Young Workers and Sustainable Work Life

18th – 20th of October 2016
Soria Moria Hotel, Oslo, Norway

For:

  • Researchers
  • Employment and educational authorities
  • Occupational safety and health service personnel

About this course

The working environment at the start of a job career should be as good as possible. Young workers may be a particular vulnerable group due to their inexperience and lack of occupational health and safety (OHS) knowledge. This course will provide knowledge of the risk factors for accidents and reduced health of young workers.

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 course will provide participants with knowledge of the risk factors for accidents and reduced health of young workers. Factors that reduce participation in working life will also be focused on. Practical interventions to reduce these risk factors will be presented and discussed.

Recent research in occupational health and safety will be used to discuss recommendations for employers, labor inspectors, managers/supervisors, colleagues, educators, OHS professional, families and the workers’ themselves in ensuring that young workers maintain a healthy work life. We will also try to elaborate on factors that may be important to promote health and motivation during their early working career. This includes meaningful, varied and relevant jobs, but also indirect factors such as education and the interaction with life outside the workplace.


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

The working environment at the start of a job career should be as good as possible. When starting their working career, young workers may be a particular vulnerable group due to their inexperience and lack of occupational safety and health (OHS) knowledge. To prevent risk for later work-related health problems aspects related to being young as well as risk factors found within the work environment and work organization have to be included. In addition, a good working environment is necessary to inspire students to finish their schooling, invite new employees into working life and motivate them to stay.

The Nordic Council of Ministries initiated 2014 a study of Nordic research, administrative and legal situation and practical experience in the Nordic countries that may elucidate these questions and function as a benchmarking for improvement of working conditions for young workers. The study will finish their work at the end of 2015 and the main results will be presented at the course.

Course leader

Bo Veiersted

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

Course lecturers

Cecilie Aagestad

Charlotte Diana N Rasmussen

  • Senior Researcher, PhD, National Research Center for the Working Environment, DK

Frank M Rasmussen

Jukka Vuori

Jukka Vuori

Kari-Anne Holte

Marina Jonsson

Mikko Nykänen

Sara Thomée

  • Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Gothenburg, SE

Therese Hanvold

Truls Johannessen

  • Labour Inspectorate, NO

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