Work environment and health

Work environment is about working conditions for all employees and students. The Work Environment Act regulates how our work environment should be designed, as do the Work Environment Authority's regulations, which may, for example, apply to risks, mental stress, physical stresses, hazardous substances or machines.

The regulations concerning systematic work environment efforts and the regulations about organizational and social aspects of work environment are important regulations for the preventive work environment efforts.

The Linnaeus University's work environment policy is the starting point for how the work environment efforts at our institution should be conducted. This is explained in the Work Environment Handbook, which is the document describing the University's routines for systematic work environment efforts.

The work environment efforts must take place in collaboration between the employer and the employees’ unions. How this work is to be organized is described in the document Work Environment Organization.

During 2019, Linnaeus University is carrying out an in-depth review of work environment efforts. This means that documents are revised and texts on the university’s internal website (Medarbetare) are updated. An important part of the review is linking the work environment efforts closer to the overall planning of activities. As of 2019, the systematic work environment efforts are part of the business plan and follow-up processes. This requires supporting materials that are presently being produced by the HR-Office with the help of the Executive Office and the head safety officers.

We welcome suggestions for improvement during the process that is expected to be completed in the autumn of 2019. For questions or development proposals, please contact Madeleine Sjöstedt or Marion Tersmeden at the Office of Human Resources (HR).