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  • Advanced course on Alternative Assessment and Substitution of Dangerous Substances at Workplaces, 21-23.4.2020,

    20. April 2020  22:00 - 23. April 2020  22:00
    Helsinki, Finland

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    Fra: Linda Oksanen [mailto:linda.oksanen@niva.org]
    Sendt: 4. december 2019 10:05
    Til: Ole Carstensen
    Emne: Advanced course on Alternative Assessment and Substitution of Dangerous Substances at Workplaces, 21-23.4.2020, Helsinki, Finland

    Alternative Assessment and Substitution of Dangerous Substances at Workplaces
    21st – 23rd of April 2020
    Helsinki Congress Paasitorni, Finland

    Substitution of many substances of concern can be easier when you know the basic concepts of alternative assessment and substitution. The course introduces these principles and the available tools to support the substitution of hazardous substances at workplaces.

    Course outline:

    The training method used at the course is based on the Small Group Activity Method which is focused on activities of the participants. Participants are divided into small groups to perform different tasks. The results are shared with the other participants in plenary sessions conducted by the course leader/lecturers. The aim is to learn by doing and by sharing knowledge and experience with the other participants. A number of lectures and presentations will be included in the course as well.

    Main topics:

    The course covers the following topics:
    • Substitution in the regulation
    • The substitution process
    • Identification of hazardous chemical agents at work
    • How and where to identify alternatives
    • Alternatives assessment
    • Cost assessment

    Course leader:
    Lothar Lieck, Senior Project Manager, European Agency for Safety and Health at Work, Spain

    Registration deadline: February 17th 2020

    More information and registration
    Preliminary program
    Course leaflet (for distribution)

    NIVA - The Nordic Institute for Advanced Training in Occupational Health - is a Nordic institute funded by the Nordic Council of Ministers (NCM). The aim of NIVA is to provide advanced training for researchers, practitioners and specialists in the field of occupational health and safety.

    Kind regards,

    Linda Oksanen
    Project and Communications Manager
    Mobile +358 40 5463 277
    linda.oksanen@niva.org

    NIVA
    Topeliuksenkatu 20
    FI-00250 Helsinki
    www.niva.org

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  • UEMS-OM Section meeting

    7. May 2020  22:00 - 9. May 2020  22:00
    Luxemburg

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  • Advanced course on Health Promoting and Sustainable Leadership

    25. May 2020  22:00 - 28. May 2020  22:00
    Le Foyer Européen, Luxembourg

    Health Promoting and Sustainable Leadership
    26th – 28th of May 2020
    Le Foyer Européen, Luxembourg, Luxembourg

    Leadership of high quality is considered a key condition for organizing more attractive work with beneficial working conditions promoting employees' health and work engagement. This course focuses on the multi-component factors and conditions of importance for a sustainable leadership, from a system perspective (individual – group – workplace – organization – society). In these aspects, the course focuses especially on contemporary challenges such as creating attractive, inclusive and innovative workplaces. The course also applies a hands-on perspective of managerial work to support application in practice.

    Main topics:

    • Health promotion: concepts and theory
    • Leadership approaches of importance for workers' well-being, work engagement and creating an attractive workplace
    • Leaders’ own sustainability: approaches and organizational preconditions
    • Promoting a good working environment: decrease risks and strengthen resources
    • Change management and working with sustainable organizational developments
    • Strengthen social capital, teamwork and creativity in workgroups
    • Building organizational capacity for health promoting working conditions
    • Applications of health promoting leadership in the Nordic countries
    • Interventions for health promoting leadership

    Course leader:
    Lotta Dellve, Professor in Work Science, Dpt Sociology and Work Science, University of Gothenburg, Sweden

    Registration deadline: April 21st 2020

    More information and registration
    Preliminary program
    Course leaflet (for distribution)

    NIVA - The Nordic Institute for Advanced Training in Occupational Health - is a Nordic institute funded by the Nordic Council of Ministers (NCM). The aim of NIVA is to provide advanced training for researchers, practitioners and specialists in the field of occupational health and safety.

