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Work environment and sustainable development at Neuro

Everyone at the department should feel and be safe and secure at the work place. This is ensured by that the laws, rules and guidelines of safety and risk assessments are known and followed.

The work environment group is advisory and has meetings approximately once a month. We discuss both physical and pshycosocial work environment related issues systematically and we initiate the yearly safety inspections, fire training and other courses in occupational health such as first aid and CPR.

Members of the work environment group at Neuro (until December 2017):

  • Maria Angèria
  • Axel Bergwik (Chairman)
  • Mikael Corell (Safety officer)
  • Youngtao Xue-Franzén
  • Håkan Karlsson
  • Boje Persson
  • Katrin Wellfelt (Safety officer, Secretary)
  • Ann-Charlotte Westerdahl
  • Margareta Widing
  • Johanna Hornstrand (adjunct, KM, Safety officer)

If you would like to join us, please contact Axel Bergwik.

Contact Axel Bergwik for meeting minutes.

Environment and sustainable development

In accordance with KI's guidelines for environment and sustainable development, we want to create good conditions for the researchers to influence the environment in a positive direction. This is done by a constant information about the department's work on environmental and sustainability issues and also by making it easier for employees to sort their waste in an improved manner.

In addition, it is very important that everyone knows how to store, handle and take care of the waste of a hazardous chemical so that neither the employees nor the external environment adversely affected. This includes also how to safely take care of a leakage or a spill.

Environmental Policy

The Department of Neuroscience is committed to energy saving and conservation, and to recycling. Neuroscience members support this commitment and make every effort to save energy and resources by turning off lights and unnecessary equipment when possible, by printing only when necessary, by limiting the use of non-reusable and polluting consumables, and by recycling all waste whenever possible.


Ergonomics is about the interaction between people, work tasks and the environment. The employer has the main responsibility for the systematic work environment management and is required to involve employee and safety representatives in implementing the routines for a safe work environment.