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Workers’ Memorial Day events planned for Norway

Norwegian Confederation of Trade Unions (Landsorganisasjonen I Norge, LO) are planning to follow up the Norwegian tradition, to participate in organizing a tripartite conference. (two site of industry, governments and researchers) emphasize collaboration for the good OHS work as an important part in the preventive work to avoid injuries, accidents and illness due to work.

The conference this year addresses  various issues of working environment, where cooperation between employers and employees to achive a god OHS-practis at the workplace  are the main focus.

This year, 28. April are a Saturday, the Conference will therefore be held  the day before. 27 April.

The target group for the conference are local representatives, safety representatives and managers in enterprises (the social partners in the workplace).
The concept of the day is as follow:

Together for a good working environment program is in place

On the occasion of world work environment day 27. april we offer you the opportunity to get an up-to-date picture of the State of the environment in Norway and the challenges we face-such as companies, employers and the Government sees the Program for the day. ' is now in place.

The Conference provides good examples of businesses that have succeeded in addressing the environmental challenges, and shows how it can be done. The rewards of a good working environment for employees ' health and well-being, and for the company's finance, lifted off.

Is our business model-the tripartite cooperation-so strong that it can withstand external stresses that the financial crisis, other economic challenges and changes in the labour structure in Europe, even if it is put to the test?


World Day for a good working environment

Friday 27. april marks the world day for health and safety in the workplace. Sets the day of the Conference Together for a good working environment.

The International World Day for safety and health at work is an anniversary on 28. april each year. This year the day falls on a Saturday, and an overall labour selection carried out the day before.

Welcome to Oslo Congress Centre, Folkets hus 27. april!

Program of the day

09: 30 Coffee and something to nibble on--before the start and going into the Auditorium Find your seat:)

09: 45 Opening and greetings from the UN's sole organ of tripartite cooperation-International Labour Organization (ILO)

Cultural Performances

The Social Partners:

10: 00 How is working environment State in Norway? What are the challenges we are facing?

Hanne Bjurstrøm, minister of labour

10.20  CBI (title not ready yet)
Svein Oppegaard, labour Director, CBI

10.35  LO (title not ready yet)
Gerd Kristiansen, Deputy Chair, LO

Knowledge-based action:

10: 50  From research to practice
Paal  Molander, Director of the State's working environment Department (STAMI)

11.15   Pause

11.30  Work injuries and accidents
Steinar Aasnæss, Department Director National surveillance of the working environment and health – by STAMI

11.50 Collaboration, leadership, and participation
Gro Olsvold, Advisor-launches European inspection campaign and good practice competition

12.00 Lunch

The working environment in practice. What can we learn from the companies?

12.45 Volvo Aero Norway AS
Kirsti Saltnes, HR/HSE Manager, Jorge Pino, Hovedtillitsvalgt, The Norwegian United Federation of Trade Unions

13.15 Scandinavian Seating
Toril Østvang, VP HR & Organisation Development, Ivar Dahlen, hovedtillitsvalgt of The Norwegian United Federation of Trade Unions

13.45 BIS Industrier and the Petroleum Safety Authority Norway (PSA)
Chief Engineer Irene b. Dahle, PTILBIS Industries, tbc

14.15 Summary comment

14.20  Closing of conference – home

Fruit on the way out of the Hall

Moderators are permitted: Toril Berge, labour inspection and Sture Bye, the State Labour Institute

Worldwide, hundreds of thousands die in workplace “accidents”. Millions die of occupational diseases. Every year. Union organisation is the remedy. Prevention is the only cure.







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