Work environment

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Environmental and sustainability work

To strengthen our environmental and sustainability work, Karolinska Institutet has begun working towards certification under the international environmental management standard ISO 14001.

Read more about the environmental and sustainability work at KI

Emma Karlsson

Phone: 08-585 85 331

Equal opportunity

Equal opportunity between men and women is an important issue on the agenda in the Department of Medicine at Huddinge University Hospital.

Gender equality and diversity coordinator

Julian Walfridsson


Health promotion

Health promoter

Mary Hyll

Phone: 08-585 819 19

Work environment

The Work environment group at the Department consists of 12 permanent members from different professions and one or two student representatives.

The group meets once a month, is advisory to the head of the department and reports to the Department Council. The work carried out during the year and plans for the next are described in the Department's annual report.

Some recurrent activities are:

  • At least one "Quality Round" per semester, i.e. lectures with work environment or equal opportunity topics.
  • Annual award for the best contribution to work environment. The price winner/winners are nominated by colleagues and receive the sum of 5.000 SEK.
  • Every year the Work environment group makes arrangements for vaccination against the flu for all personnel.

Work environment organisation

The Swedish Work Environment Act and related directives must be observed on a continuous basis and in an integral way in the work of the Department. Everyone active in the organization is under duty to contribute to the best of their ability.

Safety officers

Main safety officer  Anna-Lee Jansén 08-517 72663  
Safety officer Metabollab Lisbeth Benthin 08-58 58 69 69  
Safety officer, Hematology Center, Novum Mari Gilljam 08-585 83659  
Safety officer, Center for Infectious Medicine Elisabeth Henriksson 08-585 813 63  
Safety officer, Center for Infectious Medicine Anette Hofmann 08-585 81363  
Safety officer Lipidlab, Novum Gaby Åström 08-585 83871  
Safety officer, Administration group Gabriel Larsson 08-524 833 09  


Work environment group   Phone
Mari Gilljam Chair, Biomedical scientist 08-585 82442
Elisabeth Henriksson Chair, Biomedical scientist 08-585 81363
Julian Walfridsson Gender equality and diversity coordinator 08-585 83623
Emma Karlsson Environmental and sustainability work coordinator, Web editor 08-585 85 331
Johanna Snäll PhD Student 08-585 82276
Mary Hyll Administrator, Health promoter 08-585 819 19
Tove Ramos-Berg  Procurement officer  
Elisabeth Raschperger  Laboratory manager  

Work environment prize

The Department has a long tradition of annually awarding a prize to an employee or group for best work environment achievement. The prize is 5000 SEK. 

Previa - partner within health and working environment

Previa is Karolinska Institutet's collaborative partner within health and the working environment and provides complete occupational health care for work-related issues.

Read about Previa's offers to KI employees