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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Manufacturing

Latvia

Latvian

Manufacturing of clothes

Typically, occupational health and safety in this sector covers mostly poor ergonomics with awkward postures, repetitive motions and poor lighting. However, this sector is also characterized by multiple risk factors such as noise, exposure to chemical substances, different types of dust, poor microclimate as well as different risk factors leading to accidents at work.  The tool starts with the identification of hazards and assesses the level of risk, then it allows end-users to choose the most suitable preventive actions to eliminate or reduce risk. Do not forget to implement the proposed preventive measures! The tool includes tips on improving workplace ergonomics, fire safety, training of workers etc. It allows employees to be protected from accidents and occupational diseases. This tool is an easy way to improve working conditions for workers in manufacturing of clothes industry. Using this tool can contribute to keep them healthy, motivated and with good work ability.
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Manufacturing, Working with metal

Latvia

Latvian

Metal works

This tool is intended for companies performing metal works. Typically, occupational health and safety in this sector covers safety aspects caused by work with equipment. However there is more to it. The  sector is characterized by multiple risk factors including different types of dust and fumes, noise, exposure to chemical substances, poor ergonomics including manual lifting of heavy weights and much more. The tool starts It with the identification of hazards and assesses the level of risk, then it allows end-users to choose the most suitable preventive actions to eliminate or reduce risk. Do not forget to implement the proposed preventive measures! The tool includes tips on exhaust ventilation, fire safety, workplace ergonomics, training of workers etc. Proper risk assessment and management will protect employees from risks to their safety and health at work. Using this tool can contribute to keep them healthy, motivated and with good work ability.
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Manufacturing

Lithuania

Lithuanian

Sewing

This tool is for companies that carry out sewing, cutting and ironing services.The main hazards of these activities are electricity, manual handling, sharp tools, long-term seating work, slips, falls, trips and uncomfortable work tables. In order to minimise these risks, the key preventive measures are training, job re-placement, knowledge of ergonomic principles, breaks, maintenance of equipment and so on.
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Manufacturing

Lithuania

Lithuanian

Manufacture of plastic products

This tool is for companies that manufacture plastic products like polyurethane, composite plastic products, polystyrene foam products, thermoplastic products and recycle plastic waste. The main hazards in this sector are moving parts of equipment, manual handling, biological risk factors, dangerous chemicals, noise and electricity. In order to minimise these risks, it is important to use work equipment in good condition, to use safety signs, to ensure proper ventilation, to use personal protective equipment and to train workers.
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Manufacturing

Lithuania

Lithuanian

Manufacture of furniture

Health and safety cannot be ignored in the furniture production. The negative effects of technologies on workers' lungs, fingers, ears, eyes and so on must be minimised by providing adequate training, supervision and safety equipment. Health hazards include exposure to wood dust, dangerous chemicals, noise, unguarded machinery, non-ergonomic handling procedures and fire/explosion.
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Wholesale & retail trade

Latvia

Latvian

Shops

This tool deals with different types of shops. It can be used by rural single small shops in the countryside as well as so-called chain shops and shops located in big shopping malls. It starts with the identification of hazards and assesses the level of risk, then it helps end-users to choose the most suitable preventive actions to eliminate or reduce risk. Also included are tips for ergonomic workplaces, main principles of fire safety and evacuation, advice for manual lifting of heavy weights as well as safe principles working with cash and valuables in order to reduce thefts etc.  This tool is an easy way to improve working conditions of workers in shops.  Using this tool can contribute to keep them healthy, motivated and with good work ability.
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Wholesale & retail trade

Lithuania

Lithuanian

Wholesale and retail of non-food products

Wholesale and retail sales of non-food products is a complex economic activity because  a variety of lifting equipment for heavy loads is used in this sector and so on. This OiRA is developed specifically for those companies which carry out both  wholesale trade in warehouses and retail sales in sales markets. It is obvious that the retail trade is a less dangerous activity, because lifting equipment are less frequently used. However, the manual handling of loads is classified as hazardous work and may affect the health of workers and the various spinal diseases because of the lifting heavy loads.