Facing the OSH challenges of maritime industries

Course leader presentation: Jon Magnus Haga

New and Old Maritime Industries: Future Occupational Health Challenges
27th – 29th of September 2022
Radisson Blu Royal Hotel, Bergen, Norway

What is your background?

I am a medical doctor from the University of Oslo, with a PhD on posttraumatic stress and posttraumatic healthcare needs in survivors of disaster. My clinical experience is from the Norwegian coastguard, and includes search and rescue operation in Norwegian and international waters. I currently work as head of the Norwegian Centre for Maritime and Diving Medicine and associate professor at the University of Bergen.

Why do you think occupational health challenges of maritime industries is an important issue to discuss in 2022?

New technology brings new opportunities. It also brings new challenges. As new maritime industries are emerging, we need to understand both new and old occupational health challenges in order to promote health at sea.

What can be learnt from the old industries when facing the future? What is new?

What would you like to say to the participants of the course?

The aim of this course is to facilitate discussion and critical thinking. We don’t have the answers to what the future holds, neither in terms of health or occupational health challenges at sea. Nonetheless, through a variety of lectures and group work we hope to give the participants good directions on where to look for answers. I welcome you all to Bergen in September and look forward to our discussions.

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