Climate change will affect occupational health and safety (OHS) at Arctic outdoor occupations. It calls for adaptation at all sectors and organizational levels, to support sustainable development. However, little is known about current preparedness and awareness of climate change impacts on workplaces.

The funding will strengthen an Arctic OHS network with experts in climate, health, and safety. The aim of the network is to initiate a cross-border research project on climate change preparedness and to develop an online training course regarding Arctic outdoor OHS. The planned activities help increase awareness and preparedness, as well as building models and tools for managing climate-related exposures and effects.