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Occupational safety and health courses with NIVA

The Nordic Institute for Advanced Training in Occupational Health (NIVA) is launching new courses aimed at researchers, practitioners, and specialists in the field of occupational safety and health (OSH):

  • Occupational Respiratory Diseases - Prevention and risk factors, 11th – 13th of October 2022, Gothenburg (Sweden)
  • Safe Patient Handling and Movement, 18th - 20th of October 2022, Linköping (Sweden)
  • Firefighter Work and Health: Effects and prevention of chemical and physical exposure, 1st - 3rd of November 2022, Trondheim (Norway)

NIVA OSH-related courses, webinars, and conferences are open to participants from all over the world.

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Non-binding Guidelines for the Hairdressing Sector - Now Available

Hairdressers are exposed to many kinds of occupational risks that can lead to health conditions like musculoskeletal disorders, skin diseases, and respiratory problems.

The "Non-binding guidelines for the hairdressing sector" are part of the European Commission's activities to support the implementation of the European Framework Agreement on the Protection of Occupational Health and Safety in the Hairdressing Sector.

Prepared by the DG Employment and based on reference documents provided by the EU Social Partners, the guidelines provide general information on risk assessment, specific safety and health guidance for hairdressers, and a helpful list of online resources for risk management at a national level.

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