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

August 14th 2018




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 380

The day package II fee of EUR 220

  • Day package

    Day package I

    The day package I price is 380 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 880 (course fee EUR 500 + day package fee EUR 380).


    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 2nd – 4th of October 2018 at Thon Hotel Opera, Oslo, Norway.

    To book a room from the block kindly make the reservation directly from the hotel through email; using the booking number 021018NIVA (available until 3.9.2018).

    The room price for a single standard room is NOK 1395 (approx. EUR 145)/night (including breakfast).

    The block reservation will be available until 3rd of September 2018 so we recommend you make a reservation as soon as possible.

  • Payment info

    Cancellations received by August, 1st 2018: full refund

    Cancellations received after August, 1st 2018: 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

Thon Hotel Opera, Dronning Eufemias gate 4, 0191 Oslo, Norway

Course program


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Course Leaders



Gerard Zwetsloot
Gudela Grote
Johnny Dyreborg
Timo Kronlöf

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 Fore more information about accommodation options please see the…

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