Techniques for Assessment of Activities and Postures at the Workplace

Which main activities do you have at work? How long time do you work in non-neutral and potential harmful postures? Self-reported assessments of physical demands are mainly too vague, often it is necessary to improve precision. This course presents technical methods for assessment of physical activities and bodily postures, mainly for the use at the workplace. The will present background of methods, theory, selection of approach and how to use systems as well as interpretation of results. Examples will be given and participants will get experience from hands-on exercises in use of the equipment.


Course objectives

Present background, theory, use and interpretation of results of methods for assessment of physical demands at work. Give participants impression of practical use of some equipment by hands-on exercises.

Target group

  • Practitioners
  • Researchers

Course outline

It will be a mixture of lectures, group work and exercises. The exercise will consist of equipment mounting, measurements, down-loading, analyses and interpretation of results.

Main topics

  • Presentation of methods for assessment of physical demands
  • Self-reported data contra technical systems
  • Methods: Accelerometers
  • Examples of use / training
  • Measurement strategy
  • Interpretation of results

Registration deadline

The registration will open soon.



More information about the price of the course will be available soon.

  • Accommodation

    NIVA has made a block reservation for the accommodation 7th – 11th 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;,  using the booking code 26940506 (available until 30.8.2019).

    The room price for a single standard room is NOK 1250/night (Approximately EUR 130) including breakfast.

    The block reservation will be available until 30th of August 2019 so we recommend you make a reservation as soon as possible.

  • Payment info

    Cancellations received by August, 30th 2019: full refund

    Cancellations received after August, 31st 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
Kaj Bo Veiersted
Senior researcher.,, Department of Work Psychology and Physiology
Statens arbeidsmiljøinstitutt - National Institute of Occupational Health
+47 920 82 459 / 231 95 375

In practical matters, please contact:

Project Manager
Morten Jakobsen



Assessment of physical (mechanical) exposures (activities and postures) by technical systems has been shown to me more precise than self-reported assessment. The measurement possibilities, price, availability, robustness and user-friendliness of technical systems have been improved extensively during recent years. This make it possible to do advanced measurements, not only by…

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Course Leader

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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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