanaka Hiroshi  Kuwata Shigeki  Matsushita Nobuhiro  Yoshizawa Michito  Fuchino Tetsuo  Furuya Hidemine  Tokita Masatoshi  Inagi Shinsuke  Ono Kosuke  Yamazaki Masakazu  Shioya Masatoshi  Kato Hiroko  Hashimoto Haruo  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 provide appropriate first aid.
(3) Ability to manage risk in chemical laboratory.


first aid, 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 first aid. 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 Safety when using radiation and electricity Ensure fundamental safety.
Class 2 Risk management in laboratory and industry. Explain risk management in chemical industry and laboratory.
Class 3 Risk management in laboratory and industry. Be able to provide appropriate first aid.


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 (75%), hiyari hatto report (25%).

Related courses

  • CAP.E402 : Environment Preservation and Chemical Safety II

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

Undergraduate students are not allowed to take this course.

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

thiroshi[at]apc.titech.ac.jp (Hiroshi Tanaka)


No practical training will be conducted this year due to COVID-19.

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