Safety Promotion – Research and Good Practice

This international course focuses on new approaches in safety research and practice, and covers a wide variety of occupational sectors, as well as home, leisure and traffic accidents. The course is planned for people who either aim to become researchers or who use research results in their work.

Course objectives

  • The objectives are to give the participants up-to-date information on accidents and their prevention and on success factors in safety promotion.
  • Good research practices will be explored. The lecturers are selected so that they represent the best researchers in the area of safety. They also represent the different disciplinary angles in safety. The participants are provided an opportunity to exchange opinions with these senior people, and also to spend leisure time with them. The lecturers are also able to give advice regarding scientific publishing.
  • An important goal of the course is to help participants to network. Young people in particular benefit from the contacts they can create during the course. The previous courses have created contacts for life that have led to increased Nordic and international cooperation.

Target group

  • Multidisciplinary
  • Researchers and PhD-students
  • Practitioners who use the results of safety research, e.g. authorities, OSH consultants, etc.

Course outline

  • Lectures and team work during the day
  • Individual preparation of reading course materials

Main topics

  • What works in preventing accidents at work?
  • Safety culture and climate
  • Vision Zero
  • Young workers
  • Research to practice

Registration deadline

March 20th 2019




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 420

The day package II fee of EUR 220

  • Day package

    Day package I

    The day package I price is 420 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 920 (course fee EUR 500 + day package fee EUR 420).

    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 220 EUR/person. This price includes conference facilities and technical equipment, coffees and lunches.

    The total price of the course is EUR 720 (course fee EUR 500 + day package fee EUR 220).

    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 7th – 9th of May 2019 at Hanaholmen/Hanasaari, Espoo (Helsinki area), Finland.

    To book a room from the block kindly make the reservation directly from the hotel through email; using the booking code "Safety Promotion" (available until 29.3.2019).

    The room price for a single standard room is EUR 110/night (including breakfast and morning sauna).

    The block reservation will be available until 29th of March 2019 so we recommend you make a reservation as soon as possible.

  • Payment info

    Cancellations received by March, 20th 2019: full refund

    Cancellations received after March, 20th 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 leaders
Tuula Räsänen
PhD, Senior Specialist, Human factors, work and safety, Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, FI

Pete Kines, DK
Senior scientific researcher, The National Research Centre for the Working Environment, DK


Project Manager
Cecilia Weckman
mobile: +358 40 1258 748


Course venue

Hanaholmen/Hanasaari, Hanasaarenranta 5, 02100 Espoo, Finland

Course program


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Course Leaders

Tuula Räsänen


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Johnny Dyreborg

General information

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