Occupational Health and Safety in Agriculture and Horticulture

Occupational Health and Safety in Agriculture and Horticulture

24th – 26th of September 2019
Quality Hotel View, Malmö, Sweden

For:

  • 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.

About this course

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.

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

Accommodation

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 reception@hanaholmen.fi 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

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.


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

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 and practitioners in the Nordic countries conduct excellent research and outreach, strive to prevent injuries and diseases in agricultural and horticultural settings by implementing interventions and spread the information to the sector. However, today there is no single educational Nordic forum or courses of high quality for experts, practitioners, health care professionals, PhD students and other interested in health and safety issues in agriculture and horticulture. The department (AEM) has an extended tradition of international research and teaching collaboration and researchers have attended a course with specific focus on agricultural health and safety in USA, Agricultural Occupational Health Training Program.

In November 2016, we (the department AEM) gave the course for the first time and about 15 course participants attended the course. The course was very successful and rated as a very good, relevant, actual good and rewarding course. As a consequence, we would like to run the course again 2019 and with the same focus on Occupational Health and Safety in Agriculture and Horticulture in a Nordic perspective.

Course leader

Christina Lunner Kolstrup 1

Christina Lunner Kolstrup


Course lecturers

Catharina Alwall Svennefelt

Elisabeth von Essen

Eva Göransson

Eva Göransson

Lennart Mårtensson

Lillian Lavesson

Lillian Lavesson

Martin Melin

Ole Carstensen

Ole Carstensen

Peter Lundqvist

Risto Rautiainen

Risto Rautiainen

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