CLINTEC:s environmental plan for chemicals

The work with substitution, phase-out and reduction of the amount of hazardous chemical products has been developed.

CLINTEC Environmental Plan 2021-2024. The focus areas with description of the 2024 targets, connection to Karolinska University Hospital’s (KS) Environmental Plan (EP), examples of activities, persons responsible for these, and how to report to the Work Environment Group are shown.

Assignment Similar goals in KS’s EP Examples of activities Responsible What can be reported?
Work actively to substitute hazardous chemicals Use, storage, handling and waste management of chemicals, chem tech products and pharmaceuticals. Use of CMR substances, substitution investigations and risk assessments Clean out old chemicals and ensure that fire cabinets are placed where they are needed All lab employees are familiar with hazardous chemicals and substitution rules and apply them This information is part of the new employee orientation Chemical and biosafety delegates ensure that relevant material is included in new employee orientations Hazardous chemicals in KLARA are followed up (risk assessment, substitution) CMR investigations. Number of hazardous chemicals in KLARA. Number of phased-out/substituted chemicals.
Streamline purchasing and use of hazardous chemicals to reduce both purchases and waste Substitute hazardous chemicals. Look for chemicals in KLARA instead of buying new. Waste management is described in risk assessment. Everyone working with hazardous chemicals. Chemical and biosafety delegate. Purchase of hazardous chemicals is decreased. Reports from safety inspections concerning waste management. Number of hazardous chemicals in KLARA.
Ensure that risk assessments are performed for handling chemicals and that waste management is included in these All lab employees take a course in chemical handling and risk assessment. Waste management is part of risk assessments. Safety inspections Heads of divisions. Group leaders/supervisors. Chemical and biosafety delegate. Number of employees who have taken the course. Risk assessments are in place. Safety inspections are carried out and reported, deviations are followed up
Ensure that all employees managing or carrying out work with chemical products take a course in risk assessment - The supervisors and heads of divisions check that everyone working with chemical products take courses. Heads of divisions. Group leaders/supervisors. Chemical and biosafety delegate. Number of employees who have taken the course
Work to ensure that incidents, deviations and near-accidents are reported in KI’s incident reporting system to improve the working environment and prevent accidents Increase awareness of incident reporting Link for r.eporting is available on the website. The Work Environment Group handles and follows up on all incident reports. Heads of divisions. Group leaders/supervisors. Communications Officer. Work Environment Group Link for incident reporting is available on the website. Number of reports. Memos from the Work Environment Group,