Corporate Environmental Management and Occupational Health and Safety Management


Teaching Stuff:

  • Nikolaos Marmaras, Professor NTUA
  • Konstantin Aravossis, Assist. Professor NTUA
  • Dimitris Nathanael, Lecturer NTUA

Targets of the Course

A. Environmental Management

  • To promote the significance of the environmental aspects of corporate sustainability, in the perspective of Sustainable Development
  • To develop the principles, the targets of application stages of Environmental Management Systems
  • To inform students about the application and evaluation methods of CSR projects, as well as about the framework and the procedure of environmental impact studies

B. Occupational Health and Safety Management

  • To help students acquire the introductory knowledge, necessary for the effective management of the Occupational Health and Safety issue
  • Getting a first insight in the relevant techniques


A. Environmental Management

  • Notes (K. Aravossis), presentation transparencies and other material
  • Books available in the Postgraduate's library
    • Welford – Gouldson (1993). Environmental Management and Business Strategy.
    • Hillary Ruth (1997). Environmental Management Systems and Cleaner Production.
    • Sheldon Christopher (1997).14001 and Beyond.
    • Woodside – Aurrichio – Yturri (1998). ISO 14001 Implementation Manual.

B. Occupational Health & Safety Management

  • Marmaras N. (2003). Occupational Health and Safety, Athens NTUA
  • Brown, D. (1976). Systems Analysis & Design for Safety. N.J.:Prentice-Hall Inc.
  • Reason, J. (1990). Human error. Cambridge: Cambridge Univerity Press.
  • Ferry, T. (1998). Modern Accident Investigation and Analysis. New York: John Wiley & Sons

Contents of the Course

Curriculum / Session (4 hours)

A. Environmental Management


"Sustainable Development": International Initiative and Policies

Companies and Environment: The concept of ecoefficiency and ecodesign

Life Cycle Analysis Methodology for products and procedures


"Corporate Sustainability – Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)

Content of CSR programs

Evaluation of CSR programs


"Environmental Impact Studies. Framework – Permit issuing procedure

"Structure of an Environmental Impact Study (example)

"Environmental Management Systems. Concept and significance, motives and expected benefits

"Application Methodology of Environmental Management Systems


"The international standard ISO 14001 and the European Regulation EMAS 

B. Occupational Health and Safety Management

4b Introduction. The significance of Occupational Health and Safety in modern enterprise – the two aspects of OHS: Human and Technological – Framework. Considerations for the causes of industrial accidents. Technological approach – Social approach – Systemic approach – Other Approaches
5 Human Reliability / Human Error. Definitions – Mind Mechanisms for the creation of errors – Error categories – Causes for errors – Mind Prejudice – Quantification of Human Reliability
6 Accident Analysis. Why? – When? – Accident Analysis techniques (tree of causes, MORT, STEP, etc) – Case Study. Occupational Hazard Evaluation. Why? – When? – Occupational Hazard Evaluation Techniques – Quantification of Occupational Hazard.
7 Organization and procedures for OHS. Duties of the authorities involved – Models for organizing and managing OHS. – Statistical Analysis of industrial accidents and occupational diseases – Calculation of cost for industrial accidents and occupational diseases – OHS Management Systems and Standardization.


  1. The final grade is calculated as an average of the grades of the two sections of the lesson
  2. In each section the grade is based on the evaluation of the presentation of a project that is prepared by groups of students.

Aiding Material

  • Environmental Management
    • Presentations
    • References
  • Occupational Health and Safety
    • Presentations