Università degli Studi di Napoli "Parthenope"

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Course of Master's Degree Programme on ENGINEERING MANAGEMENT
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Second semester
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Course description

The course aims to provide the general criteria, tools and methodologies for the management and assessment of industrial risks. To this end, the course provides the necessary knowledge to the design and management of safety of industrial systems, considered as complex production systems. Particular emphasis is given to the industrial risk analysis to guarantee the safety of any system, especially in view of some significant trends.

Knowledge and understanding
Good knowledge on industrial risks
Good knowledge of the institutional system of prevention
Knowledge of the main criteria of risk management
Knowledge of legislative provisions in terms of occupational safety.
Knowledge of techniques and tools for the analysis of industrial risks

Applying knowledge and understanding
Ability to integrate knowledge in the field of safety industrial management
Ability to use tools and management software
Ability to apply methods and design criteria of industrial risks

Making judgements
Ability to identify possible and potential connections between different aspects of a topic and / or a problem
Ability to analyze critical data and results
Problem solving skills and decision making

Communication skills
Interaction skills and cooperation in working groups
Ability to report on a project and present the results
Ability to communicate effectively orally

Learning skills
Ability to research tools and opportunities to improve the knowledge
Ability to develop, outline, summarize the contents acquired



Part I - Prevention in the workplace (8 hours - 1 CFU)
Legislative Decree 81/2008. The legislative evolution on health and safety at workplace. The Workers' Statute and the legislation on compulsory insurance against accidents and occupational diseases. Legislation relating to particular categories of work. The main technical standards UNI, CEI, etc. Roles and responsibilities in organizations: the employer, the manager, the person in charge, the person in charge of prevention and protection, the competent doctor, the representative of the workers' safety. Designing the corporate organization for security purposes. Chapter II of Title I of Legislative Decree no. 81/2008 Prescriptions and sanctions. Safety Costs.
Part II - Risk Assessment (16 hours - 2 CFU)
Concepts of danger, risk, damage, prevention and protection. Precautionary principle: attention to pregnant workers, gender differences, age, origin from other countries and those related to the specific type of contract through which the work performance is rendered. Accident analysis: causes, occurrence methods, indicators, statistical analysis and trend over time, accident register. Methodologies and criteria for risk assessment. The classification of specific risks in relation to the relative health and safety regulations. Specific risk assessment techniques and incident / failure analysis: Failure Mode, Effects, and Criticality Analysis (FMECA), HAZard and OPerability analysis (HAZOP), etc; Plant maintenance and supplier management.
Part III - Risks in the workplace (16 hours - 2 CFU)
Specific Risks: Risks of an ergonomic nature. Chemical, carcinogenic and mutagenic agents, asbestos. Biological agents. Risks associated with particular activities: Confined environments and / or suspected pollution, road activities. Risks related to the intake of drugs, psychotropic substances and alcohol.
The risk assessment document and standardized procedures. Contents structure and organization of the risk assessment document. The context of application of standardized procedures. The assessment of the risks from interference and the management of procurement, work or supply contracts.
Part IV - Information, training and training (8 hours - 1 CFU): Information, training and training of the subjects provided for in the legislative decree n. 81/2008. The company security consultation. The role of communication in different work situations. Identification of consensus points and disagreement to mediate the various positions. Overview of methods, techniques and tools of communication.

Teaching Methods

Lectures, Tutorials, Seminars, Case discussion, Group work.


Legislative Decree 9 April 2008, n. 81 and subsequent amendments and additions.
Erik Hollnagel Safety-I and Safety-II: The Past and Future of Safety Management, 2014.

Learning assessment

The final exam consists of a written and oral test and is intended to ensure the acquisition of the knowledge and skills acquired during the course.
The written exam consists of open or closed questions regarding topics taught during lectures or during the exercises and present in the assignments provided to the students.
During the oral exam, which will last from 20 to 40 minutes, you will evaluate the level of theoretical knowledge acquired during the course and the ability to apply them in different civil engineering contexts. Finally, the level of communicative abilities and the clarity of the exhibition will be taken into account.
For the purposes of the evaluation, account is also taken of group practice exercises during the semester, with particular emphasis on the critical capacity with which the students addressed the proposed subject.

More information

The professor is fluent in English and is available to interact with students in English, also during the examination.