Occupational health services

Occupational health services (Företagshälsovård) assists the University in its preventive work environment efforts and is also a resource in cases of work-related illness and rehabilitation, as well as in crisis situations. Occupational health services includes a company physician, company nurse, psychologist, ergonomist, behavioural scientist and safety engineer.

As of September 2019, Linnaeus University engages Previa, with clinics in Kalmar and Växjö.

Ordering services
Orders for occupational health services are made through the Office of Human Resources that has the overall responsibility for coordinating university resources for occupational health services and other external, related initiatives. An order is placed after consultation with the responsible manager, and a request for services can be initiated.

Direct contact with occupational health services
Individual employees have the right to contact Previa for three conversations per year with the company nurse, behavioural scientist or psychologist. The employee may initiate these contacts without informing the responsible manager or the Office of Human Resources. For this kind of direct contact,  employees should use the dedicated e-mail address for this function:

vaxjo@previa.se
kalmar@previa.se

The email from the employee should indicate that the employee wishes to schedule a confidential cosultaton with the Company Nurse, Behavioural Scientist or Psychologist. Previa will then contact the employee and arrange the booking for the consultation.

Ergonomic workplace review
The need for an ergonomic inspection of a workplace may arise due to  different incidents or inconveniences. If there is something in your work environment that needs to be adjusted or reviewed, contact your manager or HR-partner so that you can have a dialogue and decide what type of ergonomic review is required. The first step is to review the basic settings in the existing workplace. The second step is to conduct an ergonomic review via occupational health services. You can find more information in the section about Ergonomics.