“Political reforms to prolong working life may not align with individuals’ intentions for retirement”

Course leader presentation: Lars L. Andersen Prolonging Working Life among Senior Workers 15th – 17th of September 2020, Voksenåsen, Oslo, Norway What is your background? My background is in human physiology (University of Copenhagen) and I work as Professor at the National Research Centre for the Working Environment in Copenhagen, Denmark. My current research on … Continued

“We need to conduct more research on how to best get research knowledge in practical formats to OHS practitioners”

Course leader presentation: Dwayne van Eerd From Research to Practice in Occupational Health and Safety7th – 9th of September 2020, Lysebu hotel, Oslo area, Norway What is your background? My background is in Kinesiology/Ergonomics and my research focus is the prevention of work-related injuries/disorders and related work disability. Prior to my focus on research, I … Continued

“There is a need to revisit the approaches for transferring occupational health and safety research knowledge into practice”

Course leader presentation: Ulrik Gensby From Research to Practice in Occupational Health and Safety 7th – 9th of September 2020, Lysebu hotel, Oslo area, Norway What is your background? My engagement in occupational health and safety research is driven by a global vision of building capacity in workplaces to prevent and manage work disability. I … Continued

“There is growing pressure to substitute dangerous substances by less dangerous ones”

Course leader presentation: Lothar Lieck Alternative Assessment and Substitution of Dangerous Substances at Work 21st – 23rd of April 2020, Helsinki Congress Paasitorni, Helsinki, Finland Short presentation  Lothar Lieck has a diploma in Work Science and has written his doctoral thesis on substitution. Lothar is a coordinator of more than 15 large substitution projects in … Continued

“It constantly surprises me that these issues don’t receive more attention”

Course leader presentation: Emilie Friberg Work Disability Prevention – Bridging research and practice 8th – 12th of June 2020, Strandhotel Marienlyst, Helsingør, Denmark Short presentation  Emilie Friberg is an epidemiologist with extensive experience in cohort analyses, database management, and use of register data. Since 2011 she applies this knowledge on the field of insurance medicine, … Continued

“Work disability concerns an important personal, economic and social burden that is often preventable”

Course leader presentation: Ute Bültmann Work Disability Prevention – Bridging research and practice 8th – 12th of June 2020, Strandhotel Marienlyst, Helsingør, Denmark What is your background?  Ute Bültmann is professor of Work and Health, in particular from a life course epidemiological perspective, and Program Leader of Public Health Research at the Department of Health … Continued

“The field of cardiovascular disease due to chemical exposure is complex”

Course leader presentation: Merete Drevvatne Bugge Chemical Exposure and Cardiovascular Disease 26th – 28th of May 2020, Quality Hotel Olavsgaard, Skjetten (Oslo area), Norway What is your background? I am working as a senior physician at the Norwegian Institute of Occupational Health (STAMI). My research is in epidemiology, with a focus on workers in Norwegian smelter … Continued

“It is not widely known how good personnel management has huge productivity potential, making it an under-exploited resource”

Course leader presentation: Guy Ahonen The Economics of Occupational Safety and Health 27th – 29th of April 2020, Quality Hotel The Mill, Malmö, Sweden What is your background? I am former professor of human resource accounting at Hanken Business School in Helsinki and former research professor at the Finnish Institute of Occupational Health (FIOH), responsible … Continued