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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Woodworking & related activities

Latvia

Latvian

Woodworking

 This tool is intended for wood-working companies. Typically, occupational health and safety in this sector is often associated with safe use of equipment. However, this sector is characterized by multiple other risk factors such as: noise, vibration, dust, hazardous chemicals, unfavourable temperatures, painful postures, heavy physical load etc. The tool includes tips on reduction of wood dust in the workplace, ergonomics, work equipment, personal protective equipment, etc. By following the measures proposed, the tool helps repventing workplace accidents resulting from unsafe equipment, reducing the load for the back and joints, eliminating hearing loss due to high noise levels, as well as to introducing the main principles of fire protection and much more. This tool is an easy way to improve working conditions for workers in wood working companies. Using this tool can contribute to keep your workers healthy, motivated and with good work ability. 
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Motor vehicles, repair & related activities

Latvia

Latvian

Vehicles - Car & heavy loads vehicles repair

This tool is intended to companies engaged in car repair and car maintenance activities. This sector is characterized by multiple risk factors such as: working in car pits, hand injuries, welding spray and various harmful effects of chemical substances, noise, dust, work in awkward postures, heavy object lifting and moving, etc. It 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 ergonomics, work equipment, personal protective equipment, etc. They allow employees to protect from accidents resulting from slipping, 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 car repair shops. Using this tool can contribute to keep them healthy, motivated and with good work ability.
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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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Woodworking & related activities

Lithuania

Lithuanian

Woodworking

The woodworking sector is considered as a high-risk sector of economic activities, because many accidents occur in this sector. This OiRA tool covers practically all possible activities and equipment that could be used in woodworking operations. It is important to remember that along with the complex wood processing equipment  a variety of chemicals are used for wood  coating.  Employees may suffer from excessive noise, wood dust,  handling, and use of dangerous chemicals, also the risk of the explosions. Therefore, this OiRA tool includes  many effective preventive measures to eliminate or reduce risks.
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Motor vehicles, repair & related activities

Lithuania

Lithuanian

Vehicles - Car & heavy loads vehicles repair

This OiRA tool is suitable for small and medium-sized garages. Car repair work include a lot of different and dangerous working operations. Therefore, the workers are exposed to different risks which are directly dependent on the working operations. This tool allows assess to the main risks in this sector of economic activity, such as body painting, body repair, welding and others. Thanks to this OiRA tool the workers are aware of all potential hazards at the workplace and know the preventive measures to reduce or eliminate the risk.
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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.