The Chemistry Department has, according to its bylaws, an institution which is responsible the safety and health of the collaborators in our building, i.e. the safety and health committee. It has the task to assure that the safety infrastructure works correctly, accidents are prevented from occuring, and the members of the department are properly trained.


Safety Documents

Safety Brochure





Safety in Laboratory

Security Course_EN

Cours Sécurité_FR


  • Safety Committee

    The committee meets once in every six weeks and discusses about past incidents, planned activities and measures to improve the safety and occupational health in our building.

    If you notice a problem regarding safety, please inform a member of the safety committee, so they can take the necessary actions to solve the problem and improve the situation.


    Prof. Marco Lattuada


    President of the Safety Committee

    Representative of the Physical Chemistry

    Anne Schuwey


    Vice President, Safety Responsable

    Representative of the Technical and Administrative Staff

    Prof. Fabio Zobi

      8785 Representative of the Inorganic Chemistry 

    Prof. Andreas Kilbinger


    Representative of the Organic Chemistry

    Maja Ivanovic


    Secretary of the Safety Committee

    Dr. Priscilla Brunetto


    Representative of the Fromm Research Group and the Bio Lab

    Gaël Jarjoura Representative of the Students
    Jan Berset    8760 Representative of the Bochet Research Group

    Giri Rahul 


    Representative of the Katayev Research Group

    Patrick Fritz

    8704 Representative of the Coskun Research Group
    Mark Gontsarik  8696 Representative of the Salentinig Research Group
    Aline Scherz  7083 Head of Safety of the University
    Nicolas Hoyler 8680 Safety Officer of the Science Faculty


  • First Intervention Group

    Another point that is pivotal for the safety is the first intervention group, which steps into action when an alarm has been triggered. Members of this group can locate where the alarm originated, run there, assess the situation and then take appropriate actions (for example they can stop the alarm, to prevent the fire brigade from rushing to our department). All the members of this group received training in first aid, firefighting etc. The members are below:


    • Aurélien Crochet


    • Olivier Graber


    • Nicolas Hoyler


    • Krzysztof Piech


    • Anne Schuwey

  • What To Do After An Accident

    What to do after an accident?