European Master and Certification Program
in Risk Engineering and Management

Health and Safety

Course code: 136476
Language of instruction: English
Duration of the course: 20 days (180h)
Lecturers: Dr. Sne┼żana Jovanovic (Steinbeis Advanced Risk Technologies), Leo Breedveld (2B Srl)
Assessment: P Transfer Paper
Credit points: 6 CPs

Short description

The module concentrates on three main issues:

1.       EU regulation in the field of HSSE (Health, Safety, Security and Environment), explains the objectives and requirements, as well as the state-of-the art in the implementation including constraints and advantages. Special focus is on the Integrated Pollution Prevention and Control (IPPC), the Industrial Emission Directive (IED) and on the prevention of major accidents (Seveso).

2.       EU regulation in the field of safety and health of workers at work. Main topics include general principles concerning the prevention of occupational risks, the protection of safety and health, the elimination of risk and accidental factors, the informing, consultation and balanced participation in accordance with national laws and/or practices and training of workers and their representatives, as well as general guidelines for the implementation of these principles.

3.     Health oriented risk analysis with different aspects of risks and terminology used in the field. The main part of the course is dedicated to the related actions used in overall analysis (assessment, perception, communication etc.).


At the end of the module a participant will:

  • understand what is IPPC and IED and be familiar with the European Union regulatory framework for environmental management
  • know in details the concept and implementation of the Seveso Directive (Seveso II and III); the safety report, the major accident prevention policy (MAPP), the Safety Management System (SMS), Land-Use Planning (LUP) and Emergency Plans
  • understand the importance of human and security aspects when dealing with HSSE issues in industry
  • know what are Safety (Key) Performance Indicators (SPIs or KPIs) and their use and interpretation.

is expected to know:
  • Which EU regulations are relevant for occupational safety and health
  • Objectives, scope and requirements of overall directive 
  • Requirements for special personnel assigned to deal with occupational safety and health.
  • How to prevent occupational risks
  • How to implement guidelines and principles in companies

and have basic knowledge about:

  • general terms used in the area of risk, risk management and risk assessment;
  • respective methods used in this field of analysis.

Target Attendees / Participants

This course is dedicated to Students and to the professionals working in the field of HSSE. Engineers, managers, inspectors, legislators will profit from this course both by extending the knowledge about the concepts built into the EU legislation and by increasing their own understanding of problems in application.

Course Content by Units

-Introduction to the IPPC (Integrated pollution prevention and control)

-Implementation of the IPPC (Beyond IPPC…)

-Major Accident Prevention Policy MAPP as required by Seveso Directive

-Human factor analysis

-Security aspects

-Key performance indicators in the HSSE area

-Introduction to occupational health and safety

-Directive 89/391/EC: Overall directive "occupational safety"

-Separate directive in terms of article 16 of directive 89/391/EC

-Special personnel for occupational safety: Example Germany

-Risk Analysis in Perspective (Measures of Risk)

-Dose-Response Functions

-Risk Assessment, Management and Law

-Application to Public Health – WHO Methodology

Teaching Methods

The course includes:

  • introductory note explaining aim and structure of the course, and used methodology as well
  • ex cathedra lecturing illustrated by number of examples
  • review of main topics in the end of each lecturing unit


Defined in the courses

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(Course profile ID: III, generated on September 25, 2021)