Outils

Les outils sectoriels OiRA présentés ici sont mis à la disposition des micro- et petites entreprises pour procéder à des évaluations des risques, en les aidant à produire une évaluation documentée spécifiquement adaptée à leurs exigences. Ces outils peuvent être téléchargés gratuitement et sont facilement accessibles en cliquant sur le lien correspondant. Chaque lien est accompagné d’une brève description de l’outil et du nom du partenaire OiRA qui l’a développé. La recherche d’outils peut être effectuée par pays, par langue et par secteur.

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Motor vehicles, repair & related activities

Greece

Greek

Vehicles - Car & heavy loads vehicles repair

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.
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Manufacturing

Greece

Greek

Mastiha processing and production

The OiRA tool for conducting a Risk Assessment study in the field of natural mastiha processing and production of a range of different mastiha-based products - a world's unique natural raisin produced exclusively in the southern part of the island of Chios - aims to protect the safety and health of workers from the hazards in their working environment, such as the hazards associated to the use of sharp tools, to repetitive movements of the upper limbs, to the continuous sedentary work, to musculoskeletal problems or hazards associated to the equipment used for cleaning, separating and treating processes of the natural mastiha raisin, as well as to the packaging and distribution equipment for the various mastiha products. The identification and assessment of these hazards and their associated risks and then, in a next phase, the development of an action plan with all the necessary protection and prevention measures through this specialized, online, interactive RA tool is expected to make a decisive contribution to the continuous improvement of the working conditions and the working environment and to the intended reduction in the numbers of the occupational accidents and the work-related diseases in the particular business sector. It is worthy to note that the systematic and effective management of occupational risks on the basis of prevention, is a matter of top priority for the cooperative Association of the Mastiha Producers in the island of Chios. This association is the collective expression of 20 primary cooperatives from the 24 mastiha-villages covering in appr. 4.500 local small family businesses of mastiha-trees cultivation and its main activity is the collection, processing and marketing of the natural raisin (named mastiha) and the production and marketing of its wide range of products (the most important of them awarded with the label of “Protected Designation of Origin (P.D.O.) products”).
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Motor vehicles, repair & related activities

Cyprus

Greek

Vehicles - Car repair and varnishing

Safety and health and risk prevention at work are not only legal obligations but also a business necessity. They safeguard and protect workers' safety and health and the viability of the business. It is always very important to assess the risks and take appropriate preventive and control measures to avoid accidents and health problems. This tool helps identify and evaluate working conditions in car repair establishments and painting garages. Questions are grouped by topic and advice is given to improve workplace conditions.
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Cleaning services

Greece

Greek

Laundry

Working conditions in the dry cleaning sector are generally good, but employees often suffer from musculoskeletal problems due to the transport of heavy objects or because they have to work in unsuitable work postures or during long working hours. Other serious problems are mainly related to the exposure to relatively high temperatures, solvents and other chemicals used in the cleaning or dyeing processes, or moving parts while handling special cleaners, ironing, packing or sorting and storage of various weave types and related household. The OiRA tool is intended primarily for micro and small enterprises in the sector. The use of the tool by businesses is expected to contribute to shape the health and safe conditions at the workplace, to improve the level of protection for workers, as well as to support the efficiency and competitiveness of the industry at the same time.