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Rue Washington 40
1050
Bruxelles, Belgium
EU level
General phone:
2512 7703
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The European Agency for Safety and Health at Work is a network organisation, with a "focal point" in each Member States as well as in European Free Trade Association (EFTA) States and candidate and potential candidate countries. You can contact with the National Focal Point here
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c/o WOS Postbus 185
6800
AD ARNHEM, Netherlands
EU level
General phone:
+31 2648 2445 0
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The European Agency for Safety and Health at Work is a network organisation, with a "focal point" in each Member States as well as in European Free Trade Association (EFTA) States and candidate and potential candidate countries. You can contact with the National Focal Point here
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Rue des Deux Eglises 26
1000
Brussels, Belgium
EU level
General phone:
+32 4880 88290
The European Agency for Safety and Health at Work is a network organisation, with a "focal point" in each Member States as well as in European Free Trade Association (EFTA) States and candidate and potential candidate countries. You can contact with the National Focal Point here
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Papakyriazi 22
41222
Larissa, Greece
EU level
General phone:
+30 2410 5650 55
The European Agency for Safety and Health at Work is a network organisation, with a "focal point" in each Member States as well as in European Free Trade Association (EFTA) States and candidate and potential candidate countries. You can contact with the National Focal Point here
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40 Rue Joseph II
1000
Brussels, Belgium
EU level
General phone:
+32 2234 5653
The European Agency for Safety and Health at Work is a network organisation, with a "focal point" in each Member States as well as in European Free Trade Association (EFTA) States and candidate and potential candidate countries. You can contact with the National Focal Point here
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Rue Dautzenberg 36-38
B-1050
Brussels, Belgium
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General phone:
+32 504 7845
The European Agency for Safety and Health at Work is a network organisation, with a "focal point" in each Member States as well as in European Free Trade Association (EFTA) States and candidate and potential candidate countries. You can contact with the National Focal Point here
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Rue de l’Association 27
B-1000
Brussels, Belgium
EU level
General phone:
+32 2225 8330
The European Agency for Safety and Health at Work is a network organisation, with a "focal point" in each Member States as well as in European Free Trade Association (EFTA) States and candidate and potential candidate countries. You can contact with the National Focal Point here
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130A, Avenue Louise
B-1050
Brussels, Belgium
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General phone:
+3222187730
The European Agency for Safety and Health at Work is a network organisation, with a "focal point" in each Member States as well as in European Free Trade Association (EFTA) States and candidate and potential candidate countries. You can contact with the National Focal Point here
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Sainctelette Square 19/6,
10000
Brussels, Belgium
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General phone:
+32 2203 6296
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The European Agency for Safety and Health at Work is a network organisation, with a "focal point" in each Member States as well as in European Free Trade Association (EFTA) States and candidate and potential candidate countries. You can contact with the National Focal Point here
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Rue de l'Hôpital
1000
Brussels, Belgium
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The European Agency for Safety and Health at Work is a network organisation, with a "focal point" in each Member States as well as in European Free Trade Association (EFTA) States and candidate and potential candidate countries. You can contact with the National Focal Point here
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25, Koningin Fabiolalaan
1780
Wemmel, Belgium
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General phone:
+32 2462 0773
The European Agency for Safety and Health at Work is a network organisation, with a "focal point" in each Member States as well as in European Free Trade Association (EFTA) States and candidate and potential candidate countries. You can contact with the National Focal Point here
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Vijfwindgatenstraat 21, Internal Postal Box F
9000
Gent, Belgium
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General phone:
+32 9 223 71 24
The European Agency for Safety and Health at Work is a network organisation, with a "focal point" in each Member States as well as in European Free Trade Association (EFTA) States and candidate and potential candidate countries. You can contact with the National Focal Point here
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21 bis rue Victor Massé
75009
Paris, France
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General phone:
+33 (0)1 45 26 31 23
The European Agency for Safety and Health at Work is a network organisation, with a "focal point" in each Member States as well as in European Free Trade Association (EFTA) States and candidate and potential candidate countries. You can contact with the National Focal Point here
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40 Rue Joseph II
1000
Brussels, Belgium
EU level
General phone:
+32 2234 5653
The European Agency for Safety and Health at Work is a network organisation, with a "focal point" in each Member States as well as in European Free Trade Association (EFTA) States and candidate and potential candidate countries. You can contact with the National Focal Point here
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Boulevard du Roi Albert II 5, 9
1210
Brussels, Belgium
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General phone:
22240683
The European Agency for Safety and Health at Work is a network organisation, with a "focal point" in each Member States as well as in European Free Trade Association (EFTA) States and candidate and potential candidate countries. You can contact with the National Focal Point here
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Avenue des Arts 43
1040
Brussels, Belgium
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General phone:
+32 (0)2 231 56 33
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The European Agency for Safety and Health at Work is a network organisation, with a "focal point" in each Member States as well as in European Free Trade Association (EFTA) States and candidate and potential candidate countries. You can contact with the National Focal Point here
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Boulevard du roi Albert II 5/10
1210
Brussels, Belgium
EU level
General phone:
+32 2226 0050
The European Agency for Safety and Health at Work is a network organisation, with a "focal point" in each Member States as well as in European Free Trade Association (EFTA) States and candidate and potential candidate countries. You can contact with the National Focal Point here
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05/10/2019
Educational establishments
EU level
English

