OiRA offices tool included in Italian national legislation
Within the framework of EU-OSHA’s Online interactive Risk Assessment (OiRA) activity, the OiRA offices tool has recently been integrated by the Italian Ministry of Labour and Social Policy into the national occupational safety and health legislation (articles 17 & 28 of Legislative Decree 09 April 2008, n.81). The aim is to support employers, especially from micro and small companies, in the implementation of risk assessment and creation of the documentation required by law.
The Italian OiRA offices tool has been developed by a national tripartite working group, which was set up by the Italian Ministry and chaired by INAIL. Prior to its implementation, the tool was approved by the Standing Consultative Commission for Health and Safety at Work on 03 May 2018.
The Italian initiative, making the use of OiRA for risk assessment at office work places compulsory, is a very important recognition for OiRA in general and provides a good example as to how the tool can support labour inspectorates in reaching companies.