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  • NIVA course on Workers in the Cold,

    7. March 2023 - 9. March 2023  
    Scandic Ishavshotel, Tromsø, Norway

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    Workers in the Cold

    7th – 9th of March 2023
    Scandic Ishavshotel, Tromsø, Norway

    The importance of the north has increased internationally. The utilization of natural resources, new trade routes through ice-free passages and expanded tourism have increased human activity in these areas. The exposure to extreme climatic conditions may be challenging to the health, safety and performance of personnel working in these areas as well as people visiting cold areas. Knowledge about health, safety and smart protective solutions are important to handle such challenges. The course will increase the participants’ knowledge about these challenges and give insight into physiological mechanisms, as well as clinical aspects and treatment options. It will also present recent developments of clothing and protective equipment to cope with challenges related to operating in cold areas.

    Main topics:

    • Cold climate
    • Workplaces
    • Tourism

    • Cold-related accidents/hypothermia

    Course leader:

    Anje Höper, MD, PhD, UiT/UNN Tromsø, Norway

    Øystein Wiggen, Researcher, SINTEF, Norway

    Registration deadline: January 18th 2023

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    Linda Oksanen

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    Topeliuksenkatu 20

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  • NIVA course Electrical Injury,

    18. March 2023 - 20. March 2023  
    Stami, Oslo

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    Electrical Injury:
    Prevention, exposure, pathology, clinical aspects, treatment and follow-up

    18th - 20th of April 2023

    STAMI, Oslo, Norway

    This course provides participants with updated knowledge covering all aspects of accident prevention, as practiced within the field of electrical injury prevention.

    The magnitude of the problem, including incidence, reporting and underreporting of accidents, will be covered. Properties of electric current, and the mechanisms through which it may cause health effects, is included, as well as possible health effects due to exposure to electric current, both acute and long-term or delayed.

    The course will present and discuss criteria for medical reception and evaluation depending on exposure and/or acute reactions, methods for medical treatment in the acute phase, and follow-up after such exposure. Accident prevention strategies will also be included in the course.

    Such strategies are common for many types of accidents and erroneous behavior, in particular when it comes to the background or organizational or planning level, but this course will focus on how to apply accident prevention strategies within the field of accidents due to exposure to electric current through the body, or to the energy inherent in a light-arc accident. It will also include practical strategies for reducing the risk of accidents, and minimize health effects when an accident occur.

    Course leaders:

    Lars Ole Goffeng, Research Scientist, National Institute of Occupational Health, Norway

    Bo Veiersted, Senior researcher, Dr. Med., National Institute of Occupational Health, Norway

    Registration deadline: 1st of March 2023

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    Morten Jakobsen

    Project Manager & Sustainability Advisor

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    NIVA Education

    Topeliuksenkatu 20

    FI-00250 Helsinki

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  • NIVA course on Microbiological Exposures and Risk Evaluations

    21. March 2023 - 23. March 2023  
    Oslo, Norway

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    Welcome to the NIVA course

    Microbiological Exposures and Risk Evaluations

    21st – 23rd of March 2023
    Lysebu Hotel, Oslo, Norway

    Microorganisms, both harmless and potential harmful, are everywhere – also in many workplaces. Workers are exposed to microorganisms through inhalation and dermal contact, resulting in adverse health effects, including infections and allergic and inflammatory effects of the lung and skin. Although much is known about potential effects of microorganisms, different species spectra in different occupations settings may have various effect, and the cause-and effect relationship is not clear. The complex exposure at workplaces makes the risk evaluation difficult. New analytical techniques have made it possible to identify different species of microorganisms, giving a much more detailed characterisation of the exposure. How can this information be used for a risk evaluation, and how to communicate the results?

    Course objectives

    The aim of the course is to give the participants a foundation for conducting risk assessment of microbiological exposures in the workplace. Challenges with exposure measurements as well as the evaluation of results from exposure measurements will be addressed.

    The course will give an insight into risk communication, preventive measures and health effects of microbiological exposures.

    During the course different techniques for measuring microbiological exposures will also be discussed as well as difficulties with collection of representative samples and choice of analytical techniques.

