OiRA Tools

The OiRA sectoral tools provided here are to enable micro and small enterprises to carry out risk assessments. The tools are free to download and can be easily accessed by clicking on the relevant link. Each link is accompanied by a short description of the tool and the name of the OiRA partner who developed it. Tools can be searched by country, language and sector.

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Gas, water & electricity

Bulgaria

Bulgarian

Water collection, treatment and supply

The tool covers the following modules: OSH policy; Sites and workplaces; Operation of machinery, facilities and work equipment; Work on the premises of the enterprise, as well as in streets and adjacent areas; Manual handling of loads; Fire safety; Factors of the working environment; Organizational aspects of the work; Psychosocial risks; Office work; Relationships with external firms and persons.

Wholesale & retail trade

Lithuania

Lithuanian

Wholesale and retail of non-food products

Wholesale and retail sales of non-food products is a complex economic activity because  a variety of lifting equipment for heavy loads is used in this sector and so on. This OiRA is developed specifically for those companies which carry out both  wholesale trade in warehouses and retail sales in sales markets. It is obvious that the retail trade is a less dangerous activity, because lifting equipment are less frequently used. However, the manual handling of loads is classified as hazardous work and may affect the health of workers and the various spinal diseases because of the lifting heavy loads.

Manufacturing, Woodworking & related activities

Czech Republic

Czech

Woodworking

Woodworking & related activities

Latvia

Latvian

Woodworking

 This tool is intended for wood-working companies. Typically, occupational health and safety in this sector is often associated with safe use of equipment. However, this sector is characterized by multiple other risk factors such as: noise, vibration, dust, hazardous chemicals, unfavourable temperatures, painful postures, heavy physical load etc. The tool includes tips on reduction of wood dust in the workplace, ergonomics, work equipment, personal protective equipment, etc. By following the measures proposed, the tool helps repventing workplace accidents resulting from unsafe equipment, reducing the load for the back and joints, eliminating hearing loss due to high noise levels, as well as to introducing the main principles of fire protection and much more. This tool is an easy way to improve working conditions for workers in wood working companies. Using this tool can contribute to keep your workers healthy, motivated and with good work ability. 

Woodworking & related activities

Belgium

Dutch

Woodworking

During the development of the Belgian tool OiRA Wood, the potential risks associated with the timber industry have been put under the microscope and have shown that companies and their workers need to be more attentive to the risks they incur. These risks are for example related to exposure to noise and dust (wood), and the use of hazardous products. OiRA Wood is the result of intensive collaboration between FPS Employment, Labour and Social Dialogue, the CSC, the CTIB (the Technical Centre for Wood Industry), the FBCIB (Belgian Federation of Timber Import Trade), Fedustria (Belgian Federation of the textile industry, wood and furniture), the FGTB, the NSF (National Federation of sawmills), the United Hout, Prevent (technical support), the UNEBO (National Union of Enterprises of Wood).

Woodworking & related activities

Belgium

French

Woodworking

During the development of the Belgian tool OiRA Wood, the potential risks associated with the timber industry have been put under the microscope and have shown that companies and their workers need to be more attentive to the risks they incur. These risks are for example related to exposure to noise and dust (wood), and the use of hazardous products. OiRA Wood is the result of intensive collaboration between FPS Employment, Labour and Social Dialogue, the CSC, the CTIB (the Technical Centre for Wood Industry), the FBCIB (Belgian Federation of Timber Import Trade), Fedustria (Belgian Federation of the textile industry, wood and furniture), the FGTB, the NSF (National Federation of sawmills), the United Hout, Prevent (technical support), the UNEBO (National Union of Enterprises of Wood).

Woodworking & related activities

Lithuania

Lithuanian

Woodworking

The woodworking sector is considered as a high-risk sector of economic activities, because many accidents occur in this sector. This OiRA tool covers practically all possible activities and equipment that could be used in woodworking operations. It is important to remember that along with the complex wood processing equipment  a variety of chemicals are used for wood  coating.  Employees may suffer from excessive noise, wood dust,  handling, and use of dangerous chemicals, also the risk of the explosions. Therefore, this OiRA tool includes  many effective preventive measures to eliminate or reduce risks.

Generic tools/risk specific

Lithuania

Lithuanian

Work in confined spaces

Construction & maintenance, Generic tools/risk specific

Lithuania

Lithuanian

Working on roofs