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Latest news

07/11/2019
EU-OSHA’s Online interactive Risk Assessment platform — OiRA — has been a major achievement in the Agency’s 25 years of promoting and facilitating effective workplace risk assessment and management...See more
29/10/2019
In October OiRA partners have developed 8 new OiRA tools that help improve the safety and health of workers across various sectorsSee more
22/10/2019
SESAME is a three-year project researching the state of occupational safety and health in micro and small enterprises (MSEs) in Europe. We have translated the summary of its report which sets out the...See more
21/10/2019
The 2019 Enterprise Europe Network Annual Conference takes place in Helsinki, Finland, from 21 to 23 October. EU-OSHA, together with DG GROW and EASME hands over the EEN OSH Promotion Award, on 22...See more

New tools

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OiRA tool
Oira tool for electrical work is a great tool for general risk assessment when doing electrical work. This tool is mainly focused on basic electrical work and is designed for small or medium sized companies. This tool does not replace more complex risk assessments for bigger or more complex projects were there are very high safety standards. But it´s a great tool as a basic risk assessment for companies without access to any risk assessments. This project is a collaboration between Rafmennt and the Administration of Occupational Safety and Health in Iceland. All hints regarding this tool can be sent at andri@ar.is .
Language:
Icelandic
Country:
Iceland
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OiRA tool
The primary purpose of the Icelandic version of the agricultural OiRA tool is to help farmers to improve their working conditions and minimise risk at the farm. It is easy to use, free and open to all. With OiRA, users get a tool in their hands that helps them to assess the risks in their own work environment. The tool evaluates the risks and returns the results in a report that is only to be seen and used by the farmer or workers at the farm. The tool sets out proposals and examples of improvements in the working environment. There are also references to laws and regulations, number of images for explanation and links to more informative material. Emphasis is placed on fire and accident prevention and handling of machines. Health factors are assessed and risk by infectious diseases is discussed. The general condition of the farm is assessed since it is a part of potential risk factors which have to be taken into consideration. Also included are tips for prevention of accidents related to work with animals, reduce workload on back and joints and instructions to eliminate fall risks. Proper health and safety risk assessments done with the Oira tool, can prevent many accidents and help the employer to find proper solutions.
Language:
Icelandic
Country:
Iceland
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OiRA tool
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.
Language:
French
Country:
France
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