Università degli Studi di Napoli "Parthenope"

Teaching schedule

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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.

Learning outcomes (declined according to the Dublin descriptors)

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


Not required


PART II - RISK ASSESSMENT (16 hours - 2 credits)
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. Behavior Based Safety (BBS). Human Reliability Analysis (HRA).
PART III - RISKS IN THE WORKPLACE (16 hours - 2 credits)
Specific Risks. Ergonomic risks. Chemical, carcinogenic and mutagenic agents, asbestos. Biological agents. Confined environments and / or suspected pollution, road activities. Risks related to stress. The risk assessment document and standardized procedures. Contents structure and organization of the risk
assessment document.
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.

Part I - Prevention in the workplace (8 hours - 1 credits). The legislative evolution on health and safety at workplace.
Part II - Risk Assessment (16 hours - 2 credits).
Concepts of danger, risk, damage, prevention and protection. Specific Risk assessment techniques.
Part III - Risks in the workplace (16 hours - 2 credits). The risk assessment document and standardized procedures.
Part IV - Information, training and training (8 hours - 1 credits). Overview of methods, techniques and tools of communication.

Teaching Methods

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


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

Learning assessment

Group or individual project work (depending on preferences) during the course on specific and in-depth topics.
Class Discussions during the course.
Multiple choice test during the knowledge assessment course.
QUIZ on MOODLE platform (for remote exams).
Oral examination. In the oral examination, which can be done on the same day or within a few days, the ability to link and compare different aspects of the course is evaluated.

More information

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