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05/04/2017
The next meeting of the Online interactive Risk Assessment (OiRA) Community will take place in Brussels on May 16-17, 2017. The event, which is jointly organised by EU-OSHA and the European Commission for the first time, will consist of two distinct...

The sessions of the first day will focus on the OiRA national partners and the challenges they face ahead. Key issues will be examined and discussed, including the allocation of assurance resources, the adaptation of tools to national contexts,...See more

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27/03/2017
EU-OSHA has signed the OiRA memorandum of understanding for the development, use and maintenance of an OiRA tool with the the European Federation of Education Employers (EFEE) and the European Trade Union Committee for Education (ETUCE).

This  general agrement  provides  the basis  for  the  cooperation  between  EU-OSHA and the European social partners for developing OiRA tool(s). The partners have committed themselves to start developing two OiRA tools for their sector in close...See more

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17/03/2017
COTANCE and industriAll-European Trade Union have launched the Due Diligence for Healthy Workplaces in the Tanning Industry project, which aims to update the OiRA tool for the tanning sector and to conduct an EU survey on current practices for the...

As part of the project, the two partners have also launched two calls for tenders to look for occupational health and safety professionals to conduct the European survey and to update the online OiRA database (health and safety at the workplace...See more

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14/03/2017
A parliamentary fact-finding mission report adopted by the Social Affairs Commission in France outlines the OiRA tools developed by the National Research and Safety Institute (INRS) to help micro and small enterprises (MSEs) evaluate their own risks.

It points out that these tools provide users with practical guidance on their risk assessment process, offering them preventive solutions adapted to each sector in order to build up action plans. The report also describes resources and measures...See more

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07/03/2017
The State Labour Inspectorate of the Republic of Lithuania has developed two new OiRA tools for the ‘mining and quarrying’ and ‘cleaning services’ sectors to help companies identify and assess workplace hazards and risks. The ‘mining and quarrying’...
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01/03/2017
The State Labour Inspectorate of the Republic of Lithuania has developed two new OiRA tools for the ‘mining and quarrying’ and ‘cleaning services’ sectors to help companies identify and assess workplace hazards and risks.

The ‘mining and quarrying’ tool is particularly addressed at those who perform their activity in mineral surfaces and extractive industries. It includes mandatory modules like risk factors and hazards associated to heavy equipment. The ‘premises...See more

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23/02/2017
Identifying potential workplace hazards using risk assessment is the cornerstone of risk prevention and contributes to safer and healthier working lives for all. However, a significant number of organisations still do not do a proper risk assessment...
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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...

The ‘Strengthening employability in the sport and active leisure sector’ joint opinion aims to shape the future of these diverse...See more

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26/01/2017
The publication ‘DARES Résultats’ from the French Ministry of Labour has recently released a study which analyses the role of social dialogue in shaping micro and small companies (MSEs) in France.

As MSEs are often below the legal threshold required for employee representation and collective bargaining, social dialogue becomes a key element to support good industrial relations. In this aspect, the study provides data and statistics on...See more

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