Course Syllabus for

Environmental Issues and Hazards in the Chemical Research Laboratory
Säker arbetsmiljö - miljöhänsyn- risker

KAS001F, 2 credits

Valid from: Autumn 2016
Decided by: Margareta Sandahl
Date of establishment: 2017-05-09

General Information

Division: Centre for Analysis and Synthesis (CAS)
Course type: Third-cycle course
Teaching language: English


Compulsory for all graduate students at KILU and recommanded for other graduate students at KC that have experimental research or teaching. The course should give necessary knowledge to perform laboratory work in a safe manner.


Knowledge and Understanding

For a passing grade the doctoral student must

Competences and Skills

For a passing grade the doctoral student must

Judgement and Approach

For a passing grade the doctoral student must Have an approach that leads to safe laboratory work

Course Contents

The course consists of the following: -the environmental work at Chemistry Center and Lund University -hazards concerning chemicals -protection gear -safety regulations -laws and regulations for environmental safety -hazard evaluations -accidents

Course Literature

Kemicentrums generella säkerhetsföreskrifter.

Instruction Details

Types of instruction: Lectures, laboratory exercises, exercises. The course consists of three different parts: 1) Lectures. A number of lectures will be given on an annual basis. From these lectures, each participant choose five lectures to attend. The toxicology lecture is compulsory. 2) Fire safety and first aid. This is a one day lecture and practical exercises that will be given a few times each year. This part is compulsory even if you have attended some other fire- or first aid training. 3) General rules at Chemical center. You will be given a number of questions and task - where the answer can be found in the General Safety Regulations.

Examination Details

Examination formats: Written assignments, miscellaneous. When all three parts are finished you will pass the course.
Grading scale: Failed, pass

Admission Details

Admission requirements: Graduate student
Assumed prior knowledge: -
Selection criteria: -

Further Information

The course is given continuously, i.e. you can register and start the course any time you like.

Course Occasion Information

Contact and Other Information

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