Research within the area Work and working environment includes studies on physical, chemical as well as psychosocial risk factors in the work environment, including repetitive strain injuries, ergonomics and rehabilitation. Risk related studies can also focus on work sites exposed to chemical products and noise.

The panel also evaluates proposals on how the working environment can be developed with regard to individual health, safety and development; and what role occupational health services can have. Studies on the link between working environment and levels of participation in working life, and how individual demands can be observed within the development of the organization are included. The area also includes research on intervention and implementation of preventive measures in the working environment, as well as research on stress and the psychosocial work environment.

Key Concepts

  • Chemical and physical hazards in the working life
  • Repetitive strain injuries, ergonomics and rehabilitation
  • Work related psychosocial risk factors
  • Preventive interventions, occupational health services
  • Safety, security, violence, violence and threats

Members of the Scientific panel

  • Chairperson

  • Kjell Torén

    Department of Public Health and Community Medicine, University of Gothenburg

  • Members

  • Jens Peter Bonde

    Department of public health, University of Copenhagen

  • Nils Fallentin

    National Research Centre for the Working Environment, Denmark

  • Henrik A Kolstad

    Aarhus university hospital

  • Per Nylén

    the Swedish Work Environment Authority

  • Cecilie Svanes

    Department of Global Public Health and Primary Care, University of Bergen.

  • Gerd Sällsten

    Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Institute for Medicine, University of Gothenburg

  • Lena Tuvene

    Sveriges företagshälsor

  • Eira Viikari-Juntura

    Finnish institute of occupational health, Finland