Hans Petterson is a Research fellow at the Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine at Umeå University.
The Arctic Five Chair initiative enables us to meet future challenges of Occupational Health and Safety by collaboration
Occupational Health Challenges and Solutions in the Arctic and subarctic regions
In Hans Pettersson’s project as Arctic Five Chair, the research questions cover the impact of climate and weather on outdoor workers’ performance, health, and safety, including mitigative and adaptive strategies. My focus is to find solutions to health and performance concerns among workers in the mining industry, cold storage industry and outdoor work.
During the first year as chair, Hans will hold a workshop on future challenges among workers in the Arctic in collaboration with University of Oulu and The Arctic University of Norway. There is a plan for special session on occupational health and safety in the Arctic at the Arctic Frontiers 2023 conference.
The project is open to, and actively looking for, researcher among the Arctic five universities for collaboration on occupational health and safety challenges in the Arctic. Feel free to contact Hans if you want to engage.