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Cooperation agreement - work environment, environment and safety (SAMS)

Linköping University (LiU) and Region Östergötland have for many years collaborated on issues of common importance regarding education, research and health care activities.

Collaboration also takes place within the fields of work environment, environment and safety and for this purpose there is a cooperation agreement (named SAMS, cooperation agreement within work environment, environment, safety) where the purpose is to:

  • Collaborate on common issues concerning the work environment, environment and safety and otherwise promote dialogue, information and exchange of experience in order to improve the work of both parties in these areas.
  • Ensure an organization for joint decisions, information transfer and other matters of importance for cooperation in the field of work environment, environment and safety (SAMS).

A significant proportion of employees based in LiU and Region Östergötland perform tasks within the other party's respective areas of responsibility. In addition, the parties carry out work in common or parallel workplaces:

Joint workplaces mean workplaces where staff from both parties work in the same premises either at the same time or in temporal connection with each other, which means that each other's work environment is affected. For example, that work is carried out by both parties in the same laboratory or research premises.

Parallel workplaces mean workplaces where staff from each party work in separate laboratory premises but are located in the same corridor as the other party or that you are active in the same building but on different floors and use the same facilities in the form of water, sewage, ventilation systems, staff rooms, rooms for recycling of waste etc.

Coordination responsibility within the work environment means that the employer in control of the workplace (manages the workplace) shall be responsible for the coordination of work environment issues and measures to protect against ill health and accidents, according to the Work Environment Act, Chapter 3, Section 7 d. More information on coordination responsibilities and how to work on appointing persons responsible for this coordination can be found in the appendices to the SAMS agreement, see the column to the right.

SAMS organization

The SAMS organization consists of a steering group and a strategic group. The steering group meets at least twice a year and the strategic group meets at least three times a year. Ninnie Borendal Wodlin, Region Östergötland and Per Dannetun, LiU alternately chair the steering group and Hanna Wessman, LiU and Karin Ramstedt, Region Östergötland alternately convene the strategic group.

 

The following areas are represented by experts in the strategic group:

Safety and security which in this context mainly refers to physical security, for example access to premises.

Fire safety which in this context refers to for example systematic fire safety such as evacuation organization, regular checks of fire safety equipment information to new employees.

Laboratory safety which in this context refers to for example work with the special requirements and risks that occur in a laboratory environment, for example handling of flammable goods and chemical products, inspections etc. The area also includes biosafety and radiation safety.

Chemical management, biosafety and radiation safety are represented by experts in the strategic group

Environment that in this context refers to, for example, chemical management, emissions to water and air and waste management.

Work environment which in this context primarily refers to coordination responsibility within the work environment, which means that the employer in control of the workplace must be responsible for the coordination of work environment issues and measures to protect against ill health and accidents. This means that those who carry out the main activities at the joint workplace have an obligation to ensure that work environment issues are coordinated. For more information about the coordination responsibility, see appendices to the SAMS agreement, see the column to the right..

 

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Contacts 

For more information on the SAMS agreement or contact with representatives in the Strategic group, contact:

within LiU: Hanna Wessman, tel 013-281564 

within Region Östergötland:  Karin Ramstedt, tel 010-103 04 06

 

SAMS - cooperation agreement between LiU and Region Östergötland

LiU and Region Östergötland have collaborated for an extended period of time on many issues concerning education, research and health and medical care operations. The SAMS Agreement is aimed at creating an organisation for collaboration and joint decisions on issues connected to Work Environment, Environment and Safety (SAMS in Swedish). The latest version of the SAMS agreement was implemtented in 2022. 


For information on this agreement, please visit the website at Region Östergötland on research and innovation, describing collaboration on research, research council etc (in Swedish). 

LiU och Region Östergötland har i många år samverkat i frågor som rör dels utbildning och forskning men även hälso- och sjukvårdsverksamhet. SAMS-avtalet syftar till att skapa en organisation där samverkan sker och gemensamma beslut kan fattas i frågor som rör Arbetsmiljö, Miljö och Säkerhet (SAMS). En ny version av SAMS avtalet beslutades 2022

 

 

Contact information

Any questions or views to express on this manual? Please contact:
Hanna Wessman - coordinator Laboratory safety
+46 (0)13-28 1564

 


The relevant subject pages in the manual include contact information for individuals and competence within each field.
 


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Last updated: 2022-09-20