Effectiveness of Occupational Health and Safety Enforcement Tools for Preventing Occupational Hazards and Diseases

The rates of occupational injuries and work-related diseases are still unacceptably high worldwide. The economic burden of preventable occupational injury and disease has recently been estimated to represent as much as 3% of gross domestic product in developed economies. Both the International Labor Organization and the World Health Organization view occupational health and safety legislation and regulatory enforcement as essential in worker health protection. Nevertheless, the scientific evidence regarding the effectiveness of regulatory enforcement is debated. Moreover, the effectiveness of the various enforcement tools is uncertain, i.e. is consultative activities as effective as inspections with penalties, and is a targeted inspection in a high-risk workplace more effective than a general inspection of a randomly chosen workplace?

Course objectives

  • To provide knowledge on how risk-based occupational safety and health enforcement is organized and executed in the Nordic countries
  • To provide scientific evidence for the effectiveness of legislative and regulatory enforcement in preventing occupational hazards, accidents and diseases in developed economies
  • To provide scientific evidence for the effectiveness of risk-based enforcement in preventing occupational hazards, accidents and diseases in the Nordic countries

Target group

  • Research scientists with an interest in occupational health, safety and accident prevention
  • Personnel working in occupational health services
  • Personnel working in government labor administrations or agencies with an interest in occupational safety and health guidance and enforcement
  • Employers and employee representatives (social partners)

Main topics

  • Historical and comparative perspectives on the characteristics of the Nordic Labor Inspection Systems, and current trends in the structuring and organization of Labor Inspection Systems in the Nordic countries.
  • Risk-based inspections in Norway: Experiences with the targeting of regulatory inspection and enforcement activities on enterprises, sectors or activities with high concentrations of risk or regulatory non-compliance.
  • The scientific evidence for the effectiveness of legislative and regulatory enforcement in preventing occupational hazards and diseases.
  • The scientific evidence for the various occupational health and safety enforcement tools for improving working conditions and preventing work-related diseases.
  • Evidence from the Nordic countries of the effectiveness of occupational health and safety enforcement tools for preventing occupational hazards and diseases.
  • Challenges and issues in worker health protection at a time of globalization and increased competition, rapid technological change and new production methods.

Registration deadline

September 8th 2019

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Program

Price

Price

The price of the course consists of two parts:

1) The course fee of EUR 150 and

2) The day package fee of EUR 250

  • Day package

    Day package

    The day package price is 250 EUR/person. This price includes conference facilities and technical equipment, coffees, lunches, dinner and the social program.

    The total price of the course is EUR 400 (course fee EUR 150 + day package fee EUR 250).

  • Accommodation

    NIVA has made a block reservation for the accommodation 30th – 31st of October 2019 at Thon Hotel Gyldenløve, Oslo , Norway.

    To book a room from the block kindly make the reservation directly from the hotel through email; gyldenlove.booking@olavthon.no,  using the booking code 26603747 (available until 13.9.2019).

    The room price for a single standard room is NOK 1445/night (Approximately EUR 148) including breakfast.

    The block reservation will be available until 13th of September 2019.

  • Payment info

    Cancellations received by September, 13th 2019: full refund

    Cancellations received after September, 13th 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
Håkon Johannessen
Research Scientist, National Institute of Occupational Health STAMI, NO
Project Manager
Cecilia Weckman
NIVA
mobile: +358 40 1258 748
email: cecilia.weckman@niva.org

Course venue

Course Leader

Håkon Johannessen

Lecturers

Christina Tikka
Johan Hviid Andersen
Johnny Dyreborg
Marius Søberg
Board 7
Tor-Erik Danielsen
Øyvind Dahl

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 For more information about accommodation options, please see the…

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