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On the occasion of the Europe Day, the Working Conditions Authority (ACT) has launched a press release to promote OiRA as a professional risk assessment tool for SMEs, and to highlight the seven OiRA tools available in Portuguese language.

The seven OiRA tools developed in Portugal include an action plan adapted to the specific needs of each company and industry. The sectors covered by the tools are catering, car repair, hairdressing, leather and tanning, road transport, working in...See more

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Following the first phase of experimentation with the identification of the ‘working in offices’ sector, small companies across the country will be involved in the use of the tool with the support of a tutorial. As part of the second stage of the...

The Italian commitment to the OiRA project was formalised with the signing of the OiRA memorandum of understanding between the Italian Ministry of Labour and Social Policy and EU-OSHA on 30 August 2013. 

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The FPS Employment, Labour and Social Dialogue in collaboration with the CSC, the FGTB and the UGBN, has developed two new OiRA tools in French and in Dutch language to keep improving the working conditions of workers employed in the cleaning...

Workers in the professional cleaning sector perform their duties in different work environments, as well as in a wide range of buildings and surfaces. Therefore, the types of risks to which they are exposed not only relate to the specific job...See more

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The new flyer of the Online interactive Risk Assessment (OiRA) project is available in 25 EU languages.

This resource provides short summaries of key points about what is OiRA, why use it, who is OiRA for and how does it work. It also provides users with an overview of the OiRA tools and how to access them.

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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

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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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

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

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

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