Introduction to Environment & Safety at BMC

To get access to waste rooms or chemical storage rooms provided by the campus management, it is mandatory for new members of BMC to accomplish the "Introduction to Environment & Safety at BMC".
 
It is divided into three steps:

Step 1:

1. Read this page "Introduction to Environment & Safety at BMC" (eng).
2. Take the self-study course ”Laboratory waste management at BMC” (eng).
3. Look through and get acquainted with the campus management’s website's section on waste (swe)!

Step 2:

Only after step 1 you may attend to the “Environmental & Safety tourwhere the focus is at the management of laboratory waste as well as conventional waste but also lab and chemical safety, handling of flammable products and the  support functions of the BMC campus management.
 
The Environmental & Safety tour
– Is held the first Friday of the month.
– Either in the morning (09.30-11.30 approx) and / or afternoon (13.00-15.00 approx).
– We gather outside the waste room C11:0.
– Takes about 2-2.5 hours.
– Maximum of 8 participants.
– Mail me for participation. Inform me whether You like the tour in English or Swedish.

We are very keen that old members of staff and students attend to the introduction once in a while in order to refresh the knowledges and legislations.

Step 3:

On request I visit Your department to groups of up to 5-8 persons per occasion where You get the opportunity to get direct customized answers on Your specific issues.

Thanks to the self-study course combined with the tour the participants usually as we say "get more meat on the bones" and know better what questions they need answers to. In a smaller group, it is easier for participants to dare to ask questions and the attention is greater in a smaller group. In short, the quality of information is much higher.

I want to emphasize that I prefer to visit individuals or groups at the department rather than the opposite for discussion on waste management, lab safety/hygiene, fume hood handling/technology, storage and handling of flammable materials, chemical management, health and safety issues and miscellaneous environmental issues.

It has been proven through the years to be easier and be more efficient for me to coming up to the department for discussing on site rather than discuss by phone or email.
It happens almost always that other than the current issues are addressed and resolved directly and often other people takes the opportunity to fill in with their issues while I'm there.
I am very flexible and because I am so to speak "in the house" I will come to the department in a very short notice.

Please spread this information and files to anyone on your institution. 
Please leave constructive criticism and suggestions for improvements.

Yours faithfully

Mikael Olsson