Neo work environment and safety

The department you belong to have rules and regulations that you should normally consider. The following instructions applies because your workplace is located in Neo.

This page will be updated with information about common processes when they are decided.

Chemical safety

Classification and labelling of chemicals

How to carry out risk assessments - KLARA

Work in fume cupboards

Fire safety

For fire safety managers, see documents below on fire safety.

Hazardous hot work

For information about fire safety see Neo documents below and https://ki.se/en/staff/fire-safety

Radiation safety

Every research group at KI that wish to carry out work with radioisotopes needs an internal KI permit. All group members involved in work with radioisotopes has to participate in a mandatory introduction course.

Biosafety

GMM (genetically modified microorganisms) is defined as "a micro-organism, in which the genetic material has been altered in a manner that would not occur naturally through mating or natural recombination". The gene modification must not necessarily have been integrated in the genome, or constructed in the user's own activities. GMM work is divided into three different classes, F-, L- and R-activities. GMM work is divided into three different classes, F-, L- and R-activities and before starting with such work a permit from Arbetsmiljöverket is needed.

Risk assessments have to be carried out for work with microorganisms, GMM and human material and should be available in the lab where the work is carried out. Use preferentially the BARA form: https://ki.se/en/staff/biosafety

Waste Handling

The waste generated by the activities in Neo has to be handled according to Swedish laws and provisions, KI rules and specific rules in Neo. See documents below.

General safety

Reporting accidents and narrow escapes

Heart starters

See document Neo_01_General_Safety_Information.pdf and Neo_02_In_Case_of_Emergency.pdf below.

Neo Work Environment Group

Duties/Function

This group deals with all issues related to work environment (fire safety, lab safety and general work environment) in Neo. The group works closely together with the steering group and Neo operations as well as the work environment groups at all the departments. The group organizes fire drills and safety rounds in Neo.

Members of the group

Håkan Ottosson, BioNut (convening)
Gaby Åström, MedH/Lipid
Ana Maria Suzuki, MedH/Lipid
Thais De Castro Barbosa, MedH/Lipid
Sofia Fridén, NVS
Kerstin Nordling, NVS
Tiina Skoog, BioNut
Monika Jansson, MedH/HERM
Tove Berg, MedH /ICMC
Johan Dethlefsen, BioNut

Affiliated members (Safety officers):
Taher Darreh-Shori, NVS
Belinda Pannagel, MedH/HERM

Contact

Neo Work Environment Group: neo.weg@biosci.ki.se

External links

Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency

Swedish Work Environment Authority

Organisation