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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Food production & sale

Greece

Greek

Butchers

The butchers sector usually experiences work related risks factors and illnesses, mainly as a result of the use of knives, sharp instruments, cutting machines, manual load transport, workers' movements on slippery floors, exposure to low temperatures, as well as various harmful biological agents. The OiRA tool is intended for micro and small enterprises in this sector primarily. The use of the tool by businesses is expected to shape the health and safe conditions at the workplace, to improve the level of protection for workers, as well as to support the efficiency and competitiveness of the industry at the same time.

Hotels restaurants catering

Greece

Greek

Catering

Occupational risks in the catering services industry are mainly associated with physically demanding work, prolonged standing and static postures, repetitive movements of the upper limbs and manual transport of loads. It is also associated with working in kitchens with hot surfaces, using knives, sharp instruments, cutting machine, workers' movements, and slippery floors. Other risks at the workplace are associated with long working hours and over exposure to high and low temperatures, high levels of noise, chemical cleaners and various harmful biological factors. The psychosocial risks due to increasing work demands, irregular schedules and regular contact with customers are also very important.  The OiRA tool is intended primarily for micro and small enterprises in the sector. The use of the tool by businesses is expected to shape the health and safe conditions at the workplace, to improve the level of protection for workers, as well as to support the efficiency and competitiveness of the industry at the same time.

Wholesale & retail trade

Greece

Greek

Commercial shops

This tool has been developed to help owners of small commercial shops to assess the safety and health risks in their business. It also guides the user to setting up an action plan by deciding on measures to eliminate or mitigate the identified risks. The user is supported in this process by plenty of tips and proposals given within the tool. The tool is an easy way to improve working conditions of workers in shops.  Using this tool can contribute to keep them healthy, motivated and with good work ability.

Generic tools/risk specific

Greece

Greek

COVID-19

Education

Greece

Greek

Educational Establishments

This on-line, interactive Risk Assessment tool, by covering a broad range of educational institutions from primary school to secondary education, helps to identify and assess occupational risks of those working in educational institutions and to determine the appropriate measures to eliminate or control them properly. The tool is primarily meant to prevent any accidents and work related health conditions of the teachers in compliance with the applicable national OSH legislation but it also covers other professions working in educational institutions, such as care takers, cleaning personnel, canteen workers, etc. In addition, it is ensuring the safety and health of pupils/students who are present on a daily basis in the school environment and due to this fact, the pedagogical dimension of the tool is of high importance, for the development of an OSH education and the fostering of an OSH risks prevention culture not only among the teachers but among the current pupils/students, the workers and employers of tomorrow.

Hairdressers & beauty salons

Greece

Greek

Hairdressers

In most hairdressing salons, everything is geared around the client. Sometimes hairdressers disregard their own health, leading to health problems such as hairdresser eczema or wrist, neck and shoulder complaints. This often forces them, even while still very young, to abandon the profession. This tool has been created to identify and evaluate safety and health risks in hairdressers salons. It addresses the most common risks in a salon and gives tips on how to eliminate or prevent them.

Cleaning services

Greece

Greek

Laundry

Working conditions in the dry cleaning sector are generally good, but employees often suffer from musculoskeletal problems due to the transport of heavy objects or because they have to work in unsuitable work postures or during long working hours. Other serious problems are mainly related to the exposure to relatively high temperatures, solvents and other chemicals used in the cleaning or dyeing processes, or moving parts while handling special cleaners, ironing, packing or sorting and storage of various weave types and related household. The OiRA tool is intended primarily for micro and small enterprises in the sector. The use of the tool by businesses is expected to contribute to shape the health and safe conditions at the workplace, to improve the level of protection for workers, as well as to support the efficiency and competitiveness of the industry at the same time.

Electrical & related works

Greece

Greek

Lift installation and maintenance

Installation and maintenance of elevators is work that goes along with high demands and responsibilities as well as hazards such as working in confined spaces, working on electrical installations, dealing with heavy objects etc. This tool is meant to support micro and small enterprises in the sector in the identification of health and safety risks during elevator maintenance and installation. It allows companies to choose the most suitable preventive and protective actions to eliminate or reduce them. These preventive measures include tips on ergonomics, work equipment, personal protective equipment, etc. The tools helps employers to comply with the requirements of the applicable national OSH legislation and to protect their employees through a process of continuous improvement of their implementation. The tool covers risk factors related to the work of the office staff on the premises of the company, the technical staff involved in the installation and maintenance of elevators both within the company premises and the workplaces of third parties (customers), as well as to the operations of the subcontractors providing specific services.

Live Performance

Greece

Greek

Live performance - Productions

The live performance sector encompasses artistic productions and workplaces with a great diversity of elements to be considered in relation to occupational health and safety. The tool covers, among other things, the technical elements in relation to set, rigging and stage; the special elements, stunts and artistic performance activities on the stage; the chemical and hazardous substances used in special effects; frequent high noise levels; and the presence of an audience. Considering these risks, it's clear that a sector-specific risk assessment is vitally necessary to prevent accident and injury. The tool includes also the cooperation between the production and the different venues hosting productions when going on tour.

Live Performance

Greece

Greek

Live performance - Venues

The live performance sector encompasses artistic productions and workplaces with a great diversity of elements to be considered in relation to occupational health and safety. The tool covers, among other things, the technical elements in relation to set, rigging and stage; the special elements, stunts and artistic performance activities on the stage; the chemical and hazardous substances used in special effects; frequent high noise levels; and the presence of an audience. Considering these risks, it's clear that a sector-specific risk assessment is vitally necessary to prevent accident and injury. The tool is focused on venues such as opera houses, theaters, etc. that are hosting different live productions.