Occupational health care
All employees have the possibility to contact the occupational health care in work-related issues, through telephone counseling and visits.
Work-related health and ill-health means that there must be a connection between the individual's health problems, work capacity and work requirements. The health problem must be caused by or worsened by the work, or there must be a suspicion that it is related to the work to fall into this category. This requirement differs from public health care, where illness does not necessarily have a coonection to the workplace or the work performed.
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Visit the occupational health care
All employees have the posibility to visit the occupational health care three times per year without any involvement from a manager or anyone else at KTH. The visits are per specialist competence within the occupational healthcare and must be prebooked.
Given the societal crisis we have had an abnormal time, which may have caused anxiety, stress and pressure beyond the ordinary. Do you need support to deal with concerns or to process thoughts? Employees can now receive counseling up to six times through our occupational health care Avonova. The counseling is conducted by behavioral scientists or professionals with relevant qualifications that Avonova deems appropriate. If you're a supervisor, management guidance is part of the support.
In normal instances, employees can visit Avonova three times on their own initiative and without feedback to their supervisor or HR. Visits to Avonova for other reasons than counseling are still limited to three times, before Avonova contacts the supervisor or HR for granting more visits. Meaning that now the counseling services is increased by three times.
The increase in the number of visits for counseling is valid until further notice and is a joint venture between the employer KTH and the local trade unions Saco-S, ST and Seko.
Consultations and support calls via telephone or on site
For example: advice and support on abuse issues, conflicts, ergonomic advice and interpretation of laws and regulations concerning the work environment.
Support aimed at reproducing the physical and / or mental performance of the person concerned.
Ergonomic safety inspection
Individual or group inspections and lectures in ergonomics.
It is possible to get support from a work environment engineer engineer who participates as an expert function during physical safety inspections in KTH's schools premises. The safety inspection is carried out by the employer's representative in cooperation with the safety representative.
- Crisis management - Action if needed to individual or group in case of crisis or work accident. The measure taken must be performed within the interval 24-72 hours from the actual event.
- Workplace accident or other accidents - which affects the work situation of individual / group at KTH. Efforts may include supporting and mentoring the manager and / or safety representative and assessing whether crisis intervention for an individual or group is appropriate.
- Work stoppage- if the safety representative is considering stopping work and needs immediate help with an assessment.
The Patient Safety Act and name on the invoicing data
When you visit the occupational health service for work-oriented rehabilitation or for another reason that the employer initiates or approves, your name will be included on an invoicing data document. The invoicing data document is separate from the invoice itself and can only be accessed in a password-protected portal, administered by Avonova, to which a few of KTH's HR employees have access.
According to the Patient Safety Act (SFS 2010: 659), consent to the disclosure of a name is considered to exist if the employer offers occupational health, with the condition that the name information may be disclosed. If you as an employee visit Avonova, you are deemed to agree that the name can be stated on the invoicing data.