Early childhood education and care

The social partners at European level ETUCE and EFEE , in close cooperation with EU-OSHA, have developed this tools to help institutions offering early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) to assess occupational safety and health (OSH) risks and take preventive and effective action, not only for teachers but for all staff concerned! The elaboration of these tools was introduced in 2016 in a Joint Declaration from both partners: Preventing and Combating Psychosocial Hazards in the Education Sector . Risks in the education sector are multifaceted and the tools include a great number of prevention measures - for psychosocial risks, risks of slips, trips and falls, risks stemming from a lack of building maintenance, and many more.
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05/10/2019
Educational establishments
EU level
English

Secondary education

The social partners at European level ETUCE and EFEE , in close cooperation with EU-OSHA, have developed this tool to help Secondary Education institutions to assess occupational safety and health (OSH) risks and take preventive and effective action, not only for teachers but for all staff concerned! The elaboration of these tools was introduced in 2016 in a Joint Declaration from both partners: Preventing and Combating Psychosocial Hazards in the Education Sector . Risks in the education sector are multifaceted and the tools include a great number of prevention measures - for psychosocial risks, risks of slips, trips and falls, risks stemming from a lack of building maintenance, and many more.
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17/09/2019
EU level
Infographics, videos and other audiovisual material

English

OiRA hairdressers video

Hairdressers face a variety of risks such as musculoskeletal issues linked to working postures and skin problems due to wet work and dealing with cosmetics. Together with coiffure and UniEuropa , the social partners in Europe's hairdressing sector, EU-OSHA has produced a video showing how to reduce occupational safety and health risks with the help of OiRA. The video complements the infographic on risk assessment with OiRA . The video is available with subtitles in the languages of the countries where an OiRA hairdressers tool already exists.
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News
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05/08/2019
OiRA puts under the microscope the hazards associated with the cleaning sector by making available risk assessment tools for micro and small enterprisesSee more
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07/05/2019
OiRA for educational establishments, see what is availableSee more
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OiRA Tools
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05/10/2019
Educational establishments
EU level
English

Early childhood education and care

The social partners at European level ETUCE and EFEE , in close cooperation with EU-OSHA, have developed this tools to help institutions offering early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) to assess occupational safety and health (OSH) risks and take preventive and effective action, not only for teachers but for all staff concerned! The elaboration of these tools was introduced in 2016 in a Joint Declaration from both partners: Preventing and Combating Psychosocial Hazards in the Education Sector . Risks in the education sector are multifaceted and the tools include a great number of prevention measures - for psychosocial risks, risks of slips, trips and falls, risks stemming from a lack of building maintenance, and many more.
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05/10/2019
Educational establishments
EU level
English

Secondary education

The social partners at European level ETUCE and EFEE , in close cooperation with EU-OSHA, have developed this tool to help Secondary Education institutions to assess occupational safety and health (OSH) risks and take preventive and effective action, not only for teachers but for all staff concerned! The elaboration of these tools was introduced in 2016 in a Joint Declaration from both partners: Preventing and Combating Psychosocial Hazards in the Education Sector . Risks in the education sector are multifaceted and the tools include a great number of prevention measures - for psychosocial risks, risks of slips, trips and falls, risks stemming from a lack of building maintenance, and many more.
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24/09/2019
Hotels and restaurants
EU level
English

