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15/01/2020
Hairdressers are a group of workers whose working ability and health condition may be affected by specific occupational activities. Their daily tasks (cutting, dying, etc.) require frequent bending...See more
14/01/2020
Now available: the OiRA 2019 summary in PPT formatSee more
14/01/2020
EU-OSHA is planning to launch a series of low value negotiated procurements in the forthcoming weeks for the development of OiRA tools in Portugal, Malta, Cyprus, Lithuania and Greece. The tools...See more
08/01/2020
OiRA user numbers have been increasing quickly over the last months. The newly updated ‘ OiRA in facts and figures ’ infographic displays updated key information on OiRA users, risk assessments and...See more

New tools

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OiRA tool
The building construction sector which is mainly made up of micro and small companies registers high levels of work accidents. This sector is characterized by several risk factors, such as working at heights, moving loads, handling machinery and work equipment, the presence of dust and other hazardous chemicals, improper posture, noise and vibration, as well as adverse weather conditions. Accidents usually occur due to unsafe conditions and / or actions. This tool aims to contribute to an improvement of working conditions in the building construction sector, as it allows for an assessment of existing risks and suggests measures to be implemented to control these risks and produces an action plan to be implemented at the workplace.
Language:
Portuguese
Country:
Portugal
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OiRA tool
This tool is intended for fitness centres. Workplaces in fitness centres can be characterized by multiple risk factors such as work with complicated and demanding clients, long working hours, voice strain, physically demanding tasks such as moving of heavy weights etc. The tool starts with the identification of hazards and assesses the level of risk, subsequently it allows end-users to choose the most suitable preventive actions to eliminate or reduce risks. The tool further includes tips on reduction of stress and fatigue, ergonomics, physical security of employees, working with clients and workplace health promotion. The tools and the proposed solutions enable employers to prevent work accidents, to reduce the physical workload of employees and to introduce the main principles of fire protection and much more. Using this tool can contribute to keeping employees healthy, motivated and with good work ability.
Language:
Latvian
Country:
Latvia
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OiRA tool
This tool is intended to companies working in the forestry sector. The sector is characterized by a high proportion of serious and fatal accidents. Besides there are plenty of other risk factors to consider such noise, vibration, unfavourable temperatures, climate changes, painful postures, heavy physical load etc. The tool starts with the identification of hazards and assesses the level of risk. Following that it guides the user to choose the most suitable preventive actions to eliminate or reduce the identified risks. The tool includes tips on ergonomics, work equipment, personal protective equipment, etc. It allows employees to be protected from accidents resulting from falling trees, to decide on measures to reduce the load on the back and joints, to minimise the risk of hearing loss due to high noise levels, as well as to introduce the main principles of fire protection and much more. This tool is an easy way to improve working conditions in any company working in the forestry sector. Using this tool can contribute to keeping workers healthy, motivated and with good work ability.
Language:
Latvian
Country:
Latvia
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