Organisational and social work environment(OSA)
Organisational and social work environment (OSA) encompasses how we organise work and how the social interactions function in the workplace. In order for people to feel comfortable and be productive at work, we must have a well-functioning organisational and social work environment.
In 2016, new regulations regarding organisational and social work environment were implemented (AFS 2015:4). The regulations clarify how employers should work systematically with the organisational and social work environment.
Main points in the regulations on organisational and social work(AFS 2015:4)
- Working hours
Web-based training on organisational and social work environment
Below you will find Uppsala University's web-based education on organisational and social work environment. In it, you as a manager, safety representative or HR can learn more about the content of the regulations and how work environment and health are connected. Related issues of discrimination, harassment and sexual harassment are also addressed. The training also gives an insight into how you can practically work with the organizational and social work environment at your department/equivalent. The training consists of nine chapters and each chapter takes about five minutes to go through.
In order to start a systematic work on organizational and social work environment, the training can be used as a common basis for, for example, a work environment group. Once all the participants in the group have gone through the training, you can preferably start from each main point, workload, working hours and victimisation, and ask yourself the following questions:
Are there risks in this area at our department/equivalent?
Do we need to develop our methods for investigating the risks in this area?
Do we adequately assess risks in the organisational and social work environment today?
Are we implementing measures to reduce the likelihood of risks leading to ill health among our employees and are we developing an action plan for the measures that cannot be implemented directly?