Safety and Waste handling at FyFa
Below you will find information about safety and waste handling at FyFa.
In case of fire:
- Try to put out the fire if it doesn't involve a risk
- Evacuate the building
- Dial 112
Important info about the fire alarm buttons marked "brandlarm"
Please note that the fire alarm on Solna campus is NOT connected to the Stockholm Fire Brigade. The receiver of the alarm is Akademiska Hus, the property owner.
This means that when the fire alarm sounds, the fire brigade will not arrive unless someone calls SOS Alarm, 112.
In case of fire you must call 112.
After evacuation, we gather at the stone monument on the grass outside of the FyFa buildings.
|When||Fire Safety routines||Responsible|
|Daily||Evacuation routes should be kept clear and problems with emergency showers, fire blankets or fire extinguishers should be reported to the fire safety supervisor.||All staff at FyFa|
|Quarterly||Inspection of emergency routes, emergency signs, emergency showers and fire blankets. Ensuring that fire extinguishers are checked. Any problems are reported to the fire safety supervisor.||The fire safety controllers at the department|
|Annually||External party revisions of fire extinguishers.||Central administration at Karolinska Institutet and |
Fire Safety Supervisor at Fyfa:
Contact person: Jenny Jörgensen
Phone: +46 8 685 76 41
Fire safety controllers:
- Azar Baharpoor - Molecular pain research
- Yvette Hedström - Basic and clinical muscle biology
- Torbjörn Morein - Integrative physiology
- Åsa Nordling - Pharmacogenetics
- Margaretha Stensdotter-Larsson - Pharmacological nitric oxide research
- Eva Lindgren
- Hina Mohsin
Laboratory Safety at FyFa
FyFa complies with Karolinska Institutet's rules and guidelines for laboratory safety.
All new persons at FyFa who will be working in the laboratories need to go through Karolinska Institutet's introduction for new staff and more specifically the information regarding Laboratory Safety.
FyFa complies with Karolinska Institutet's rules and guidelines on Laboratory biosafety.
Contact - laboratory biosafety:
Stefano Gastaldello (Applications, permits, FyFa virus lab roles, introduction course to work in virus lab and also responsible for FyFa's BSL-2 Laboratory)
Phone: +46 8 524 876 03
Tony Jimenez-Beristain (General information regarding Biosafey rules and regulations + support researchers and group leaders to follow national rules and KI guidelines)
Chemical safety at FyFa
FyFa complies with Karolinska Institutet's rules and guidelines on chemical safety.
Contact - Chemical safety:
Emergency procedures for larger spills of hazardous chemicals
Near-accidents and work related injuries at FyFa
Near-accidents and work-related injuries should be handled according to Karolinska Institutet's instructions.
If something happens, read more on the Staff portal In Case of Emergency (ICE). Remember to contact your immediate manager and safety delegates.
Pharmaceuticals, cytostatic drugs
The Medical Products Agency (MPA) is the Swedish national authority responsible for regulation and surveillance of the development, manufacturing and marketing of drugs and other medicinal products.
See the MPA's codes of statutes.
Contact - Pharmaceuticals:
Radiation protection at FyFa
All work-related activities with radioactive substances or technical devices capable of generating ionising radiation must be carried out in accordance with Karolinska Institutet's rules and guidelines on Radiation protection.
Contact - Radiation protection:
Håkan Westerblad, Head of Department, responsible work-related activities with radioactive substances or technical devices capable of generating ionising radiation.
Phone: +46 8 524 872 53
Souren Mkrtchian, Head of and responsible for the radioactive laboratory the Pharmacology building, 5138 A
Phone: +46 8 524 877 92
E-mail: Souren Mkrtchian@ki.se
Waste Handling at FyFa
All employees at FyFa must comply with the waste handling guidelines at Karolinska Institutet.
Waste disposal rooms at FyFa
Pharmacology (95:05) - Room V5119, Nanna Svarts väg 6A, Floor 1
Physiology (95:03, 95:21) - Room 113, Von Eulers väg 8, Floor 1
Confidential waste (mostly paper) should be placed in the red containers intended for that purpose. They confidential waste containers are located at:
Pharmacology (95:05) - The student corridor, Nanna Svarts väg 2, Floor 3
Physiology (95:03, 95:21) - Student office, Von Eulers väg 4A, Floor 3.
Contact Michael Elm if a container needs to be emptied.
Hazardous waste from the laboratories at FyFa should be handled according to Karolinska Institutet’s rules for laboratory waste management and emissions of chemicals into wastewater.
The Laboratory waste disposal rooms at FyFa are located at:
- Room V5119, Nanna Svartz väg 6A, Floor 1 (Yellow bins and labels available in this room): Piercing/sharp/contagious waste, cell cultures and pharmaceuticals, including cytostatic drugs.
- Room V5138 A, Nanna Svartz väg 6A (contact Michael Elm for access): Radioactive waste
- The animal facility: Biological waste
Physiology (95:03, 95:21)
- Room 112A, Von Eulers väg 8, Floor 1 (Yellow bins and labels available in this room): Piercing/sharp/contagious waste, cell cultures and pharmaceuticals, including cytostatic drugs
- Room 112A, Von Eulers väg 8, Floor 1 (contact Margareta Porsmyr-Palmertz for access): Radioactive waste
- The animal facility and room 112A, Von Eulers väg 8: Biological waste
All chemical waste should be handled, packaged and labelled according to Karolinska Institutet’s rules for laboratory waste management. Please also see the quick user guide for disposal of chemical residues into the waste water system.
For information regarding management of specific chemical products, please see the risk and safety information at KLARA’s chemical database.
At FyFa, each research group is responsible for the transportation of chemical waste to room 112 B, located in the Physiology building, at von Eulers väg 8. The room is located on the bottom level near the post service centre.
Chemical waste must be packed in UN-labeled dunks and containers (which can be purchased at the lab shop in the Pharmacology building).
Inflammable chemical waste must be stored in fireproof cabinets in the laboratory and taken to the waste room only when the waste is to be collected. The chemical waste room is emptied three times/year.
Spills should always be handled according to Karolinska Institutet’s guidelines on Spills Biosafety. See also Emergency procedure for larger spills of hazardous chemicals at KI.