Work environment in general

  • For questions about physical work environment contact either DBB Safety Coordinator Liselotte Antonsson, or one of the work environment representatives (see section below).
  • For issues regarding psychological working environment contact either the Head of department Martin Högbom or one of the work environment representatives (listed below).

Ethical Guidelines at DBB


Work environment representative (Skyddsombud)

  • The Work Environment Act states that the employer and the employee should work together in the work environment management. Even if the employer has the utmost responsibility for the work environment, it is a stated requirement that the organised work environment management should be run together with the employees and their representatives.
  • The employees’ representative is the safety representative or the work environment representative, as it is also called.
  • The principal work environment representative coordinates the work environment representatives at Stockholm University.


Representatives at DBB/Arrhenius:

Magnus Claesson
Jens Danielsson
Maria Sallander Hellman
Nicklas Österlund (PhD representative)


Representatives at DBB/SciLifeLab:

Flor Pineiro
Marie Lycksell (PhD representative)


Principal representatives at Stockholm University:

Anna-Lena Egebäck, Saco-S, tfn 08-674 71 63,
Magnus Gustavsson, Saco-S, tfn 08-674 74 34,
Mona Hverven, Saco-S, tfn 08-120 766 39,
Sandra Hellstrand,


The work environment group (Arbetsmiljögruppen)

  • A group consisting of employer representatives and employee representatives (work environment representatives) meet quarterly to discuss work environment issues.
  • Contact one of the representatives, or Liselotte Antonsson if you have a question you want to bring up. Also see the minutes from the Work environment group meetings.


The equality and equal treatment group (Gruppen för jämställdhet och likabehandling)

A group consisting of employer representatives and employee representatives meet regularly to discuss equal rights issues.

Contact Arne Elofsson or Equal treatment representative (Jämställdhetsombud) Maria Sallander Hellman if you have a question you want to bring up.

(The Equal treatment representative acts as a contact person for gender equality and equal treatment issues at DBB. You can also directly contact your supervisor, head of department or personnel specialist Johanna Kollander at HR regarding these matters)

Guidelines for how to handle victimisation, threats, harassment and sexual harassment at DBB

See: Ethical guidelines at DBB


SAMIR (Incidents, Accidents and Environmental problems)

  • Incidents, accidents, illness, working and external environmental problems, or safety issues are reported via SAMIR (Säkerhet-Arbetsmiljö-Inrapporteringssystem).
  • In the event of an emergency, always call 112 first.
  • The headings in the form are only in Swedish at the moment, if you need help translating contact Liselotte Antonsson.



When leaving DBB

There is a checklist of things that needs to be taken care of before leaving the department.

  Document before leaving DBB (20 Kb)





Ask Liselotte Antonsson for further guidance.


Working at SciLifeLab

For questions about work environment contact:

the lab safety coordinator at SciLifeLab, Sara Diaz Moreno (, Arne Elofsson, Associate Head of Department with responsibility for SciLifeLab or a work environment representative at SciLifeLab (see section Work Environment representative).


Transport of gas bottles

Gas bottles are very heavy and tall and it is a risk of accidents (tipping) during transport and handling if not following safe procedures. Always borrow the trolley intended for gas bottle transports in A260.

The trolley is placed next to the bottle to be transported and then the securing chain is removed and the bottle is transferred onto the trolley by one person. When the bottle is on the trolley secure it using the chain. Work in pairs, one person transports the bottle using the trolley and the second person assist, opening doors etc. Handle the bottle carefully to minimize the risk of tipping.

Transport in elevator, with no persons in it, instead one person meeting the elevator and one closing the door from the outside. 

Return the trolley to A260 after use.



For emergencies:

  • Call 112 immediately if there is an emergency or other ongoing crime. 
  • If possible, then call the Stockholm University Safety and Security at 08-16 22 16. If it is off hours, call the campus security at 08-16 42 00 (alternatively 08-15 42 00).


For not so urgent matters:

  • Call Stockholm University Safety and Security if you need assistance in some not so urgent security related matter. See phone numbers above.
  • Stockholm University security personnel are from Tempest security and they are on campus around the clock. 
  • To report crimes, harassments, or other security related problems, anonymous call
    08-16 11 55.
  • Security risks can also be reported online in SAMIR (see other section).

 Always remember to:

  • Do not let any unauthorized person in to the department.
  • Always lock the office door or equivalent when the room is empty.
  • If you see someone at the department whom you do not recognize, ask what brings them there.
  • If you let a visitor in, escort them to the person they are to meet.