Welcome to the laboratory safety manual

The laboratory safety manual is intended as a support and tool for all laboratory activities at Linköping University and Region Östergötland.

Lab safety at LiU

Region Östergötland and Linköping University operate extensive and extremely varied laboratory activities that require permits, or are obliged to report, in accordance with the Swedish Environmental Code. In addition to the Environmental Code and its associated ordinances and statutes, laboratory operations are governed by a large number of other laws, ordinances and regulations issued by more than ten different government agencies.

Within the framework of the SAMS Agreement, the following manual has been established as operational support. The manual includes legal requirements, regulations and routines as well as interpretation, practical advice and tips on how to comply with legislation and regulations. More about laws and regulation applicable for different areas can be found under the headings to the left. The manual also contains contact information concerning experts and responsible officials, as well as links to other relevant information. This manual will be updated on a continuous basis.

Please note that this laboratory safety manual is merely an information tool – the relevant legislation and government regulations must always be complied with.

If you find something that is incorrect, links that don't work or if you have any questions - please do not hesitate to contact us.

More information in English is coming in the next month. 


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