Human Factors in Arctic Work Course

General

Program Description

This course will discuss the special risks of work in the Arctic environment. The participants will learn about the solutions for minimizing the risks in different occupations.

Course objectives

To provide participants with knowledge of the special risks of the work in the Arctic environment and the solutions for minimizing the risks in different occupations.

Target group

OHS and HR personnel in Arctic companies

Course outline

Lectures and team work

Main topics

  • Effects of cold on humans
  • Protection against the cold
  • Performance in the cold
  • Shift work
  • Offshore work
  • Mining work
  • Work in the heights

Background

Both the work and the climate is changing in the Arctic regions. Workers have to adapt to new occupations and migratory workers have to adapt to a new environment and a new climate as well. In spite of global warming, cold stress will remain a special risk in Arctic work, together with long distances and huge seasonal variation in light. There are however common and industrial branch specific solutions for maintaining well-being, health and safety in the Arctic.

Last updated Feb 2018

About the School

The mission of the Nordic Institute for Advanced Training in Occupational Health is set by the Nordic Council of Ministers. The acronym NIVA originates from the Swedish language title Nordiska Institu ... Read More

The mission of the Nordic Institute for Advanced Training in Occupational Health is set by the Nordic Council of Ministers. The acronym NIVA originates from the Swedish language title Nordiska Institutionen för Vidareutbildning inom Arbetsmiljöområdet. Read less
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