Working Hours and Health

Working Hours and Health

28th – 30th of May 2018
Hotel Copenhagen Island, Copenhagen, Denmark

For Researchers and PhD students, OSH experts interested in the evaluation and effects of shift work and flexible working hours

About this course

Shift work and working hours are related to a wide range of public health problems ranging from disturbed sleep and accidents to chronic health problems and challenges in work-life balance. Working hours, and the ways how working hours research needs to be done in the future are in change.

This course has been accepted as a theoretical course (10 hours) demanded in the medical specialist education in the training programs of occupational health services at the University of Helsinki in Finland. The acceptance is valid for the specialist training programs at the Faculty of Medicine of all Finnish universities.

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

The scope of the Working Hours and Health course will be on the current knowledge, conduction and interpretation of shift work and working hour research and the understanding on possibilities for correct preventive actions at workplaces and units being responsible of occupational safety and health of shift workers.

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WINC – Working hours In the Nordic Countries

Participants at the NIVA Working Hours and Health -course will have a possibility to attend a WINC seminar on Thursday, 31st of May 2018, free of charge (including the seminar lunch).
The seminar will focus on scientific research on working hours, health and wellbeing. You are also welcome to send your own abstract to the seminar.

If you are interested in this WINC seminar and would like to receive more information about it or register yourself as a participant, please contact Anne Helene Garde at ahg@arbejdsmiljoforskning.dk.

WINC is a network for researchers from the Nordic countries with interest in research in working hours.
Aim

The aim of WINC is to establish the network for better coordinating existing research and cohorts on working hours and health in the Nordic countries. Further on to discuss possibilities for collaboration across countries and cohorts and to develop new high quality projects, and make jointed applications for funding.

Strengthen the impact of Nordic research
In order to form a strong platform for joint future research and thereby strengthen the impact of Nordic research on working hours, we encourage researchers interested in this research area to sign up.


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

Shift work and working hours are related to a wide range of public health problems ranging from disturbed sleep and accidents to chronic health problems and challenges in work-life balance. Working hours, and the ways how working hours research needs to be done in the future are in change. Most of the published reviews on shift work and health underline the need to improve the quality of the published studies. Problems relating to exposure assessment, study design, statistical analysis and controlling for relevant co-founders are common and the interpretation of the research data is often difficult.

The pervasiveness of shift work and flexible expert work, and their numerous possible effects on health and well-being demand new and immediate countermeasures at both the employers and their OS&H level.

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