The benefits of using OiRA tools demonstrated in training seminar for MSEs

Effective risk assessment is key to developing a safe and healthy workplace; however, micro and small enterprises (MSEs) can face numerous challenges. The Athens Chamber of Commerce and Industry (EBEA), together with the Greek national focal point, will present a training seminar on 22 September for MSE representatives looking to undertake the role of Safety Technician within their organisation.

In the initial part of the seminar, attendees will be introduced to the significance of occupational safety and health (OSH), fundamental OSH principles and the national OSH legislation.

An overview of the OiRA (Online interactive Risk Assessment) project will then be provided. OiRA is a free, easy to use, on-line tool for small businesses to carry out risk assessments of their workplaces. There will then be a closer look at tools available at national level and how these can help to not only manage OSH risks, but also create a culture of prevention.

Napo films about using the OiRA tools and conducting risk assessments will be shown throughout the programme to support learning.