Good occupational health cooperation (OHC) practices of work-ability promotion in SEs

Good Occupational Health Cooperation in Small Enterprises

21st – 22nd of May 2019
Hotel Clarion, Helsinki, Finland

For Occupational health practitioners (OH physicians, nurses, physiotherapists, occupational psychologists), Service providers, Occupational safety personnel
Researchers and experts

About this course

Participants learn from each other new ways of promoting and supporting work ability in SEs through occupational health cooperation (OHC). The course is based on collaborative learning utilizing real-life cases from different SE settings and industries, workshops, exercises and discussions. During the course each participant generates her/his own tool kit of effective OHC to be utilized in their work.

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 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 950 (course fee EUR 500 + 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 500 + day package fee EUR 200).

EUR 200


26th – 28th of October 2020 at Hotel Hanaholmen, Espoo, Finland.

To book a room from the block kindly make the reservation directly to the hotel by email to using the booking code “NIVA” (available until 2.10.2020).

Single The room price for a single standard room is EUR 115/night (including breakfast, morning sauna and access to the pool) and the price for a double room EUR 134/night (including breakfast, morning sauna and access to the pool). room: 128 €/night (including breakfast).

The block reservation will be available until 2nd of October 2020.

EUR 115 – 134 / night

Course objectives

After the course the participants master, and are able to evaluate, and apply different OHC models, practices and tools developed for small enterprises. The participants can utilize their own tool kit of effective OHC with their SEs clients.

General course fee 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 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.

Subject background

Along with the growing importance of SEs in the Nordic countries, concerns about health safety and work ability in SEs have increased as they are seen to be preconditions for productive work and profitable business. Occupational health cooperation (OHC) is the backbone of effective OHS that help organizations promote and maintain work ability.  Successful OHC takes into account the characteristics and the needs of the client organizations.

However, many OCH practices have been developed in the context of medium sized and large organizations and may not be appropriate for small enterprises, especially for micro firms with less than 10 workers. This course focuses on good OHS practices developed in collaboration with SEs. It provides participants with knowledge of the models of OHC, guidelines for good OHC practice, and practical methods and tools of OHC.

Course leader

Susanna Visuri

Susanna Visuri

Helena Palmgren

Helena Palmgren

Course lecturers

Ann-Beth Anthonsson

Ann-Beth Anthonsson

Stig Vinberg

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