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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.

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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

14.00 Conclusion



For registration, follow the link to the relevant course:

May 7th at Scandic Oslo Airport

May 8th at Scandic Bystranda, Kristiansand

May 9th at Scandic Ørnen, Bergen

May 14th at Scandic Hell, Stjørdal  

May 15th at Scandic Grand, Tromsø

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.


Practical information:

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 organiser is the Norwegian Labour Inspection Authority in collaboration with social partners and the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA).


The Norwegian Labour Inspection Authority