Safety and Health in Mining

18th – 21st of October 2016
Hotel Kristina, Sigtuna, Sweden

For Occupational safety and health personnel and production engineers in mining in the Nordic and other countries.

About this course

Mining exists in most countries, and the mining products are necessary for the production in manufacturing, construction and many other sectors. In the last 15 years, industrial development has accelerated in many countries and rising demands of minerals have resulted in booming mining activities.

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

To give the participants an overall review of safety and health in formal and informal mining, and a more detailed update related to the most important risk factors and how they can be prevented.


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

Organizing Committee of the Course:

Cecilia Andersson, SveMin, Sverige
Kaj Elgstrand, Uppsala University, Sweden
Erik Joers, Odense University Hospital, Denmark
Eva Vingård, Uppsala University, Sweden

Mining exists in most countries, and the mining products are necessary for the production in manufacturing, construction and many other sectors. In the last 15 years, industrial development has accelerated in many countries and rising demands of minerals have resulted in booming mining activities.

Mining is carried out in enterprises that are very different in size and character. At one extreme there are the big multinationals that run huge mining operations all over the world. At the other extreme there is artisanal mining. Companies in the formal economy are in progress to achieve higher efficiency and higher productivity. The main tools are mechanization, computerization, automation, work organization and globalization. Besides its positive outcomes of improved efficiency and productivity, this development will also dramatically improve the working conditions. Heavy manual work and the risks of some types of accidents and occupational diseases will disappear or be reduced, and employment will go down. In modern mining industry the use of vehicles has increased. This implies new risks for example with the traffic in the mines and there are a demand for new and alternative engine technology to reduce diesel exhaust. Many “old” risks still exist, for instance exposure to silica and coal dust, radon, noise and vibrations. The artisanal mining within the informal economy operates under other conditions; sometimes in labour-intensive and extremely hazardous way without any control or support by authorities.

Course leader

Kaj Elgstrand

Eva Vingård

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