How to use OiRA tools to prevent musculoskeletal disorders

Risk assessment is an essential first step in the prevention of occupational accidents and work-related health problems. To make this process easier, EU-OSHA developed OiRA — an Online Interactive Risk Assessment, which has been already in use since…See more

New OiRA figures available

National OiRA partners from all over Europe are constantly working on developing tools and making them known to the companies. Be up-to-date on which tools are soon to come! See more

OSHwiki article in the spotlight: Psychosocial risk factors for MSDs and prevention

Psychosocial risk factors are a significant cause of ill-health in many workplaces. As well as their adverse effect on mental well-being they can also contribute to the development of musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs). The global COVID-19 pandemic…See more

Stay safe in the classroom with OiRA tools

Teachers face psychosocial as well as physical risks, whether at pre-school, primary, secondary or university level. Online interactive Risk Assessment (OiRA) tools are available to help identify hazards and the most suitable preventive actions…See more

Intensive risk assessment training with OiRA in Lithuania

Our Lithuanian focal point is organising three seminars on 8, 16 and 22 September to demonstrate how the Online Interactive Risk Assessment (OiRA) tools can help small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) assess and manage work-related risks. The…See more

Latvia: assessing workplace risks, always up to date with OiRA

Earthworks and outdoor construction companies in Latvia can use the recently updated and tailored OiRA tools to manage occupational risks in their sectors. Thanks to our proactive OiRA partner - the State Labour Inspectorate of the Republic of…See more

Keeping retail workers safe and healthy with OiRA tools

Lifting heavy produce, prolonged standing and stacking shelves, dealing with customers … all take their toll on retail and wholesale workers. Ten Online interactive Risk Assessment (OiRA) tools for this sector help employers, particularly in micro…See more

Assessing risks in the construction and maintenance sector: let OiRA tools do the work

Working in construction or maintenance involves a wide range of tasks, each requiring effective risk assessment. Whether manufacturing concrete (Bulgaria), carrying out earth works (Latvia, Lithuania and Bulgaria) or repairing a roof (Slovenia),…See more

Promoting the use of good practice and OiRA tools to micro and small enterprises in Bulgaria

On 13 July, the Bulgarian focal point hosts a seminar to raise awareness of the risks associated with musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs), the use of best practices and on how to conduct risk assessments with the help of Online interactive Risk…See more

Reducing accidents in the woodworking sector with OiRA tools

Did you know that woodworking and related activities have some of the highest accident rates in the manufacturing industry? Six Online interactive Risk Assessment (OiRA) tools tailored to this sector highlight the risks associated with working with…See more