Techniques for assessment of activities and postures at the work place

Techniques for Assessment of Activities and Postures at the Workplace

8th – 10th of October 2019
STAMI – The National Institute of Occupational Health, Oslo, Norway

For Occupational health practitioners, Occupational health researchers, Public health practitioners, Public health researchers.

About this course

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 course 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.

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


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 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

Present background, theory, use and interpretation of results of methods for assessment of activities and postures at work as well as during leisure time.

Give participants impression of practical use of some equipment by hands-on exercises.

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

Assessment of physical (mechanical) exposures (activities and postures) by technical systems has been shown to be 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 researchers but also practitioners.

Course leader

Bo Veiersted

  • Senior researcher, Dr. Med., National Institute of Occupational Health, NO

Course lecturers

Andreas Holtermann

Andreas Holtermann

  • Professor, National Research Centre for the Working Environment, DK
Britta Weber

Britta Weber

Inger Arvidsson

Inger Arvidsson

Lars-Kristian Lunde

Lars-Kristian Lunde

  • Research Associate Professor, National Institute of Occupational Health (STAMI), NO

Markus Koch

Mikael Forsman

Nidhi Gupta

Nidhi Gupta

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