We are delighted to welcome you to the 2021 Nordic Meeting on Agricultural Occupational Health and Safety which is held at Skjetlein Grønt Kompetansesenter, Trondheim.
Theme: Working capacity, advisory service, health and safety in agriculture
Being employed in agriculture, whether as self-employed or employed, is associated with relatively high risk of accidents and occupational illness, compared to a number of other occupations.
More research, dissemination of knowledge, good education and guidance of the employed in agriculture can prevent and improve farmers’ prerequisite for producing food, contribute to increased safety and reduce the extent of occupational illness in agriculture.
The deadline for submissions is June 15. Stay tuned to the website for other updates.
Invited key note speakers
Johan Fredrik Rye is a Professor at the Department of Sociology and Political Science at NTNU. His current research is on international labour migration, focusing on migration streams from Central and Eastern European to Western European countries following the EU enlargements in 2004 and 2007. Key issues are migrants’ relation to the labour markets in hosting societies, their experiences with precarious wage, working and life conditions, and how they seek to establish transnational life strategies. He is currently leading the Global Labour in Rural Socities (GLARUS) research project, which studies labour migration to low-waged, low-skilled and low-status jobs in the rural industries, such as the agricultural industries, in Norway/Europe and the US, and he is charing the Research Group Migration and Mobilities at Department of Sociology and Political Science at NTNU. Among recent publications is International Labour Migration to Europe’s Rural Regions (co-edited with Karen O’Reilly, Routledge 2021).
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Scientific Partners: National Centre of Expertise for Occupational Health in Agriculture and the Department of Occupational Medicine at St. Olavs Hospital, Trondheim University Hospital, The Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Ruralis- Institute of rural and regional research, Department of Industrial Economics and Technology Management, NTNU, and Department of Sociology and Political Science, NTNU.
Partners: Norwegian Farmers Union, The Federation of Swedish Farmers (LRF), Norwegian Agricultural Extension Services, Trøndelag County Council and County Governor of Trøndelag.
List of Scientific Committee members:
- Prof Kristin V Hirsch Svendsen (convener)- Department of Industrial Economics and Technology Management, NTNU
- Prof Bjørn Hilt– Department of Occupational Medicine at St.Olavs Hospital, Trondheim University Hospital
- Senior researcher Reidar Almås, Dr.philos (Sociology)- Ruralis-Institute for Rural and Regional Research
- Prof Peter Lundqvist– Department of work science, business economics and environmental psychology, Swedish University of Agricultral Sciences
- Dr. Jakub Stachowski– Department of Sociology and Political Science, NTNU