Seminar on dangerous substances in the workplace in five different cities across Norway
Workers in Norway are exposed to hazardous substances every day. Workplace exposure to dangerous substances is linked to acute and long-term health issues. When enterprises work systematically to identify and manage these risks, the result is healthier workers and increased productivity.
Five different cities in May
The Norwegian Labour Inspection Authority invites enterprises to the "Get started with risk assessment of dangerous substances" seminar. Throughout May, the seminar will take place in five cities; from Kristiansand in the south, to Tromsø in the north.
Focus on small businesses
The seminars will help participants to identify and assess risks and show them how to use a tool designed specifically for assessing the use of dangerous substances/chemicals in the workplace.
The target groups for the seminars are employers and employees from small businesses, such as metal workshops, car repair shops, chemical industry workers, laboratories and cleaning industry workers. Of course workers and employers from other industries will also benefit from the seminar, which are free of charge to attend.
10.00 Welcome and introduction
• Information about the EU campaign "Healthy workplaces manage dangerous substances"
• Risk assessment - a theoretical approach
• Presentation of practical case
11.30 - 12.00 Lunch
12.00 Work on practical case
• The participants work on identifying and assessing risk using the case example presented
• The work is summarised
•The way forward
For registration, follow the link to the relevant course:
All participants will have the opportunity to attend a follow-up seminar in Oslo this autumn. Here they will receive feedback on the work they have done after the first seminar and get the opportunity to share experiences and challenges.
The seminars are free, including lunch.
Each seminar can accommodate up to 50 participants. We make reservations once we receive enough entries to be able to complete the seminars.
The seminar is part of the EU-campaign "Healthy workplaces manage dangerous substances".
The Norwegian Labour Inspection Authority