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20/08/2019
Assess the occupational safety and health risks in construction with the help of six available online tools.See more
05/08/2019
OiRA puts under the microscope the hazards associated with the cleaning sector by making available risk assessment tools for micro and small enterprisesSee more
22/07/2019
See here what OiRA has in store for those working in the retail sectorSee more
12/07/2019
One of the best covered sectors in OiRA is office work. Find out if there is a tool in your language available!See more

New tools

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OiRA tool
The agricultural sector has high levels of occupational accidents throughout the Portuguese territory, consisting mainly of small farms. Accidents generally occur due to improper machinery, unprotected moving parts, overconfidence of operators, lack of proper training and disregard for the correct use of safety devices and safety instructions provided by manufacturers. In addition, workers in the sector are subject to various risks related to the lack of use of appropriate protective equipment, the handling of hazardous chemicals, high physical effort and adverse environmental conditions, among others. Correct risk assessment of existing hazards using this tool can prevent many of them and help the employer implement the appropriate solutions for their elimination / control.
Language:
Portuguese
Country:
Portugal
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OiRA tool
This tool helps to identify and evaluate the occupational risks in repair, maintenance, painting and cleaning of vehicles. This sector is characterized by multiple risk factors such as: working in awkward postures, dealing with car elevators and heavy object lifting and moving, dealing with dangerous substances, such as chemicals, dust etc., being exposed to noise, dust and many more. Vehicles repair garages can find here an easy and straight forward way to do their risk assessment for the protection of their workers, in compliance with the requirements of the applicable national OSH legislation. The tool starts with the identification of hazards and assesses the level of risk. Following that it allows companies to choose the most suitable preventive actions to eliminate or reduce risk. These preventive measures include tips on ergonomics, work equipment, personal protective equipment, accidents resulting from slipping, the load for the back and joints, the emergency situations etc. The use of the tool improves the OSH working conditions for workers in the vehicles repair garages and contributes to keep them healthy, motivated and with good work ability.
Language:
Greek
Country:
Greece
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OiRA tool
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.
Language:
Greek
Country:
Greece
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