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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.
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.
This risk assessment has been produced in order to assist metalworkers to do their job safely. Metal workers are exposed to different hazards like mechanical hazards, extreme temperatures (liquid metal), recurring tasks, lifting heavy loads, the dangers of airborne particles, the risk of electrocution, frequent slips and falls. They are exposed to the hazardous substances and biological agents. An interactive OiRA tool for metalworkers comprises a basic description of the risks to which metal workers are exposed during their work. With this and the proposed measures to reduce risks, the OiRA tool for metal workers encourages cooperation between employees and employers. This OiRA tool was designed to promote health in the workplace, with the combined efforts from employers, workers and society as a whole to improve the health and well-being in the workplace. Employers are responsible for its implementation.
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.