Electrical Injury:

Prevention, exposure, pathology, clinical aspects, treatment and follow-up

18th – 20th of April 2023
STAMI, Oslo, Norway

About this course

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.

Languages during the course

The official course language is English. In addition, participants will be provided summaries of each lecture in Danish, Norwegian or Swedish. It will also be possible to discuss all topics with other participants and lecturers in Scandinavian during the breaks. If there is a wish among participants, we would be happy to set up some discussion groups that are Scandinavian-speaking.

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 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 775 (course fee EUR 500 + day package fee I EUR 275).


Day package II

This package includes:

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

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

The total price of the course is EUR 600 (course fee EUR 500 + day package fee II EUR 100).



17th – 20th of April 2023 at Thon Hotel Gyldenløve, Oslo, Norway.

NIVA has made a block reservation for the accommodation 17th – 20th of April 2023 at Thon Hotel Gyldenløve, Oslo, Norway.

To book a room from the block kindly make the reservation directly via the hotel using this link.

The price for a standard room is NOK 1325/night (approximately EUR 130) including breakfast.

The block reservation will be available until 26th of March 2023.

Approx. EUR 130/night (NOK 1325)

Course objectives

The aim of the course is to elucidate latest knowledge on electrical injury, treatment and follow-up of injuries, and on how to prevent and reduce harmful effects from such injuries. After the course the participant shall be able to analyze background for and consequences of electrical injuries, promote adequate medical treatment, and strengthen development of preventive strategies to minimize incidence of electrical injury.

Please note that the final program is currently being revised. Based on feedback, the course will contain more about the prevention of electrical injuries. More news will follow shortly

Target group

  • Medical staff in first line duties
  • Researchers
  • Occupational Health Service
  • Consultants/teachers in electrical and/or first aid sector
  • Safety representatives, officers and deputies

Subject background

Approximately 3.000 potentially severe electrical accidents are stipulated to happen yearly among 30-40.000 electricians in Norway. More than 500 hundred of these are reported to The Norwegian Directorate for Civil Protection (DSB), luckily only a few with deadly consequence but several are injured to at least some degree.

Some health effects occur momentary, others subacute or even after a long latency time. This implies that persons confronting risk for injury, or dealing with a potentially injured person, must be able to recognize possible health-effects, and know how to deal with them

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 1st of March 2023: full refund
Cancellations received by 2nd of March 2023 or later: no refund

The total price of the course will be invoiced after the registration deadline.

The price is subject to minor changes.

Contact person

Course leaders

Bo Veiersted
Senior researcher, Dr. Med
STAMI – National Institute of Occupational Health
email: Bo.Veiersted@stami.no

Lars Ole Goffeng
Research scientist
STAMI – National Institute of Occupational Health
email: Lars.Goffeng@stami.no

In practical matters, please contact:

Morten Jakobsen
Project Manager & Sustainability Advisor
email: morten.jakobsen@niva.org

Course leaders

Bo Veiersted

  • Senior researcher, Dr. Med., National Institute of Occupational Health, NO

Lars Ole Goffeng

  • Research Scientist, National Institute of Occupational Health, NO


Karin Biering

  • Senior Researcher/Assistant Professor, Department of Occupational Medicine, Gødstrup, DK

Ragnvald Ljones Brekke

  • Consultant Plastic Surgeon / Head of Burns, Haukeland University Hospital, NO

Kai Christoffersen

  • Association Secretary, Electricity and IT Association, NO

Robert Krahl

  • Chief Engineer, DSB, NO

Lisa Rådman

  • Physiotherapist, PhD student, Region Örebro län, SE

Henrik Schirmer

  • Professor, University of Oslo, NO

Martin Tondel

  • Physician, Occupational and Environmental Medicine, SE

Sara Thomée

  • Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Gothenburg, SE

Marianne Törner

  • Professor, Occupational Medicine, Göteborgs universitet, Sweden

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