Asbestos – past and present exposures

19th – 21st of November 2024
Quality Hotel 33, Oslo, Norway

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About this course

Occupational cancer related to asbestos is still a large cause of work-related deaths in Europe. This is caused by historic exposure to asbestos fibers, mainly from producing and using asbestos containing building materials. Today many buildings with asbestos containing materials need to be renovated. A new generation of workers are therefore at risk of asbestos exposure. Knowledge about where to find asbestos materials and safe handling is important to avoid that workers are exposed.

Reliable sampling and analytical methods are important for risk assessment and there is an ongoing discussion about analytical methods used to quantify asbestos. These topic remains relevant and will be covered in this course.

Course Summary

19th – 21st of November 2024
Onsite course
Quality Hotel 33, Oslo, Norway
Deadline 7th of October 2024
EUR 730-920 (depending on the day package)
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Price information

The price of the course consists of the course fee of EUR 500
and the day package of choice.

Day package I

This package includes:

  • conference facilities and technical equipmen
  • course material
  • coffees, lunches
  • dinners and the social program on Wednesday

We strongly encourage you to take part in the social program, as this is a vital part of the NIVA course experience. We believe in the power of networking and strive to create an inspiring possibility for that through the social program.

The total price of the course is EUR 920 (course fee EUR 500 + day package fee EUR 420)

EUR 920

Day package II

This package includes:

  • conference facilities and technical
  • equipment
  • course material
  • coffees and lunches

Kindly note that the day package II does not include dinners nor the social program.

The total price of the course is EUR 730 (course fee EUR 500 + day package fee EUR 230).

EUR 730

Accommodation

19th-21st of November 2024 at Quality Hotel 33, Oslo, Norway

NIVA has made a block reservation for the accommodation 19th-21st of November 2024 at Quality Hotel 33, Oslo, Norway.

To book a room from the block kindly email the hotel at booking.hotel33@strawberry.no or call +47 23 19 33 33. Please refer to NIVA and use the code: GR027039 when booking the room (available until 29.10.2024).

NB! When booking you will be asked for name, phone number, email address, as well as placing a credit card on file as a guarantee. 

The room price for a standard room is NOK 1295 /night including breakfast (approximately EUR 110/night).

The block reservation will be available until 29th of October 2024.

Approx. EUR 110/night

Course objectives

The aim of the course is to give participants a thorough overview of important topics related to asbestos exposure in occupational settings.


Main topics

  • Evaluation of historic exposure
  • Measurements of airborne asbestos
  • Different analytical techniques to quantify asbestos
  • Mapping asbestos in building materials and safe removal
  • Compliance to standards
  • Health effects of asbestos in relation to morphology and chemistry
  • Legislation

Target groups

Researchers in the field of occupational exposure, Occupational hygienist, Labor inspectorate, doctors in occupational medicine, safety representatives.


Subject background

Many buildings across Europe contain asbestos containing materials and many of these will, in the coming years, be renovated or demolished. In many countries the occurrence of asbestos in buildings are not adequately mapped and there is a risk that workers in the construction industry are being exposed. Knowledge about where to find asbestos materials and safe handling is important to avoid that workers are exposed. Reliable sampling and analytical methods are important for risk assessment.


General course fee and cancellation information

The courses and workshops vary in price. Please note that the course fee does not cover meals or accommodation. The course fee and day-package fee are invoiced after the registration deadline.

Travel arrangements

Please refrain from booking any travel tickets until we have confirmed the course. The confirmation, which will be sent at the latest after the registration deadline, will include detailed information on the payment of the course fee and day-packages, as well as information on practical arrangements. Please note that you are not insured by NIVA.

Cancellation policy

Cancellations received by 7th of October 2024: full refund
Cancellations received by 8th of October 2024 or later: no refund

NIVA will issue an invoice or send information on how to pay the course with credit card (depending on the option chosen in the registration form) after the registration deadline.

The price is subject to minor changes.


Contact persons

Course leader

Torunn K. Ervik, Researcher, The National Institute of Occupational Health in Norway (STAMI)
email: torunn.ervik@stami.no

In practical matters, please contact:

Nathalie Räihä
Project Manager
NIVA
email: nathalie.raiha@niva.org

Course leader

Torunn K. Ervik

  • Researcher, The National Institute of Occupational Health in Norway (STAMI), NO

Course lecturers

Lisa Aarhus

  • Lisa Aarhus, Senior Doctor, STAMI, NO

Pål Graff

  • Lead Research Professor, STAMI, Department of Chemical and Biological Work Environment / Professor, Norwegian University of Life Sciences, NO

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