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23/01/2017
The National Research and Safety Institute (INRS) has developed a methodology based on partnership building and a sectoral approach to mobilise micro and small companies (MSEs).

Following an evaluation of the state of play in the field of prevention for MSEs, the methods focus on four targeted sectors, including road transport, restoration, car repair and masonry.  As the particularities and delicate nature of the MSE...See more

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16/01/2017
The owner of a restaurant in the French department of Seine-Maritime has successfully assessed the occupational risks at her small business by using the ‘OiRA Restauration’ tool developed by the National Research and Safety Institute (INRS).

As a result of the risk evaluation, concrete measures have been implemented to protect employees against occupational risks, including the safe knife storage to avoid kitchen cuts. The regular revision of hoods has also been developed as action...See more

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10/01/2017
The Generalitat de Catalunya has developed an OiRA tool for the hairdressing sector to help employers identify and assess the risks in order to carry out preventive actions to reduce them.

‘OiRA peluquerías’ has been developed taking as an example the OiRA Hairdressers tool, which was created under the supervision of the social dialogue partners Coiffure EU and UNI Europa Hair and Beauty. The content is based on European...See more

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28/09/2016
The evolution of digital technologies has led to a significant growth of online interactive tools (e-tools) related to Occupational Safety and Health (OSH).

The evolution of digital technologies has led to a significant growth of online interactive tools (e-tools) related to Occupational Safety...See more

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30/07/2016
The State Labour Inspectorate of the Republic of Latvia has developed an OiRA tool for the agriculture sector to help employers identify and assess the risks in order to carry out preventive actions to reduce them.

The agriculture sector is often associated with a wide range of hazards, including animal contact, chemicals exposure, seasonal work and heavy equipment. The OiRA tool also provides tips for preventing accidents related to these risks and...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.

The sports sector accounts for a very high rate of work-related accidents. Comprehensive risk evaluation is the first step forward to proper risk management and employees’ protection.

The three tools respond to the great variety of...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.

The tools are made for assessing health and safety risks in venues and production companies, especially in small ones. Specific risk assessment strategies are vital to prevent accidents and ill-health in the sector. 

Workplaces in the live...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.

One tool is geared towards venues in the performing arts and the other is intended to facilitate risk assessment for productions. Both tools have modules and elements in common and include a specific section addressing the vital coordination and...See more

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29/04/2015
The Occupational Health and Safety Authority (OHSA) has launched an Online interactive Risk Assessment (OiRA) tool in collaboration with EU-OSHA to help small companies evaluate the occupational risks of their workplace.

The Maltese Minister for Social Dialogue, Consumer Affairs and Civil Liberties, Helena Dalli, has participated at the launch event of the tool, which focuses on potential accidents in offices. Ms Dalli has...See more

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