Health and Safety
Chemical and Biochemical Engineering
3 ECTS; 3º Ano, 2º Semestre, 30,0 TP
- Isabel Maria Duarte Pinheiro Nogueira
Students should develop fundamental Health and Safety skills in chemical and biochemical processes. Emphasis is placed on the hazard and risk analysis and prevention methods of the chemical and environmental accidents.
1 General information on process safety
1.2 Security Terminology
1.3 Acidentelogia and indicators
1.4 of danger as Scales
1.5 Perception, acceptance and risk tolerance
2 Study of danger
2.1 Approach to Labour Code
2.2 Approach to the rules on the transport of dangerous goods
2.3 Technical Study of the danger of a substance
3 Study of exposure and risk
3.1 Analysis of a study methodology for the diagnosis of exposure and risk
3.2 In-depth study of the exposure factor
3.3 Proposal for a study to diagnose exposure and risk
4 Prevention of chemical risk
4.1 Preparation of a simplified regulation
4.2 Assignment Rules phrases
4.3 Case Study
5. Individual and collective equipment protection
5.1 PPE vs. EPC
5.2 Types of PPE and its description
6 Domino effect
6.1 Definition of the domino effect
6.2 Approach theoretical domino effect
6.3 analysis methodology domino effect
7 Atmospheric dispersion elements
7.1 Emission sources
7.2 Applications of the dispersion.
7.3 dispersing Models
8 Gas and vapor hazards
8.1 Characteristics of mixtures of gases and vapors
8.2 gas combustion processes or vapors
8.3 The explosion of the phenomenon
8.4 Prevention and protection of gas explosions amid confined and unconfined
9 Dust explosion hazards.
9.1 Definition of a dust explosion
9.2 Parameters involved in the initiation and progression of a dust explosion
9.3 Prevention and protection of dust explosions.
Written examination (first attempt or re-sit) with a minimum pass mark of 9.5 out of 20.
- Martel, B. (2002). Guide du Risque Chimique. Paris: Dunod
- Laurent, A. (2003). Sécurité des procédés chimiques. Paris: Editions TEC & DOC
- Miguel, A. (2012). Manual de Higiene e Segurança do Trabalho. Porto: Porto Editora
Method of interaction
Theoretical-practical sessions intended to further develop theoretical concepts with the support of real-world cases and exercise-solving as well as field trips.
Software used in class