Hotels and restaurants

The HORECA sector (hotel, restaurant, café) encompasses a wide variety of workplaces and workers from this sector are exposed to a series of occupational hazards. The most important risks relate among others to slips and trips, burns, hazardous substances and stress.Occupational safety and health (OSH) management is essential not only to create healthy workplaces but also to reduce costs and other negative consequences of work related accidents and sick leaves. Risk assessment is the cornerstone of OSH management and helps employers to identify the risks and take appropriate measures. Therefore, the Social Partners of the European HORECA sector, EFFAT (European Federation of Food, Agriculture and Tourism Trade Unions) and Hotrec (Association of Hotels, Restaurants, Pubs and Cafes) have developed together an OiRA tool to support small and medium sized companies in the proper management of occupational health and safety risks. The tool has been developed at EU level and serves as a basis when developing an OiRA HORECA tool at national level. Useful information on how the EU directives have been transposed into all national legislations can be found on the website of EU-OSHA .
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04/10/2018
Leather and tanning
EU level
English

Leather and tanning

The processes and activities in the leather and tanning industry can expose workers to occupational hazards. The most important risks are related to the use of machinery and other equipment, chemicals, and the work environment. Occupational safety and health (OSH) management is essential not only to create healthy workplaces but also to reduce costs and other negative consequences of work related accidents and sick leaves. Therefore the Social Partners of the European Leather Industry, industriAll-Europe and COTANCE have developed an OiRA tool to support small and medium sized companies in the proper management of occupational health and safety risks. The tool helps companies to carry out a risk assessment and take adequate measures to eliminate and minimise health and safety risks. Furthermore, the self-assessment reports based on this OiRA tool can be used as an instrument in the supply chain for communicating on OSH. Implementation of the tool does not however ensure legal compliance with the respective national health and safety regulations. The tool has been developed at EU level and may serve as a basis when developing an OiRA leather and tanning tool at national level.
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23/03/2018
Cleaning
EU level
English

Cleaning

This tool deals with general office cleaning. Office cleaning is performed in different work environments in various kinds of buildings. Therefore the types of risks to which cleaning workers are exposed are also specific to the premises they work in. Should the risk assessment be carried out in offices located in specific premises like laboratories, hospitals, etc. additional risks would need to be considered (for instance exposure to biological risks, radiations, etc.). This tool has been developed at EU level and may serve as a basis when developing an OiRA cleaning tool at national level. This implies that specific changes are needed for national adaptions (e.g. national legislation). The solutions the tool offers are meant to be understood as suggestions.
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30/01/2018
Private security
EU level
English

Private security

Private security guards are involved in preventing all types of risks and in serving the security of people, premises, processes, and goods. At the same time they are exposed to many risks, such as slips, trips and falls and violence of all types to only name the most frequent ones. The tool covers five different areas: commercial manned guarding, mobile patroling, event security, airport security and maritime security. The tool is highly adaptable and gives the choice to companies to repeat each of these areas for every single location/event where private security has been contracted. The tool has been developed by the EU social partners and needs to be adapted at country level to ensure that it includes the respective legislative information on national level.
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18/12/2017
Hairdressing
EU level
English

Hairdressing

'OiRA Hairdressers' has been developed under the supervision of the EU social dialogue partners: Coiffure EU, employers, UNI Europa Hair & Beauty and trade unions. The content of the tool is based on European legislation and particularly on the provisions of the European framework agreement on the protection of occupational health and safety in the hairdressing sector. This tool has been developed at EU level and may serve as a basis when developing an OiRA hairdressers tool at national level. This implies that specific changes will be needed for national adaptions. The solutions the tool offers are meant to be understood as suggestions.
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09/11/2016
Water transport
EU level
English

Maritime transport

Seafaring still belongs to one of the most dangerous occupations worldwide. Risk assessment as a cornerstone in risk management has been widely introduced by internationally operating shipping companies. In contrast, small and micro sized shipping enterprises operating in coastal areas often have no systematic approach to occupational health and safety management. In order to tackle this challenge the “SHIPSAN-ACT – Joint Action” has developed this OiRA tool on maritime transport. The Risk Assessment Tool was structured into ten modules. Based on two general modules dealing with the general approach to safety and health on board (“Occupational Safety and Health Management” and “General Hazards on Board”), six modules cover relevant areas of the ship (“Working on the Bridge”, “Working on the Deck and Cargo Decks”, “Working in the Engine Room”, “Working in the Galley”, “Living Accommodation” and “Working in the ships offices”). Two extra modules were created to treat specific topics (“Dealing with Emergencies” and “Vulnerable Working Groups”). The OiRA tool for Maritime Transport can be used by anyone wishing to assess health and safety-related risks that might exist in their workplace on a ship.
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08/11/2016
Live performance - venues
EU level
Spanish

