Occupational risk assessment tool - OiRA demonstration and Q&A

A thorough risk assessment is vital to ensure that workers do not suffer from work-related health issues. This is especially true in small enterprises, which often face challenges in finding the time and resources to perform a comprehensive risk assessment. As a result, over 20% of micro enterprises and over 10% of small enterprises said that they do not carry out risk assessments – representing a significant occupational safety and health problem.

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A thorough risk assessment is vital to ensure that workers do not suffer from work-related health issues. This is especially true in small enterprises, which often face challenges in finding the time and resources to perform a comprehensive risk assessment. As a result, over 20% of micro-enterprises and over 10% of small enterprises said that they do not carry out risk assessments – representing a significant occupational safety and health problem.

To help solve this issue, the Lithuanian State Labour Inspectorate is organising a hybrid event, taking place in Vilnius and online on 27 April between 10 am 12.15pm. The event introduces attendees to the web-based Online Interactive Risk Assessment (OiRA) tool, which is designed to help micro and small enterprises in Europe conduct risk assessments. Tailored to the specificities of different sectors, the tool produces action plans and a report documenting the outcomes of the risk assessment, making it easy for businesses to see where they need to make changes. After a practical demonstration, speakers answer questions and encourage discussion to ensure that representatives fully understand the tool and how it can be easily used within their own companies.

This event is ideal for representatives from small and medium enterprises, work safety specialists and other occupational safety and health (OSH) professionals who want to learn how to safeguard their employees’ health and wellbeing.

Speakers:

  • Nerita Šot, EU-OSHA’s Lithuanian focal point coordinator and Chief Specialist of the State Labour Inspectorate
  • Vesta Mace, a representative from the Technical Safety Department of the State Labour Inspectorate

CONTACT PERSON:

Name: Nerita SOT

Email: nerita.sot@vdi.lt