European Master and Certification Program
in Risk Engineering and Management

IIIC
HSSE - Advanced

Course code: 161322 (MOD)
Language of instruction: English
Duration of the course: 15 days (135h)
Lecturers: Dr. Petar Stanojević (Steinbeis Advanced Risk Technologies), M.S. Dolors Vinyoles (Swissi Instituto Suizo de Seguridad), Dr. Valerio Cozzani (CONPRICI - University of Bologna), Dr. Marko Gerbec (Josef Stefan Institute)
Assessment: Written Exam [optional topic for Project Study Paper]
Credit points: 5 CPs

Short description

The module aims to explain the EU regulations in the field of safety and health of workers at work. Main topics include general principles concerning the prevention of occupational risks, the protection of safety and health, the elimination of risk and accident factors, the informing, consultation, balanced participation in accordance with national laws and/or practices and training of workers and their representatives, as well as general guidelines for the implementation of these principles.

Principles of the EU regulation in the area of registration, evaluation and authorization of chemicals – REACH (EC Nr. 1907/2006). The course explains principles and obligations for manufacturers, importers and downstream users to ensure that they manufacture, place on the market or use such substances that do not adversely affect human health or the environment.

 

International and EU policies and legislative requirements related to the transport of dangerous materials and explains the European Agreement concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods. It elaborates the main issues from ADR 2009 as well as safety measures and procedures in case of accidents.

Objectives

EU comprehensive regulations in the field of safety and health of workers at work is the main issue of this module. It aims to explain general principles concerning the prevention of occupational risks and safety and health protection, with a particular emphasis on chemicals, elimination of risk and accident factors, national laws and/or practices and training of workers and their representatives, as well as general guidelines for their implementation. Where appropriate this is illustrated with regulations from some of EU countries (Germany, Spain...).

Knowledge: At the end of the course students are expected to:

  • which EU regulations are relevant for occupational safety and health
  • objectives, scope and requirements of overall directive 
  • requirements for special personnel assigned to deal with occupational safety and health
  • what is dangerous good
  • dangerous good classification 
  • what means transport of dangerous goods
  • ADR- Contents and scope
  • responsibilities and training of personnel
  • security regulations.

In the are of chemical, at the end of the course a student will know to answer

  • What is REACH?
  • What is GHS?
  • What do GHS and REACH have to do with each other?
  • What are main requirements of REACH and GHS?
  • What are ways to communicate and label a hazard?
  • What are main problems in implementation?
The Skills and Competences acquired will be thos related to the application of the EU regulation in industry.

Course Content by Units

I GENERAL:


Unit 1: Introduction to occupational health and safety

Unit 2: Directive 89/391/EC: Overall directive "occupational safety"
     Unit 3: Separate directive in terms of article 16 of directive 89/391/EC
      Unit 4: Special personnel for occupational safety: Example Germany
      • Specialists for occupational safety / work  doctor/ safety representative occupational medics and first-aid-helpers

       

      II. CHEMICALS

      Unit 1: Introduction REACH and GHS

      Unit 2: Regulation (EG) 1907/2006 (REACH)

      Unit 3: Classification, labeling and packaging of substances and mixtures (GHS-regulation)

      TRANSPORT

      Unit 1: Introduction
      Unit 2: Classification of dangerous goods
      Unit 3: Documentation
      Unit 4: Description of vehicles, transportation, receptacles and equipment
      Unit 5: Marking, labeling and orange-coloured plates
      Unit 6: Accomplishment of carriage , transport regulations
      Unit 7: Duties, responsibilities and sanctions
      Unit 8: Steps to be taken after incidents and accidents

      Teaching Methods



      The course includes:

      • introductory note explaining aim and structure of the course, and used methodology as well
      • ex cathedra lecturing illustrated by number of examples
      • review of main topics in the end of each lecturing unit
      • one collective exercise
      • preparation for final exam by repetition of all course units and main issues
      • final exam


      Literature

       

      REACH Risk analysis of chemicals

      1. Transparencies
      2. Additional material
        GHS Glossary
      ADR Transport of dangerous materials
      1. Transparencies
      2. Additional training material
        ADR 2009
        Table of contents
          Forward- Non-formal introduction to the ADR published by European Commission.
        ADR Agreement
        Annex A
        Part 1 - General provisions and provisions concerning dangerous substances and articles
        Part 2 - Classification
        Part 3 - Dangerous goods list, special provisions and exemptions related to limited and excepted quantities
        Part 4 - Packing and tank provisions
        Part 5 - Consignment procedures
        Part 6 - Requirements for the construction and testing of packaging, intermediate bulk containers (IBCs), large packaging, tanks and bulk containers
        Part 7 - Provisions concerning the conditions of carriage, loading, unloading and handling
        Annex B
        Part 8 & 9 - Provisions concerning transport equipment and transport operations
        Commission Directive 2004/112/EC - uniform procedures for checks on the transport of dangerous goods by road

      OSHA Occupational Safety and Health,
      1. Transparencies
      2. Certification material
        


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      (Course profile ID: IIIC, generated on November 19, 2018)