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Occupational Health and Safety Management 7.5 credits

First cycle, A0004A
Course syllabus valid: Autumn 2022 Sp 1 - Present
The version indicates the term and period for which this course syllabus is valid. The most recent version of the course syllabus is shown first.

Education level
First cycle
Grade scale
U G#
Industrial Working Environment
Subject group (SCB)
Work Science and Ergonomics
Main field of study

Entry requirements

In order to meet the general entry requirements for first cycle studies you must have successfully completed upper secondary education and documented skills in English language + Swedish upper secondary school courses Mathematics 2a or 2b or 2c, Social Studies 1b or 1a1+1a2.

More information about English language requirements


The selection is based on final school grades or Swedish Scholastic Aptitude Test.

Course Aim
The course aims at giving the student the opportunity to actively obtain basic knowledge about applied systematic Occupational Health and Safety Management (OHSM).

A student that has passed the course shall have learned:

  • basic legislation regarding systematic OHSM,
  • the most important components in systematic OHSM,
  • how to survey and analyze systematic OHSM systems,
  • how to design concrete and realistic proposals for improved systematic OHSM, especially regarding psycho social work environment and ergonomics,
  • how to write and report basic information and facts for decision making regarding OHSM systems.

The course deals with systematic occupational health and safety management, based on laws and regulations. Focus is on psycho social work environment. Consequences of poor working conditions, such as muscelo skeletal disorders, stress and abusive treatment, abuse, threats and violence and how these consequences can be prevented by means of systematic occupational health and safety management. The students shall, in groups of about 4 students, map and analyse a real business/company. Depending on the results from the analysis the students shall suggest and specify improvements in the business/company’s existing management system for the work environment.

Each course occasion´s language and form is stated and appear on the course page on Luleå University of Technology's website.
Lectures, lessons and practices, independent field studies at project companies. Group work and co-operation with companies, authorities and organisations. Review of performed examination task.

If there is a decision on special educational support, in accordance with the Guideline Student's rights and obligations at Luleå University of Technology, an adapted or alternative form of examination can be provided.
Lectures, lessons and practices, independent field studies at project companies. Group work and co-operation with companies, authorities and organisations. Review of performed examination task.For a passed mark the student needs to perform a passed project work, a passed presentation of the examination task and a passed project report. Presentations shall be made both for companies/organisations as well for the students that are attending the course and the course examiner. Attendance at seminars and presentations is compulsory.

Students must register for the courses themselves, or contact ETKS educational administration, not later than three days after the quarter commences. Failure to do so can result in the place being lost. This rule also applies to students with a guaranteed place.

Therese Öhrling

Transition terms
The course A0004A is equal to ARA110

Literature. Valid from Autumn 2020 Sp 1
Bättre arbetsmiljö, BAM - handbok, Prevent 2016 (this have been edited many times, an older version is allright too)
Nya sätt att organisera arbete – betydelsen för arbetsmiljö och hälsa (2018). Arbetsmiljöverket. En kunskapssammanställning 2018:2 (can be downloaded from
Jobba praktiskt med organisatorisk och social arbetsmiljö (2017). Stockholm: Prevent (can be ordered at – en riktigt bra introduktion till AFS 2015:4
Systematiskt arbetsmiljöarbete mot stress, Arbetsmiljöverket, 2002, you find this at as a PDF
Våld och genus i arbetslivet (2011). Arbetsmiljöverket. En kunskapsöversikt. Rapport 2011:3 (to be downloaded at
Våld i arbetslivet– en kriminologisk kunskapsöversikt (2010). Arbetsmiljöverket. Rapport 2010:4 (to be downloaded at

AFS (which can be downloaded on

Systematiskt arbetsmiljöarbete, AFS 2001:1 (with revisions)
Organisatorisk och social arbetsmiljö, AFS 2015:4
Belastningsergonomi, AFS 2012:2
Kränkande särbehandling, AFS 1993:17 (with revisions – this AFS are now cancelled and is a part of AFS 2015:4 but could be of interest)

Reference literature:
Eklöf, Mats (2017). Psykosocial arbetsmiljö. Begrepp, bedömning och utveckling. Lund: Studentlitteratur
Systematiskt arbetsmiljöarbete, del 1, Arbetsmiljöverket, Rapport 2013:11, you find this as a PDF on Canvas
Systematiskt arbetsmiljöarbete, del 2, Arbetsmiljöverket, Rapport 2013:12, you find this as a PDF on Canvas

Course offered by
Department of Social Sciences, Technology and Arts

CodeDescriptionGrade scaleCrStatusFrom periodTitle
0001Written and oral presentation project workU G#7.50MandatoryA07

Study guidance
Study guidance for the course is to be found in our learning platform Canvas before the course starts. Students applying for single subject courses get more information in the Welcome letter. You will find the learning platform via My LTU.

Syllabus established
by 02 Mar 2010

Last revised
by Director of Undergraduate Studies Daniel Örtqvist, Department of Social Sciences, Technology and Arts 04 Nov 2021