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Health Environment and Safety


A preventive and systematic HMS-work leads to a good work environment that benefits all. By conducting the work in a systematic manner we can detect risks and remedy them, thus preventing employees and students to suffer from accidents, illness or stress and the environment from negative influence. HMS-work is a natural part of Lund University activities and it should include all physical, psychological and social conditions which are of importance to the work environment, Work environment policy and Environment and Sustainability policy .


The head of the department (prefekten) is responsible for the work environment and the implementation of the systematic work in the department. The head of the department in EMV has in turn delegated tasks to the research group leaders, the tasks are described in the delegation document below. If the resources are not sufficient, the delegation should be returned to the head of the department. The chairperson of the utbildningsnämnd is responsible for the work environment of the students.

The safety representative is an important resource in the work environment but has no responsibility for the working environment.

The head of the department is also responsible for the systematic fire safety work and has appointed responsibles for fire safety (research group leaders) and director of flammable goods for each research group,

All employees and students are expected to actively contribute to a safe and pleasant working environment and, as much as possible, prevent accidents, diseases and adverse impact on the environment. Employees and students should follow the rules, use designated equipment, report incidents and accidents, point out deficiencies in the working environment and propose improvements.


The work environment (both the physical and psychological) of the department is mapped by safety inspections (which includes a psychosocial questionnaire), risk assessments, workplace measurements, occupational/incident reports, annual employee interviews and occupational health services surveys. Staff gather in meetings to discuss issues that can be improved.

BMC HMS Committee

Central Health Committee

  • Central Safety Committee 

The Central Safety Committee is dealing with cross-cutting issues such as planning, training and information in health and safety issues, monitor the overall business planning as regards spatial planning and propose measures. The Central Safety Committee has also the overall responsibility for HMS and the systematic adjustment and the rehabilitation work needed



EMV Health and Safety Coordinators: Katarina Johansson, phone 249 05 and Lisette Eklund, phone 249 76

BMC Health and Safety Coordinator: Hans Hovenberg, phone 24418

BMC Biosafety Coordinator: Emanuel Smeds

LU: Johan Ohlin

LU Fire Safety: Isabel Hedvall

LU Chemical safety: Martina Balaz

Safety Representatives

Head Safety Rep in BMC: 
Anders Mårtensson, 240 01
Mariann Mårtensson, 215 25

Head Safety Rep in MV: Agneta Sanmartin, 215 34 or 072 512 49 83


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