NIVA Education – Work. Health. Science.

Upcoming courses


Safety and Risks of Engineered Nanomaterials (ENM)

25.10.2016 – 27.10.2016

Imperial Hotel, Copenhagen, Denmark

Psychosocial Epidemiology

09.11.2016 – 11.11.2016

Strand- & Badehotel Marienlyst, Helsingør, Denmark

OHS in Agriculture and Horticulture

15.11.2016 – 17.11.2016

Quality Hotel View, Malmö, Sweden
Lean Webpage

Lean and the Work Environment

03.04.2017 – 06.04.2017

Hotel Copenhagen Island, Copenhagen, Denmark

Ergonomics and New Ways of Work in the Field of Aged Care at Home

26.04.2017 – 27.04.2017

Helsinki area, Finland

Implementing and evaluating organizational interventions

03.05.2017 – 05.05.2017

Radisson Blu Saga Hotel, Reykjavik, Iceland

Human Factors in Arctic Work

16.05.2017 – 18.05.2017

Lapland Hotel Riekonlinna, Saariselkä, Finland

Managing Chemical Exposures at Workplaces

22.05.2017 – 24.05.2017

Helsinki area, Finland



Workout – take a 2,27 min break!

NIVA promotes physical exercise at the workplace. For this one you do not need any equipment. Just follow instructions on … Read more


Share Your Research at USE 2017

Small businesses, researchers, students, and public health professionals from around the globe will come together at USE 2017 to understand … Read more


The Nordic food journey

Dagfinn Høybråten The days when Nordic food was viewed as nothing but heavy, meat-based stews are long gone. Today Nordic … Read more


NIVA at Workplace Welfare and EuroSafety 2016 trade fair in Tampere

NIVA is participating in the trade fair Workplace Welfare 2016 which is organized together with EuroSafety 2016 in Tampere 13–15th of … Read more

About NIVA

Our Story

NIVA was founded in 1982 and has been an active player in the field of occupational health and safety education for over 30 years. During this time, over 10 500 experts have attended NIVA-training activities, and specialists from over 40 countries have trained and networked in the activities. Today, NIVA is the only institute in Europe that solely focuses in international advanced level occupational education – and course participants are accepted regardless of where in the world they come from.

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Our Philosophy

We rely on our extensive network of occupational health and safety specialists throughout research institutions and organizations in the Nordic countries. We believe in the power of networking and people meeting each other. Our courses take place in Nordic capitals, in general last 2-3 days , provide hard core substance information, and offer excellent networking opportunities.

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Nordic Cooperation

Nordic cooperation is one of the world´s most extensive forms of regional collaboration, involving Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden, the Faroe Islands, Greenland, Åland. These countries together form the Nordic region – Norden – which comprises approximately 26 million people.

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Project Manager

Cecilia Weckman
+358 40 1258 748

Project and Communications Manager

Linda Vänskä
+358 40 5463 277

Project and Process Development Manager

Katja Pekkarinen
(on study leave until 01/2017)

Project Manager and Head of Communications

Siv Jansson
+358 43 8241 696


Birgitta Forsström
+358 44 762 3900