In order to improve the time registration at the University of Bergen, the University Management has decided that all technical and administrative staff at UiB should use My Time (“Min Tid”). This applies to both those with fixed and flexible working hours, and hourly paid. My Time will replace the flex time schedule, and for hourly paid, the system will replace the time lists.
More information can be found here. (Link only in Norwegian.)
Last chance to sign up for the event is Sunday November 19th.
Hope to see as many of you there as posible.
You can sign up here. Signup form is only in Norwegian but most of the event is run in English.
K2 is now conducting its annual survey of well-being for all employees.
This is an important part of the HSE work at the institute.
We ask all employees to send their answers via this link.
Thursday 7th December the safety representatives and head of administration will go through the physical work environment at BUS, Kvinneklinikken og Laboratoriebygget.
We kindly ask everyone to fill out and send in the forms to Julie (that fits you). If you have no remarks regarding your own workplace, please make a note of this in the forms. Deadline for sending the forms in is Friday 10th November. Please get in touch if you have any questions. More information on the HSE round here:
Forms (only in Norwegian):
Laboratory, Clinic, Workshop
Personell room, Meeting room, Group room
Save the date!
Department day (former HSE Day) is held on Wednesday 29th November.
Click here to register for the event
The University of Bergen has implemented “sikresiden” (På den sikre siden, On the safe side) from 2nd of October. The mobile friendly website proves training in security matters and information on how to act in situations of emergency and crisis. More information can be found here.
All staff at UiB shall have completed fire protection training, both theory and practice, which is enacted in the Fire Act and the HSE Regulations.
A course runs over two hours – divided into one hour theory and one hour practical fire extinguishing.
There is a total enrolment from the department, and interested should contact Marius Alvheim in the expedition.
Read more about the fire protection training here. (Link in Norwegian.)
Here is a link to the updated contingency plan. (only in Norwegian)
It is easy to think that the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund is “only” involved in what you will live off when you become a pensioner. In reality, it is involved in much more. The Fund is involved in what you will live off if you are injured or become ill, and it is about providing security for your family.
UiB arrange an information meeting about this and related issues for international researchers and other foreign employees.
Time: 2 October at. 16:30–19:30.
Location: Student Centre or Christies gate 12 (depending on the number of participants).
More information and link to a registration form can be found here.
Save the date!
Department day (former HSE Day) is held on Wednesday 29th November. More information will be available later.
UoB has great awareness of the risk of violence and intimidation, and leaders at the university are responsible for ensuring that the working environment is fully in accordance with the Guidelines for dealing with violence and threats. As part of this work, the Section for HSE and BHT offers the introduction course “Managing violence and threats”.
Time: Friday 8 December at. 09:00–12:00.
Location: C.G. Sundt’s house, meeting room A / B, Muséplassen 1.
Target audience: Leaders of all levels, as well as HSE delegates.
- Increased understanding of what affects our safety.
- Knowledge of how violence and threats can be prevented.
- Be better able to handle potential violence and threat situations.
- How to mitigate potential damage and learn from our experiences.
Application deadline: Friday 24 November 2017.
Registration. (Link in Norwegian.)
The course has limited number of places. Confirmed registration will be sent to the participants.
More information here. (Link in Norwegian.)
The HR-department would like to remind you all of the short programme for new leaders. The programme is relevant for leaders employed within the last 12 months and with Human resources responsibility.
More info here. (Link only in Norwegian.)
The new law on state employees came into force on 1 July and replaces the Old Civil Service Act (tjenestemannsloven). One of the changes is that we no longer can announce vacancies internally without a separate legal basis.
The positions posted in the internal market during this summer must therefore be converted to external announcements, and in future, all positions have to be announced externally.
The hospital is performing maintenance on the ventilation system, hence the ventilation will be turned off at 17:00 on Thursday 24 August, in both the A-block (north) and B-block of the Laboratory Building. The work is expected to be completed at 20:00.
Any laboratory work dependent on ventilation cannot be performed during this period.
Questions can be directed to engineer Diana Espelid at HUS.
Best regards Julie
Since we are now entering a period of absence from work and potentially warm weather, the backup freezer must be cleaned and emptied before going on holiday.
There are currently several (forgotten) samples in the freezer that are not on the list of content. We request that everyone take responsibility for a check of samples that have been left behind, and remind you that the use of the freezer must be agreed with Julie Stavnes.
The arrangements in the internal labor market have been effective since 1 September 2016. According to the agreement with the labor unions, the scheme will now be evaluated to assess which measures will be continued. The survey contains questions related to internal information, simplified affiliation processes, and utilization of hospitalization schemes.
The survey can be found here. (Link in Norwegian.)
It takes about 10 minutes.
Deadline: 31 May.
Hazard pictograms in CLP
From 1 June 2017, all chemicals purchased must be labeled according to CLP (Classification, Labeling and Packaging). Older chemicals at UoB should also be labeled according to these regulations. This implies that new labels must be put on older packaging.
Read more about this here. (Link in Norwegian.)
The HSE section has prepared a small e-learning course for laboratory staff. The course will be an alternative to the course “Laboratory Course for New Employees”, which we arrange annually, and is part of an e-learning project for employees.
The e-learning course is available to anyone who wishes to take the course, whether newly employed, employed for a long time or a student.
The course is now open for registration. There is no deadline for when the course must be completed.
Information and registration (link in Norwegian)
A basic course in first aid is organized on Thursday 4 May.
Time: 08:30–11:30 a.m. or 12:30–15:30 p.m.
Location: Museplassen 1, meeting room A + B on the lower floor, entrance from Prof. Keysers gate
Target audience: all employees at UiB
If the course is fully booked, you can put your name on a waiting list for later courses during the spring of 2017.
The Occupational Health Service offers health services to employees at UoB as well as to certain student groups. They offer many services, from health checks and vaccinations, to dialogue and consultation when needed. More information and contact details can be found here:
ARK (Working Environment and Working Climate Surveys) will be introduced at MOF in 2017. Preparations are planned before the summer, and implementation of the survey is scheduled in autumn 2017. More information about ARK is available here.
On 19 April starts this year’s Bike to Work-campaign. The aim is to get in better shape, but Bike to work is also a social initiative for employees. This year, the University of Bergen awards great prizes to both teams and individual participating employees. Details about these prizes are provided later. In addition, there are opportunities to win prizes in the national competition.
For more information: see here. (Link in Norwegian.)
In the Department council meeting Wednesday 22 February 2017 was K2’s HSE action plan adopted.
You can find the HSE action plan under the Safety tab in K2news, or you can click here.
The K2 administration will be out of office Thursday March 9th 2017.
The expedition will also be unattended this day.
NAV is working to digitize the sick leave certificate, making it easier for everyone involved in a absence interact. The goal is to have a digital solution avaloable for all during 2017. Parts of the digital solution is already being used by many People on sick leave, but can not yet fully be used by employees at UiB.
Read more here (only in Norwegian)
Want to read through all the HSE corner cases that have been in K2nytt? You can easily find them with the help of the categories located inside K2nytt.
These can be found on the first page under categories, Select The HSE corner
UiB is obliged to keep a register of employees and students who are or may be exposed to substances that may cause serious illnesses over time.
Read more here.
The Technician forum need new powers! Are you interested in being a part of the committee to the Technician forum?
If you think this could be something for you, contact Ingvild Jonsvoll either by mail (Ingvild.Jonsvoll@uib.no) or phone 55973050.
New safety representatives are selected
The university has completed the election of safety representatives, senior safety and the university’s delegate for function period 2017-2018.
More information here. (only in Norwegian)
UiB’s HSE report for 2015 is available online.
Read it here.