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Physical work environment

This page provides information about the rights and obligations of employees with regard to physical work environment risks and whom you should contact with questions concerning work environment risks.

Fire safety

All employees should be aware of the procedures for their workplace in the event of a fire. This includes:

  • fire extinguishers
  • emergency exits
  • assembly points

All employees are to have undergone fire safety training within five years of appointment and are to repeat the training every five years.

If you work in a high-risk environment

Employees have a responsibility to report risks in the physical work environment to their manager. If you work in a high-risk environment, you are entitled to a risk assessment. The risk assessment describes any safety measures that need to be taken. You are obliged to follow the instructions set down by your manager.

You are to be offered a medical examination before commencing work with:

  • certain allergenic chemical products
  • laboratory animals
  • human blood and other body fluids

A medical examination is compulsory and a fitness to work certificate must be issued before commencing work with:

  • lead
  • cadmium
  • certain allergenic chemical products
  • certain types of ionizing radiation

If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, you are entitled to have a risk assessment of your work environment by your manager. The Occupational Health Service can also help in assessing risks.

More information about work environment rules, risk assessments and medical examinations can be found on the following websites:

Questions about the physical work environment

If you have any questions about the work environment, please contact your line manager.

Page Manager:

Contact

Olle Jernberg
Work environment engineer
+46 46 222 01 80
olle.jernberg [at] bygg.lu.se

Hanna Holstein
Radiation safety officer
+46 46 222 01 93
hanna.holstein [at] med.lu.se

 

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