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What's new in OiRA?

Ann-Beth Antonsson, Swedish Environmental Research Institute, Eliana Alvarez, Swedish Environmental Research Institute

Chemical risks are among the most difficult risks to manage, especially for micro and small enterprises, MSE. In a pilot study managers and safety representatives in enterprises of different sizes were interviewed. Small enterprises had two main questions they wanted to get support for: What regulations apply to us? and especially What do we need to do to comply with the regulations? Large enterprises often had more subtle questions and unlike MSE often had experts working with safety and health.See more

Latest news

14/11/2017
The General Labour Inspectorate in Bulgaria has developed an OiRA tool for the ‘landscaping service activities’ sector to help identifying and assessing the risks in the provision of these services.See more
13/11/2017
The State Labour Inspectorate of the Republic of Latvia has developed an OiRA tool for the indoors construction sector to help companies identify and assess the risks in order to carry out preventive...See more
08/11/2017
The Ministry of Labour, Welfare and Social Insurance of Cyprus has developed four new OiRA tools for the ‘car repair’, ‘hotels and restaurants’, 'commercial shops' and HORECA sectors to help...See more
16/10/2017
The video is addressed at micro and small companies’ (MSEs) employers to help them assess and manage, together with the employees, the occupational and safety risks of their workplace. It has been...See more

New tools

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OiRA tool
The tool covers practically all aspects of the activities related to landscaping and maintenance of green areas. They form a wide variety, including elements of the classical plant production and forestry, and they are usually performed in an urban environment. Structurally, the risk assessment addresses three priority lines; working environment, machinery and work processes, presented in separate modules.
Language:
Bulgarian
Country:
Bulgaria
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OiRA tool
This tool is intended for companies which perform construction works indoors. This sector is characterised by multiple risk factors, including work at height, hand injuries, different types of dusts, various harmful effects of chemical substances, noise, work in awkward postures and heavy object lifting and moving. It starts with the identification of hazards and it assesses the level of risk, allowing end-users to choose the most suitable preventive actions to eliminate or reduce the risk(s). The tool also includes tips on ergonomics, work equipment and personal protective equipment. These allow employees to protect themselves from accidents resulting from falls from heights and, at the same level, to reduce the load for the back and joints, as well as to introduce the main principles of fire protection and so on. This tool is an easy way to improve working conditions for workers in the construction sector and its use can contribute to keep them healthy, motivated and with good work ability.
Language:
Latvian
Country:
Latvia
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E-tool
Ann-Beth Antonsson, Swedish Environmental Research Institute, Eliana Alvarez , Swedish Environmental Research Institute Chemical risks are among the most difficult risks to manage, especially for micro and small enterprises, MSE. In a pilot study...See more