Associations Between Work Environment, Sleep, Health, and Safety

8th – 10th of April 2024
Thon Hotel Opera, Oslo, Norway

The course focuses on the association between the work environment (working hours and psychosocial factors), sleep, health, and safety. It will cover present knowledge and preventive factors on how the work environment affects sleep and vice versa. Both short-term and long-term consequences of adverse sleep will be addressed.

Course Summary

8th – 10th of April 2024
Onsite course
Thon Hotel Opera, Oslo, Norway
Deadline 20th of February 2024
EUR 780 – 990 (depending on the choice of day package)

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 equipment
  • course material
  • coffees, lunches
  • dinners and the social program (a guided tour and dinner at the Oslo Opera House) on Tuesday.

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 (between people) and strive to create an inspiring possibility for that through the social program.

The total price of the course is EUR 990 (course fee EUR 500 + day package fee EUR 490).

EUR 490

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 780 (course fee EUR 500 + day package fee EUR 280).

EUR 280

Accommodation

7th – 10th of April 2024 at Thon Hotel Opera, Oslo, Norway

NIVA has made a block reservation for the accommodation 7th – 10th of April 2024 at Thon Hotel Opera, Oslo, Norway.

To book a room from the block kindly make the reservation directly to the hotel through this link (available until 22.2.2024.)

The room price for a single standard room is NOK 1795 including breakfast (approx. EUR 150/night).


The block reservation will be available unti 22nd of February 2024.

EUR 150 / night (including breakfast).

Course objectives

The course will increase the participants’ knowledge about biological sleep mechanisms, how the work environment affects sleep, and how poor or disturbed sleep increases the risk for safety incidents, health complaints and disease.


Main topics

  • Sleep and the circadian rhythm
  • Measuring sleep in occupational settings
  • Assessment and treatment of shift work related problems
  • Psychosocial work characteristics
  • Night and shift work and sleep related risk of chronic health issues
  • Sleep and mental health
  • Sleep and safety
  • Fatigue
  • The association between sleep, pain, and headache

Target group

The course is relevant for occupational health service practitioners, phd students, postdocs, and early career researchers. It may also be relevant to more experienced researchers new to the field of occupational health and safety.


Subject background

Workers often attribute poor sleep to factors at work. In 2019, 30 percent of employees in Norway stated that they have been troubled by sleep difficulties in the last month (up from 25 percent in 2000). Of these, 12 percent stated that the complaints were work-related (up from 10 percent in 2000). The causal relationship of work environmental factors and sleep disturbances is multifactorial and there is a lack of consensus on the relationship between the work environment and sleep. Understanding the mechanisms linking the work environment to sleep disturbances, and the mechanism linking sleep disturbances to health and safety is necessary to identify countermeasures.


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 (you can also pay the course with credit card).

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 February, 20th 2024: full refund
Cancellations received by February, 21th 2024 or later: no refund

The total price of the course will be invoiced after the registration deadline (you can also pay the course with credit card).

The price is subject to minor changes.


Contact person

Course leaders

Dagfinn Matre
Lead Research Professor
STAMI – The National Institute of Occupational Health, Norway
email: dagfinn.matre@stami.no

Bjørn Bjorvatn
Professor, Department of Global Public Health and Primary Care, University of Bergen, Norway; Director, Norwegian Competence Center for Sleep Disorders, Haukeland University Hospital
email: bjorn.bjorvatn@uib.no

In practical matters, please contact:

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

Course Summary

8th – 10th of April 2024
Onsite course
Thon Hotel Opera, Oslo, Norway
Deadline 20th of February 2024
EUR 780 – 990 (depending on the choice of day package)

Course leaders

Dagfinn Matre

  • Lead Research Professor, National Institute of Occupational Health (STAMI), Norway

Bjørn Bjorvatn

  • MD, PhD, Professor, University of Bergen; Director, Norwegian Competence Center for Sleep Disorders, Haukeland University Hospital, Norway

Course lecturers

Carolina Bigert

  • Adjunct Lecturer, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden

Jan Olav Christensen

  • Research Professor, National Institute of Occupational Health (STAMI), Norway

Anne Helene Garde

  • Professor, MSc, PhD, National Research Centre for the Working Environment (NFA/NRCWE), Copenhagen, Denmark
  • ahg@nfa.dk

Philip Tucker

  • Associate Professor, PhD, Stockholm University, Sweden

Päivi Vanttola

  • PhD, Researcher, Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Finland

Siri Waage

  • Researcher, Department of Psychosocial Science, University of Bergen, Norway

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