Work environment at KTH
KTH takes a holistic perspective on the work environment. At KTH, the term "work environment" means both the physical and psychosocial work environment as well as factors that actively contribute to the sustainable development of society.
KTH aims to ensure that all resources, both human and material, are used and develop in the best way possible, and to this end, KTH encourages its employees' commitment to sustainable development. A good work environment helps creativity and health, and provides the right conditions for good work performance. We are all part of each other's work environment, and we all share responsibility for the work environment. KTH shall implement a systematic approach to the work environment.
Systematic work environment management
Under the Work Environment Act and the Swedish Work Environment Agency's instruction (AFS 2001:1), an employer is obliged to carry out systematic work environment management.
A systematic approach to work environment management is about noticing and considering all the various aspects of the work environment in day-to-day work that may affect employees' and students' health and safety. It means that the employer is responsible for investigating, implementing and following up operations in such a way that ill-health and accidents at work are prevented and a satisfactory work environment is achieved.
At KTH we work systematically with the work environment in a number of different ways, including annual work environment planning, appraisal talks, workplace meetings, employee surveys, safety rounds, management of occupational injuries and incidents.
You will find the KTH work environment policy under Work environment in the regulations Work environment document
For more information on how you can work systematically with the work environment, refer to the Work Environment Authority's website Arbetsmiljöverket
Students are also covered by the work environment law and may appoint a student safety representative.