OHS in Agriculture and Horticulture

15th – 17th of November 2016
Quality Hotel View, Malmö, Sweden

For:

  • Researchers (PhD students and others interested in the latest trends)
  • Teachers
  • Workplace representatives
  • Authorities
  • Occupational health experts
  • Practitioners
  • Policy makers in the field of OHS in Agriculture and Horticulture

About this course

This course will give participants a theoretical background and practical skills for preventing injuries and diseases in agricultural and horticultural settings.

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. These challenges are looked upon from a Nordic perspective.

The purpose of the course:

  • Give participants a profound knowledge and understanding based on the latest research findings.
  • Provide hands-on training based on best practices in the field of agricultural and horticultural OHS issues.
  • Give attention to healthy and safe behavior resilient to work processes and work environment.
  • Help participants understand what health and safety in agriculture and horticulture means in a wider context.

An important goal is to give participants the opportunity to network, exchange experiences and knowledge. Participants will also have the possibility to interact with some of the best researchers in the field.

This course has been accepted as a theoretical course (12 hours) demanded in the medical specialist education in the training programs of occupational health services, at the University of Helsinki in Finland. The acceptance is valid for the specialist training programs at the Faculty of Medicine of all Finnish universities


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 field, 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 strive to prevent injuries and diseases by implementing interventions and by spreading information to the field. However, until now, there has not been a single Nordic educational forum for experts, practitioners, health care professionals, PhD students and others interested in OHS issues related to agriculture and horticulture. The Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences 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. The intention is to develop a similar course, in collaboration with the experts from USA, but adapted to Nordic conditions.

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