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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Hairdressers & beauty salons

France

French

Beauty Salons

Hairdressers & beauty salons

France

French

Hairdressers

Hairdressers & beauty salons

France

French

Personal services – nail studios

Installation and removal of classic or semi-permanent nail polish, false nail application with gels or resins, nail art decoration are all activities that expose workers, mostly women, to products containing dangerous chemicals. Some of the substances contained in the resins, glues, solvents and varnishes used by nail technicians can lead to the occurrence of cutaneous and / or respiratory allergic reactions, which are responsible for 75% of the professional pathologies diagnosed in this sector. The most common ones are allergic contact dermatitis, which causes an inflammation of the skin that can lead toworkers having to stop working in the sector. In addition repetitive gestures, prolonged, constrained sitting work postures, vibrations of tools, etc. can also promote the occurrence of musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs). To help professionals in this sector to identify and assess different risks, a this new OiRA tool has been developed by INRS in collaboration with stakeholders from the sector.

Motor vehicles, repair & related activities

Slovenia

Slovenian

Vehicles: Car & heavy loads vehicles repair

Tool OiRA meant for car service includes service maintenance work, repair, and cleaning of vehicles. Work usually takes place in remote workshops or in services of car manufacturers and craftsmen. In addition to usual tools this particular OiRA tool also consider risk within the car body shop activities, work with clients, and field work – car-tow service. From counted working tasks come many risks for workers that are connected with: work in nature (microclimate, dust, noise, paint and fuel fumes), dealing with vehicles, work with elevators, work with dangerous substances, etc. The purpose of online tool OiRA for car services is, for the employer and employee to be reminded of risk, danger and proposes of eliminate these risks. OiRA tool encourages employees to collaborate with employers, report their thoughts, proposals/initiatives how to improve working place, and sharing advices with others. 

Motor vehicles, repair & related activities

Slovenia

Slovenian

Vehicles Tyre repair workers

This risk assessment has been produced in order to assist tyre repair workers to do their job safely. One of the primary tasks of the tyre repair workers are to prepare the car for safe driving, including tyre repairs, montages and changing the tubes and tires, as well as  balancing wheels. Work tasks contain a selection of tasks, from tire-wheel assembly and disassembly to tire balancing, as well as repair of damaged tires and rims. Workers are exposed to sudden tire cracks or explosions, carrying heavy loads and so on. An interactive OiRA tool intended for tyre repair workers which comprises a basic description of the tyre repair shops, encourages cooperation between employees and employers and significantly contributes to improvements in the workplace and working environment.

Motor vehicles, repair & related activities

France

French

Vehicles: Car & heavy loads vehicles repair

This tool is intended for car and heavy load vehicles repair. It includes optional modules: Mechanics / Bodywork / trucks which can be activated according to the company's business. It was developed jointly by prevention organizations (INRS, CARSAT ...) and actors from the automotive repair sector (professional organizations ...).

Hairdressers & beauty salons

Slovenia

Slovenian

Hairdressers

A hairdresser's tasks are very diverse and can vary from cutting, colouring and styling hair, beards and mustaches. While carrying out their job, hairdressers use a plethora of accessories and tools made of different materials, including scissors, combs, hairbrushes, razors and hair cutting machines, hair winders, soaping brushes, sprayers, hair sprays, toilet water, shampoos, hair strengtheners and colours. Most hairdressers have a broad range of skills, but some others specialise in processes. Hairdressing work requires good physical skills. The OiRA tool for hairdressers deals with general risks with an emphasis on chemical safety and skin protection. This risk assessment contains proposed solutions to reduce or eliminate the risks. All requirements, listed in the OiRA tool, are linked to legislation.