58019 - Employment Safety Law

Academic Year 2023/2024

  • Moduli: Patrizia Tullini (Modulo 1) Anna Rota (Modulo 2)
  • Teaching Mode: Traditional lectures (Modulo 1) Traditional lectures (Modulo 2)
  • Campus: Bologna
  • Corso: First cycle degree programme (L) in Employment and Business Relations Consultant (cod. 9230)

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course the student willknow health and safety disciplineat work. Hewill beable tounderstandin an autonomous way prevention standards at the workplace and applythem to the caseswith proper terminology.

Course contents

The course has a monographic content and allows students to acquire the essential knowledge in the field of Health and Safety and well-being at workplace, particularly with regard to the prevention perspective and integrated management of risks.


Lessons program covers the following topics:


General lines of the health and safety regulatory system:

  1. European legislation and harmonization principle in health and safety at work.
  2. European Framework Directive of 1989 and the sectoral directives
  3. Characteristics and evolution of the Italian legal system relating to the protection health and safety at workplace

The Italian framework:

  1. D. lgs. n. 81/2008 and subsequent amendments: Scope, actors,  organizational structures of prevention.
  2. Participation of workers and trade union representatives.
  3. Safety in flexible labour relationship.
  4. Security in outsourcing processes (contracts and self-employment).
  5. The inspection activities in Health and Safety at work.
  6. Pandemic risk



Health and Safety at work in a gender-sensitive perspective:

  1. Impact of gender differences in occupational risks; Causes (work organization; gender neutral legislation);
  2.  Rules and practices to integrate gender perspective in prevention strategies.

Prevention and precaution :

  1. The European principle of precaution.
  2. The risks from "unknown technology".
  3. The asbestos risk: questions of civil and criminal liability. Analysis of case law concerning liability for workers' exposure to asbestos.




Considering the constant evolution of health and safety legislation, it is recommended the direct consultation of d. lgs. n. 81/2008.


P. TULLINI, Introduzione al diritto della sicurezza sul lavoro, 2° ed., 2022.

M. NOVELLA - P. TULLINI (edited by), Lavoro digitale, Giappichelli, 2022, cap. V - Sicurezza. 





Teaching methods

The frontal lessons are supplemented by the Focus Group activity on some jurisprudential cases.

Students can optionally participate in the Focus Groups, coordinated by a tutor, for further study and final discussion on the cases examined.



Assessment methods

A written test, related to Teaching module 1, allows to access the final exam in oral form related to Teaching Module 2.


Classes are held in the first half-year and therefore the attending students can take the exam starting from the month of January.


Teaching tools

The course makes use of the University e-learning platform for the delivery of interactive teaching, integrative activities and to make available any bibliographic additions (v. sub Teaching methods).

Office hours

See the website of Patrizia Tullini

See the website of Anna Rota


Good health and well-being Gender equality Reduced inequalities

This teaching activity contributes to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals of the UN 2030 Agenda.