Åsa Ek

Åsa Ek

Senior lecturer, Associate professor

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The research area is human and organizational factors in relation to risk and safety management. The general research focus is on identifying and managing risk and safety problems both in work environments and in complex safety-critical systems. The interaction man, technology, organization (MTO, Human Factors, Ergonomics) is central, as well as that the research should contribute to measures for increased safety and sustainability.

The research is often multidisciplinary and is carried out in close collaboration with various industrial sectors, healthcare, and authorities. The research can touch on areas such as proactive health and safety management, creating safe working conditions and design of workplaces, but also touch on areas such as safety culture in organizations, learning for safety, and proactive emergency preparedness.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action

UKÄ subject classification

  • Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics

Free keywords

  • human factors
  • risk management
  • safety management
  • safety culture
  • work environment


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