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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Wholesale & retail trade

France

French

Small shops (non-food products)

This tool is intended for small businesses from the non-food retail sector. It was developed jointly by prevention organizations (INRS, occupational health services) and actors from the non-food trade (professional organizations).

Food production & sale, Wholesale & retail trade

France

Fish shops

Food production & sale, Wholesale & retail trade

France

French

Bakeries

Food production & sale, Wholesale & retail trade

France

French

Butchers

Food production & sale

Slovenia

Slovenian

Butchers

The tool OiRA is meant for butchers and meat processing plants. With OiRA we identify the risks that come with the work place and working environment.  OiRA tool for butchers look at cutting, grinding, saws, knives, cold rooms, etc. Included are also psychological risks that come with butchering livestock and harder physical work. The butcher is often exposed to unsuitable micro climate strains like cold, heat, noise, vibrations, unsuitable lighting, etc. Butchers work is also physically hard, because of all the standing, carrying and pushing around heavy objects. The usual injuries are cuts, bruises, and burns from machinery. The employee can get hurt by livestock, or get an infection (biological risk). Work with food requires hygiene, cleaning and frequent disinfection. The purpose of online tool OiRA for butchers is to inform the employees about dangers and how to avoid them. OiRA tool encourages employees to collaborate with employers, report their thoughts, proposals/initiatives how to improve working place, and sharing advices with others. 

Wholesale & retail trade

Slovenia

Slovenian

Shops

Due to a long-term standing work or incorrect sitting position, shop workers are often exposed to orthopedic injuries after only a few years of their professional practice. In the long term their health might be affected by repetitive movements influenced by stacking items on the shelves and lifting heavy weights. Improper working techniques and a poor ergonomically designed working environment are among the factors that aggravate the already burdened occupations. The ongoing work with customers and psychosocial risks (excessive workload, shift work, poor communication, sexual harassment, violence, third parties adn so on) can often lead to employees' burnout or depression. The OiRA tool for shop workers deals with general and specific risks at work. This risk assessment contains proposed solutionsto reduce or eliminate the risks. All requirements, listed in the OiRA tool, are linked to legislation.

Food production & sale

Slovenia

Slovenian

Bakeries

Bakers work in manufacturing facilities that produce bread, pastries, and other baked products. Bakers' work is demanding and relatively difficult. It is very often exposed to various dangers and risks of rotating tools and moving parts, burns from cooking and heating liquids. Bakers work with their hands or fingers and are occasionally exposed to extreme heat or cold while working outside or in cold storages. Work is continuously performed in artificial light at high temperatures and humid fluctuations with the presence of fine particles (flour, sugar powder) and excessive noise. The OiRA tool for bakers deals with general and specific risks at work. This risk assessment contains proposed solutions to reduce or eliminate the risks. All requirements, listed in the OiRA tool, are linked to legislation.