Firefighter Work and Health:

Effects and prevention of chemical and physical exposure

1st – 3rd of November 2022
Radisson Blu Royal Garden Hotel, Trondheim, Norway

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About this course

This course focuses on exposure, health effects and preventive measures for firefighters. It has a holistic approach from chemical exposure assessment to basal physiology and health effects. The current status as well as future perspectives on prevention will be discussed.

Course Summary

1st – 3rd of November 2022
Onsite Course
Radisson Blu Royal Garden Hotel, Trondheim, Norway
Deadline 28th of August 2022
EUR 700-900 (depending on day package)
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Price information

The price of the course consists of the course fee of EUR 450
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

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 900 (course fee EUR 450 + day package fee EUR 450).

EUR 450

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 700 (course fee EUR 450 + day package fee EUR 250)

EUR 250

Accommodation

1st – 3rd of November 2022 at Radisson Blu Royal Garden Hotel, Trondheim, Norway

NIVA has made a block reservation for the accommodation 31st of August – 3rd of November 2022 at Radisson Blu Royal Garden Hotel, Trondheim, Norway.

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

The room price for a standard room is NOK 1850/night (approximately EUR 180) including breakfast.

The block reservation will be available until 30th of September 2022. We recommend you make a reservation as soon as possible.

Approx. EUR 180/night (NOK 1850)

Course objectives

The course will increase the participants’ knowledge about challenges and health effects related to firefighting work. It will give insight into exposure assessments, physiological mechanisms, as well as health effects, especially related to cancer. Relevant prevention strategies on firefighting methods and PPE will be discussed.

Target groups

Researchers, occupational hygienists and physicians, and others interested in the field of occupational health and safety in firefighting.


Subject background

In firefighting known and suspected carcinogenic substances have been demonstrated during knock down and overhaul of fires. The exposure may be challenging to the health, safety and performance of personnel working in these occupations. Knowledge about health, safety and smart protective solutions are important to handle such challenges.


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 after the registration deadline, will include detailed information on the payment of the course fee and day-packages, as well as information on accommodation options and practical arrangements. Please note that you are not insured by NIVA.

Cancellation policy

Cancellations received by 26th of September 2022: full refund
Cancellations received by 27th of September 2022 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

Mariann Sandsund, PhD, Senior scientist
SINTEF, Trondheim, Norway
email: mariann.sandsund@sintef.no

Raymond Olsen, PhD, Researcher
STAMI – National Institute of Occupational Health, Oslo, Norway
email: Raymond.Olsen@stami.no

In practical matters, please contact:

Project Manger
Morten Jakobsen
NIVA
mobile: +358 40 126 3336
email: morten.jakobsen@niva.org

Course leaders

Mariann Sandsund

Mariann Sandsund

  • PhD, Senior scientist, SINTEF, NO

Raymond Olsen

  • PhD, Researcher STAMI – National Institute of Occupational Health, Oslo, NO

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