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EMV Health Environment and Safety


Preventive and systematic HMS (health, safety and environment) work leads to a good working environment that benefits everyone in the workplace, in the study environment and also the external environment. By conducting HMS work in a systematic way, we can detect risks, fix them on time, and prevent employees and students from suffering accidents and illnesses or the environment being adversely affected. HMS work is a natural part of Lund University's activities and it shall cover all physical, psychological and social conditions that are important for the work environment and the external environment.


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. Vice dean Maria Björkqvist 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 physical and OSA) of the department is investigated by safety inspections (which includes an OSA questionnaire), risk assessments, workplace measurements, occupational/incident reports, annual staff appraisals and occupational health services surveys. Staff also 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 Assistant Head HMS: Maria Kempe

EMV Health and Safety Coordinators: Katarina Johansson and Lisette Eklund

BMC Biosafety Coordinator: Emanuel Smeds

LU: Johan Ohlin, Robert Howe

LU Fire Safety: Tobias Ullmark, Isabel Hedvall

LU Chemical safety: Martina Balaz, Anikó Wendler

Safety Representatives

Head Safety Rep in BMC: 
Anders Mårtensson

Head Safety Rep in MV:
Karin Haraldsson, Agneta Sanmartin


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