Farmers and others engaged in agriculture and horticulture are exposed to a number of risk factors in their daily work. Join the course on OHS in Agriculture and Horticulture in 2019 and learn about the current issues and how to prevent them. After the course, you will have a scientifically based knowledge and profound understanding on the topic. Furthermore, you will get the possibility to expand you network and exchange experience and knowledge with the lecturers and other participants during the course.

Course objectives

This course addresses health and safety challenges and injury prevention among farmers, their employees and farm family members including youth, children, elders and migrant workers, specific for primarily the Nordic but also European countries. The purpose of the course is to give the participants a profound knowledge and understanding based on the newest research-based information, and training based on the best practices in the field of agricultural and horticultural health and safety issues related to Nordic (European) agriculture and horticulture.

Furthermore, the purpose is also to highlight the need to give attention to healthy and safe behavior resilient to work processes and work environment and to help understand what health and safety in agriculture and horticulture can mean in this wider context. An additional important goal of the course is to help participants to network and exchange experiences and knowledge.

Especially young people benefit from the contacts they can create during the course. The lecturers represent the best researchers in the field and the course will provide an opportunity for the participants to interact with senior Nordic and international specialists in agricultural and horticultural health and safety.

Target group

  • Researchers
  • Teachers
  • Workplace representatives
  • Authorities
  • Occupational health experts
  • Practitioners and policy makers in the field of agricultural and horticultural occupational health and safety in the Nordic and other European countries.
  • PhD students as well as anyone interested in the latest trends of agricultural and horticultural health and safety.

Course outline

The course will mainly consist of lectures with daily discussions in smaller and the whole group on the topic of OHS in agriculture and horticulture.

Main topics

  • Introduction to agricultural and horticultural health and safety.
  • Demographics of the agricultural and horticultural work force.
  • Risk populations and injury statistics.
  • General health of Nordic farmers.
  • Musculoskeletal disorders and ergonomics.
  • Physical occupational risk factors.
  • Chemical hazards and pesticides.
  • Respiratory health among farmers.
  • Zoonotic diseases as a risk factor and possible preventive measures.
  • Psychosocial work environment, mental health and stress.
  • Good leadership and a healthy work place.
  • Agricultural and horticultural related legislations in EU and Sweden.
  • Injury prevention and interventions.
  • Safe handling of animals and machinery for farmers’ safety.
  • Nordic and international perspectives on health and safety in agriculture and horticulture.
  • Farmers tell their stories in order to prevent serious injuries and diseases.
  • Where to turn when help is needed!

Registration deadline

June 27th 2019

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Price

The price of the course consists of two parts:

1) The course fee of EUR 500 and

2) One of the following:

  • The day package I fee of EUR 500
  • The day package II fee of EUR 300
  • Day package

    Day package I

    The day package I price is 500 EUR/person. This price includes conference facilities and technical equipment, coffees, lunches, dinners and the social program.

    The total price of the course is EUR 1 000 (course fee EUR 500 + day package fee EUR 500).

    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.

    Day package II

    The day package II price is 300 EUR/person. This price includes conference facilities and technical equipment, coffees and lunches.

    The total price of the course is EUR 800 (course fee EUR 500 + day package fee EUR 300).

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

  • Accommodation

    NIVA has made a block reservation for the accommodation 23rd – 26th of September 2019 at Quality Hotel View, Malmö, Sweden. To book a room from the block kindly make the reservation directly from the hotel by email to q.view@choice.se. Kindly mention our booking number 2110GR012607 when making the reservation (available until 25.7.2019).

    The room price for a single standard room is SEK 1545 (approx. EUR 147)/night (including breakfast).

    The block reservation will be available until 25th of July 2019.

  • Payment info

    Cancellations received by June, 27th 2019: full refund
    Cancellations received after June, 27th 2019: 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 Leader
Christina Lunner Kolstrup
Associate Professor
Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU), Sweden
email: christina.kolstrup@slu.se

In practical matters, please contact:

Project Manager
Linda Vänskä
NIVA
mobile: +358 40 5463 277
email: linda.vanska@niva.org

Course venue

Quality Hotel View, Malmö, Sweden

Background

Working in agriculture and horticulture is associated with hazardous work tasks. Farmers and others engaged in the sectors are exposed to a number of risk factors in their daily work. Every year farmers, workers and farm family members suffer from non-fatal as well as fatal occupational injuries and diseases. Researchers…

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Course Leader

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General information

Course fee and payment 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. Accommodation Fore more information about accommodation options please see the…

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