    Course leader

    Pål Graff, Research Professor, STAMI, Department of Chemical and Biological Work Environment, Oslo, Norway
    email: pal.graff@stami.no

    Registration deadline: January 19th 2023

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    Cecilia Weckman
    Project Manager & Quality Assurance Advisor
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    Topeliuksenkatu 20

    FI-00250 Helsinki

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  • Section Meeting

    31. March 2023 - 1. April 2023  
    Dublin

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  • NIVA course on Occupational Hazards and Reproductive Health, 25-27 April 2023, Malmö, Sweden

    25. April 2023 - 27. April 2023  
    Malmöe Sweden

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    Welcome to our NIVA course on

    Occupational Hazards and Reproductive Health
    25th – 27th of April 2023
    Quality Hotel The Mill, Malmö, Sweden

    Most inhabitants of reproductive age has worked for many years before pursuing pregnancy, and the majority of women continue to work throughout pregnancy in the Nordic countries. Still, we know little about the work environment relative to reproductive function, and occupational factors do not receive much attention compared to e.g. chemicals in consumer products and in the outer environment.

    Course objectives

    This course aims to update knowledge on occupational reproductive health hazards required for understanding and preventing risks to pregnancy and fertility, as well as providing insight into the needs for further study within this field.

    The course will focus on chemical, physical, ergonomic and psychosocial risk factors, the assessment, identification and management of occupational risks to reproductive health, interpretation and use of epidemiological and experimental research data in risk assessment, and where to find information. Risk communication and legislation and policies to protect workers’ reproductive health will also be addressed, and we will discuss factors that predict absence from work.

    Main topics

    * Definition of reproductive outcomes
    * Occupational reproductive hazards (chemical, physical, ergonomic and psychosocial)
    * Reading scientific papers within epidemiology as basis for risk identification
    * How to extrapolate reproductive animal studies to humans
    * How to search information on chemical reproductive toxicants
    * Legislation and policies to protect workers’ reproductive health
    * Adjustment of work relative to identified risk factors

    Course leaders

    Karin Sørig Hougaard

    Senior researcher, National Research Centre for the Working Environment (NRCWE), Copenhagen, Denmark, email: ksh@nrcwe.dk

    Lars Rylander

    Professor, Lund University, Sweden, email: lars.rylander@med.lu.se

    Registration deadline: March 23rd 2023

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    Cecilia Weckman
    Project Manager & Quality Assurance Advisor
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    c/o Folkhälsan
    Topeliuksenkatu 20
    FI-00250 Helsinki
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  • NIVA course on Physical Exercise at the Workplace – from research to practice,

    23. May 2023 - 25. May 2023  
    Online

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    Welcome to our NIVA online course on

    Physical Exercise at the Workplace
    – from research to practice

    23rd – 25th of May 2023
    Online course

    Musculoskeletal disorders, such as back and neck-shoulder pain, is a major problem in the working environment and is associated with reduced work ability and sickness absence. Intervention studies with physical exercise at the workplace have during recent years shown promising results in preventing and reducing musculoskeletal pain and improving work ability in different occupational groups. However, several factors are required for a successful implementation of physical exercise at the workplace.

    Course objectives

    The purpose of the course is to provide the participants with theoretical knowledge and hands-on experience on how to design, perform and evaluate workplace interventions for increased physical exercise and reduced sitting time for improved musculoskeletal and cardiovascular health.

    Target groups

    PhD students, researchers, occupational health professionals.

    Course leader

    Lars L. Andersen, National Research Centre for the Working Environment, Copenhagen, Denmark.
    email: LLA@NRCWE.DK

    Registration deadline: May 3rd 2023

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    Cecilia Weckman
    Project Manager & Quality Assurance Advisor
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    Topeliuksenkatu 20

    FI-00250 Helsinki

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  • Healthy Buildings Europe 2023

    12. June 2023 - 14. June 2023  
    Aachen Germany

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  • The 4th European Postgraduate Assessment in Occupational Medicine

    23. October 2023
    Domus Medica Europaea, Brussel

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