SHB/iNTeg-Risk course V-R38 IRP: Industrial Risk Psychology
May 13 - 17, 2013
Steinbeis Transfer Institute Advanced Risk Technologies
Haus der Wirtschaft, Willi-Bleicher-Str. 19,
70174 Stuttgart, Germany


Short description

Industrial Risk Psychology is the scientific study of employees, workplaces, and organizational risks. Industrial Risk Psychology (IRP) contributes to an organization's success by improving the performance and well-being of its people and technological process. An IRP psychologist researches and identifies how risks can improve behaviors and attitudes by using risks through hiring practices, training programs, and feedback systems. IRP psychologists also help organizations' transition among periods of change and development.

Main topics of the course include:

  • process of awareness of needs
  • delimitation of the context of work activity
  • delimitation of used concepts (especially positive risk)
  • learning to promoting the idea of ​​self management risks
  • communication as risk
  • positive risks as opportunities
  • positive risks as variation requests

Target participants

The course is dedicated especially for students from universities or professionals with Engineering, Psychology or Economics profile but it will also satisfy those students and professionals who are simply interested in new approaches when risk management is a matter.

At the end of the course students are expected to:

  • have extended knowledge about industrial risks approach
  • understand basics of self management risks as opportunities
  • know how the principles of industrial risks can be considered as positive 


The course aims to develop knowledge about industrial risks from a positive angle. The students will learn how hazards can be considered as opportunities. New visions of risks extend the competence to assess and manage risks at human and enterprise level.

The participants of this course should develop the competence to assess and manage risks at the enterprise level. The main topics followed are:

  • Needs analysis (needs give birth to risks)
  • Job context Analysis (each of us act in a context)
  • Risk as a concept:
                      a)Risks - as part of life (personal/professional)
                      b)Risks - as positive
  • Importance of communication at all levels
  • Promoting the idea of ​​self management risks
  • Planning intervention focused on individual/context.



George Claudiu Apostol, MA, INCDPM "Alexandru Darabont" - National Research and Development Institute on Occupational Safety, Romania

Please scroll down to see the Registration form and make sure you have checked the corresponding box while doing your registration for the course. If you are a member of iNTeg-Risk project, please use the option "1. Already a Member?" in the registration form and your login credentials to register.

Registration Fees (+ VAT if applicable):

The students coming either from the participating universities in iNTeg-Risk, or enrolled in the “European Master of Risk Engineering & Management” as well as students from the University of Stuttgart may register free of charge. Registration fees for other participants are:

  • €500, for regular registration
  • €400, for ETPIS members
  • €200, for iNTeg-Risk partners, members of the International Advisory Board and EU-VRi members and for students enrolled in universities not mentioned bove.
The registration fee covers handouts, lunch and coffee breaks.

10% discount for registrations received before May 4, 2013!

The course is intended for 10-15 participants. The registrations will be processed on the first-applied-first-served basis. 

Practical contact for the course:

Mr. Andras Veres
Tel: +49 711 1839 647

Ms. Roswitha Kokejl
Tel: +49 711 1839 616


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