Live performance - venues

The Live Performance sector encompasses artistic productions and workplaces with a great diversity of elements to be considered in relation to occupational health and safety. The tool cover among other things the technical elements in relation to set, rigging and stage; the special elements, stunts and artistic performance activities on the stage; the chemical and hazardous substances used in special effects; frequent high noise levels; and the presence of an audience. Considering these risks, it's clear that a sector-specific risk assessment is vitally necessary to prevent accident and injury. There are two different OiRA tools, one focusing on productions and the other on venues. The Live Performance Venue Tool is focused on venues such as opera houses, theaters, etc. that are hosting different productions.
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08/11/2016
Live performance - productions
EU level
Spanish

Live performance - productions

The Live Performance sector encompasses artistic productions and workplaces with a great diversity of elements to be considered in relation to occupational health and safety. The tool cover among other things the technical elements in relation to set, rigging and stage; the special elements, stunts and artistic performance activities on the stage; the chemical and hazardous substances used in special effects; frequent high noise levels; and the presence of an audience. Considering these risks, it's clear that a sector-specific risk assessment is vitally necessary to prevent accident and injury. There are two different OiRA tools, one focusing on productions and the other on venues. The Live Performance Productions Tool also includes the cooperation between the production and the different venues hosting productions when going on tour.
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14/10/2016
Hairdressing
Belgium
Dutch

Hairdressing

The first OiRA tool developed in Belgium was designed specifically for the hairdressing sector. It is the result of intense work and rewarding cooperation between workers’ and employers’ organisations in the hairdressing sector and the SPF ETCS. Prevent has also contributed its technological support.
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06/09/2016
Live performance - venues
EU level
English

Live performance - venues

The Live Performance sector encompasses artistic productions and workplaces with a great diversity of elements to be considered in relation to occupational health and safety. The tools cover among other things the technical elements in relation to set, rigging and stage; the special elements, stunts and artistic performance activities on the stage; the chemical and hazardous substances used in special effects; frequent high noise levels; and the presence of an audience. Considering these risks, it's clear that a sector-specific risk assessment is vitally necessary to prevent accident and injury. There are two different OiRA tools, one focusing on productions and the other on venues. The Live Performance Venue Tool is focused on venues such as opera houses, theaters, etc. that are hosting different productions.
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01/07/2016
Live performance - productions
EU level
English

Live performance - productions

The live performance sector encompasses artistic productions and workplaces with a great diversity of elements to be considered in relation to occupational health and safety. The tools cover among other things the technical elements in relation to set, rigging and stage; the special elements, stunts and artistic performance activities on the stage; the chemical and hazardous substances used in special effects; frequent high noise levels; and the presence of an audience. Considering these risks, it's clear that a sector-specific risk assessment is vitally necessary to prevent accident and injury. There are two different OiRA tools, one focusing on productions and the other on venues. The Live Performance Productions Tool also includes also the cooperation between the production and the different venues hosting productions when going on tour.
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01/11/2015
Sports - not-for-profit
EU level
English

Sport sector - not-for-profit

Not-for-profit sports improve the quality of people's lives through exercise, fun and personal development. Not-for-profit sports is a part of the broader sport sector. The OiRA tool on not-for-profit sports sector covers activities being conducted by the following staff: Sport coaches & sport instructors and trainers, individually orientated and group wise orientated; sport managers; location managers and operational support (e.g. maintenance workers, caretakers, cleaners, grounds men, gardeners, food & beverage staff, receptionists, cashiers, ticket sellers, office workers, drivers, security guards). All the above workers can also be volunteers. Any sports club or person that represents a sports club is considered to be an 'employer'. In the not-for-profit sports sector the employers are often volunteers as well. Working at a not-for-profit sports organisation concerns the indoor facilities an outdoor activities (grounds), and sometimes travelling. Work is often performed outside normal working hours, frequently in the evening or at night and at weekends. The workers may be employed on part-time or temporary contracts, as a volunteer or may work as self-employed. Many instructors in the outdoor sport are freelancer either working for centers on contract or as self-employed.
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01/11/2015
Sports - professional
EU level
English

Sport sector - professional sports

The professional sports sector comprises many sub-sectors, such as handball, basketball, cycling, football (to only name a few). This tool includes general statements on either indoor or outdoor field sports, it further includes a section on water sports and on ice and snow sports. Beside covering a broad range of sports, the sector and accordingly the tool include a wide range of employmees, not only including athletes but also coaches, referees, office workers, receptionists, ticket sellers, security guards, caretakers, maintainance workers, gardeners, kitchen staff, bartenders, club managers, operations managers, supporting staff, and many more. All of these can be volunteers as well.
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01/11/2015
Sports - active leisure
EU level
English

