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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Wholesale & retail trade

Slovenia

Slovenian

Warehouse workers

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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

Slovenia

Slovenian

Vehicles - Car & heavy loads vehicles repair

Tool OiRA meant for car service includes service maintenance work, repair, and cleaning of vehicles. Work usually takes place in remote workshops or in services of car manufacturers and craftsmen. In addition to usual tools this particular OiRA tool also consider risk within the car body shop activities, work with clients, and field work – car-tow service. From counted working tasks come many risks for workers that are connected with: work in nature (microclimate, dust, noise, paint and fuel fumes), dealing with vehicles, work with elevators, work with dangerous substances, etc. The purpose of online tool OiRA for car services is, for the employer and employee to be reminded of risk, danger and proposes of eliminate these risks. OiRA tool encourages employees to collaborate with employers, report their thoughts, proposals/initiatives how to improve working place, and sharing advices with others.  
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Motor vehicles, repair & related activities

Portugal

Portuguese

Vehicles - Car & heavy loads vehicles repair

The automotive repair sector is distributed throughout the country and it is mainly made of micro and small companies. It is also a sector very relevant in economic and employment terms. This tool covers the main hazards/risks in the various work areas, including reception, auto mechanics, work on the bodywork, tire replacement and service station. It also addresses the problems associated with emergencies, as well as structural/environmental hazards/risks and occupational safety and health management in the company. The tool allows an assessment of existing risks, suggests measures to be implemented to control these risks and produces an action plan that users can adopt in order to manage health and safety in their company.
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Motor vehicles, repair & related activities

Slovenia

Slovenian

Vehicles - Tyre repair workers

This risk assessment has been produced in order to assist tyre repair workers to do their job safely. One of the primary tasks of the tyre repair workers are to prepare the car for safe driving, including tyre repairs, montages and changing the tubes and tires, as well as  balancing wheels. Work tasks contain a selection of tasks, from tire-wheel assembly and disassembly to tire balancing, as well as repair of damaged tires and rims. Workers are exposed to sudden tire cracks or explosions, carrying heavy loads and so on. An interactive OiRA tool intended for tyre repair workers which comprises a basic description of the tyre repair shops, encourages cooperation between employees and employers and significantly contributes to improvements in the workplace and working environment.
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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

Slovenia

Slovenian

Shops

Due to a long-term standing work or incorrect sitting position, shop workers are often exposed to orthopedic injuries after only a few years of their professional practice. In the long term their health might be affected by repetitive movements influenced by stacking items on the shelves and lifting heavy weights. Improper working techniques and a poor ergonomically designed working environment are among the factors that aggravate the already burdened occupations. The ongoing work with customers and psychosocial risks (excessive workload, shift work, poor communication, sexual harassment, violence, third parties adn so on) can often lead to employees' burnout or depression. The OiRA tool for shop workers deals with general and specific risks at work. This risk assessment contains proposed solutionsto reduce or eliminate the risks. All requirements, listed in the OiRA tool, are linked to legislation.
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Construction & maintenance, Woodworking & related activities

Slovenia

Slovenian

Carpentries

The woodworking industry has one of the highest rates of accidents in the manufacturing sector. The reasons are largely the result of workers interacting with various sets of tools and equipment. Carpenter work requires normal physical and mental capability with an emphasis on skills of hands and fingers, muscle sensitivity and pressure sensation on feet, hands and fingers. Carpenters work with the coordination of hands and fingers and must be able to concentrate in dangerous situations with a rapid understanding and reaction to signals and sounds. Occasionally, they work at height and in forced positions. Because of the potential harm caused by excessive noise, dust, fumes, glues, paints, thinners and hardeners periodic medical check-ups are required. The OiRA tool for carpenters deals with general risks with an emphasis on chemical safety and the safety of work equipment - machinery and equipment (maintenance of machines, control systems, etc.). This risk assessment contains proposed solutions to reduce or eliminate the risks. All requirements, listed in the OiRA tool, are linked to legislation.
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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.