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Annual work environment survey

at the Faculty of Social Sciences

The work environment survey (OSA survey) is part of the systematic work environment process to create healthy, including, respectful and productive workplaces.

The result of the survey is summarized on a faculty level where patterns for different groups of employees can be displayed and followed up over time.

In addition to the result for the whole faculty, each department/unit gets their own result to work with in dialogue recurringly over the year.

The survey is part of the systematic work environment process 

The purpose of the OSA survey is to support the departments in creating healthy and sustainable workplaces. In order for the survey to be useful, as many people as possible need to respond to it. Once the survey is completed, the most important part of the work begins, namely discussing the implications and developing proposals for measures that can contribute to a good working environment in the future.

A joint survey for all departments and workplaces at the Faculty of Social Sciences

A faculty-wide survey allows us to follow the development over time for larger groups of employees, and provides comparative data at department level. The survey and the analysis of the results enable us to identify where measures are needed in the area of health and safety at work and to monitor their effects on a regular basis.

Read more about the organisational and social working environment – Staff Pages

The questionnaire consists of multiple-choice questions in two main areas:

  • organisational and social work environment 
  • violations, harassment, discrimination and safety 

These areas are mutually dependent on each other. Parts of the questionnaire can therefore also be used in the preventive work against discrimination. 

Read more about victimisation and harassment – Staff Pages

Taking care of the results

When the response period is over, the department's results report is sent from the Faculty Office to each head of department/equivalent, for an initial review together with the safety representative and HR partner. Feedback is then given to all employees, and the results are followed up and processed in accordance with the routine that applies at the department.


For information regarding the faculty's work environment activities:

Cecilia Hagström
HR Specialist
cecilia [dot] hagstrom [at] sam [dot] lu [dot] se
+46 46 222 42 15

For questions regarding your work environment, please contact the head of department och your health and safety representative. 

Health and safety representatives at the Faculty of Social Sciences

Time table


  • The survey is sent to all staff at the faculty.


  • Summary of the results
  • Initial analysis of group results and risk assessment. Conducted by the head of department/equivalent in collaboration with the health and safety representative and human resources officers.


  • Work place activities based on the group´s result with a forward-looking approach.
  • Action plan for measures including distribution of responsibility, forms and time for follow-up