Sport sector - active leisure

The active leisure sector comprises two sub-sectors - fitness and outdoors, and they are part of the broader sport sector. The fitness sector uses qualified instructors and trainers to deliver diverse, structured exercise programmes that help people of all ages and abilities to improve their health, muscle and cardiovascular endurance, coordination, balance, agility and flexibility. Fitness programmes also build a feeling of individual wellbeing that establishes and helps to maintain a healthy balance of mind, body and spirit. The outdoor sector uses outdoor related activities (mountain biking, canoe, rafting, horse riding, … etc.) as the basis of delivery of a recreational or personal development service. Outdoor providers do not generally offer competitions, which are therefore not included in the tool. The outdoor sector uses qualified instructors to deliver outdoor activities in a context of fun, recreation, tourism, outdoor learning or engagement with the natural environment. The tool does not cover high risk activities such as climbing, diving, surfing etc. since these were considered to be very specific and as such, need to go along with very specific health and safety measure, that couldn't be covered within the current approach. Aspects such as work performed outside normal working hours, part-time or temporary contracts, or volunteer work as well as free lancer work are included in the tool.
Promotional resources
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17/09/2019
EU level
Infographics, videos and other audiovisual material

English

OiRA hairdressers video

Hairdressers face a variety of risks such as musculoskeletal issues linked to working postures and skin problems due to wet work and dealing with cosmetics. Together with coiffure and UniEuropa , the social partners in Europe's hairdressing sector, EU-OSHA has produced a video showing how to reduce occupational safety and health risks with the help of OiRA. The video complements the infographic on risk assessment with OiRA . The video is available with subtitles in the languages of the countries where an OiRA hairdressers tool already exists.
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18/08/2017
EU level
Infographics, videos and other audiovisual material

English

OiRA tools for the live performance sector

This video has been produced by the EU social partners 'The European Arts and Entertainment Alliance' and the 'Performing Arts Employers Association League Europe' to promote their two OiRA tools developed for the live performance sector. The original language is English with subtitles in Spanish and Greek available. Partner organisations at the national level in Spain have also added subtitles to the video in Euskara, Catalá, Galego and Valenciano, which are co-official languages of the country.
News
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05/08/2019
OiRA puts under the microscope the hazards associated with the cleaning sector by making available risk assessment tools for micro and small enterprisesSee more
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07/05/2019
OiRA for educational establishments, see what is availableSee more
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04/02/2019
The Belgian OiRA hairdressers tools were presented at the Hair Games in Brussels end of JanuarySee more
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13/09/2017
Subtitles in Euskara, Catalá, Galego and Valenciano have been added to the ‘OiRA tools for the live performance sector’ video by Spanish partner organisations, who are also organising seminars and events across the country, to promote the use of...See more
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04/09/2017
EU-OSHA has signed the OiRA memorandum of understanding for the development, use and maintenance of an OiRA tool with the Hotels, Restaurants & Cafés in Europe (HOTREC) and the European Federation of Food, Agriculture and Tourism Trade Unions (...See more
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16/02/2017
The European Association of Sport Employers (EASE) and UNI Europa have recommended the use of OiRA tools to improve health and safety standards and to address common barriers to employability in the sports and active leisure sectors on a joint...See more
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28/07/2016
UNI Europa Hair and Beauty and its Social Partner Coiffure EU have validated the Online interactive Risk Assessment (OiRA) tool for the hairdressing sector.See more
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23/05/2016
UNI Europa and the European Association of Sport Employers (EASE) have developed three new tools for comprehensive risk evaluation with the support of EU-OSHA.See more
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30/03/2016
The EU social partners from the live performance sector, the European Arts and Entertainment Alliance (EAEA, composed of FIM, FIA and UNI MEI) and Pearle* have released a video on their Online interactive Risk Assessment (OiRA) tools.See more
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25/09/2015
The European social partners of the live performance sector Pearle* and EAEA have launched two online interactive tools to support risk assessment.See more
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01/07/2014
The OiRA memorandum of understanding between EU-OSHA and SHIPSAN ACT has been signed.See more
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10/06/2014
The social partners the European Federation of Cleaning Industries (EFCI) and UNI Europa have successfully validated the OiRA tool for the cleaning sector to establish a better OSH culture among small and medium enterprises and to assist them in...See more