Occupational Health in the North

Occupational Health in the North addresses topics concerning work life in the north, both regarding specific challenges such as cold working conditions and other workplace exposures.

Research studies focus on the relationship between workplace exposures and the health of employees, aiming to improve safety, comfort, prevention strategies and personal protection equipment; important factors for a healthy workforce, for employers, public and private and society in general.  The Occupational Health in the North group is cooperating closely with the Department of Occupational and Environmental Health at the University Hospital North Norway, as well as research groups in countries across the high north.

The Occupational Health in the North group is an integral part of the Department of Community Medicine with epidemiologists, statisticians and researchers experienced in working on population studies.