    Kind regards,

    Linda Oksanen
    Project and Communications Manager
    Mobile +358 40 5463 277
    linda.oksanen@niva.org

    NIVA
    Topeliuksenkatu 20
    FI-00250 Helsinki
    www.niva.org

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  • NIVA course on Chemical Exposure and Cardiovascular Disease, 26–28 May 2020,

    26. May 2020 - 28. May 2020  
    Oslo area, Norway

    Chemical Exposure and Cardiovascular Disease

    26th – 28th of May 2020
    Quality Hotel Olavsgaard, Skjetten (Oslo area), Norway

    Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is associated with several risk factors. This course will mainly focus on chemical exposure, particles and combination exposures in the working environment, while also paying attention to other risk factors connected with life style and environment. Possible disease mechanisms will be discussed, in addition to methods used in research in the field.

    Course objectives
    Associations between chemical exposures in workplaces and environment and prevalence of CVD will be presented, and possible explanatory mechanisms will be discussed. Relevant methods for use in research projects, including early markers for CVD, will also be covered.

    Main topics
    • History of pollution and CVD
    • Epidemiology of chemicals and CVD
    • Mechanisms
    • Biomarkers
    • Other risk factors than chemicals
    • Discrepancy between environmental and workplace epidemiology
    Course Leader
    Merete Drevvatne Bugge, MD, PhD, National Institute of Occupational Health (STAMI), Norway
    email: mdb@stami.no

    Registration deadline: April 26th 2020

    More information and registration
    Preliminary program
    Course leaflet (for distribution)

    Kind regards,

    Cecilia Weckman
    Project Manager
    Mobile +358 40 1258 748
    cecilia.weckman@niva.org

    NIVA
    c/o Folkhälsan
    Topeliuksenkatu 20
    FI-00250 Helsinki
    www.niva.org

    What? Chemical Exposure and Cardiovascular Disease
    Where? Hvamstubben 112013 Skjetten , Norway
    When? 26.5.2020- 28.5.2020

    Register: Personal registration link

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  • NIVA course on Work Disability Prevention - Bridging research and practice,

    8. June 2020 - 12. June 2020  
    Helsingør Denmark

    Work Disability Prevention
    – Bridging research and practice
    8th – 12th of June 2020
    Strandhotel Marienlyst, Helsingør, Denmark
    This course presents “The Best Of” the highly valued 3-year course on Work Disability Prevention. Work disability occurs when a worker is impaired in performing his or her job. Work disability is expressed by continuing working but performing less, i.e. presenteeism, or by reporting sick, i.e. absenteeism. As such, it imposes large individual, social, and economical burdens. It is also a major concern to workers, their families, employers, policy makers, insurers, and occupational health service providers.

    Course objectives
    The objective of the course is to disseminate transdisciplinary knowledge with focus on theoretical, methodological, ethical and practical challenges in relation to work disability prevention. The target audience is PhD students, post-doctoral fellows and practitioners with a master’s degree who are linked to the work disability field.

    Main topics
    Three different Work Disability Prevention topics will be addressed and integrated:
    1. Introduction to Work Disability Prevention (including transdisciplinarity)
    2. Intervention research in Work Disability Prevention (including organizational interventions and health promotion aiming at both individuals and workplaces)
    3. Sociopolitical challenges with Work Disability Prevention (including implementation of evidence-based practice)

    Course leaders
    Ute Bültmann, Professor, University of Groningen, NL, email: u.bultmann@umcg.nl
    Angelique de Rijk, PhD, Professor, Maastricht University, NL, email: angelique.derijk@maastrichtuniversity.nl
    Emilie Friberg, Senior Researcher, Karolinska Insitutet, SE, email: Emilie.Friberg@ki.se

    Registration deadline: April 6th 2020

    More information and registration
    Course leaflet (for distribution)

    Kind regards,

    Cecilia Weckman
    Project Manager
    Mobile +358 40 1258 748
    cecilia.weckman@niva.org

    NIVA
    c/o Folkhälsan
    Topeliuksenkatu 20
    FI-00250 Helsinki
    www.niva.org

    What? Work Disability Prevention – Bridging Research and Practice
    Where? Ndr. Strandvej 2, 3000 Elsinore, Denmark
    When? 8.6.2020 - 12.6.2020

    Register: Personal registration link

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