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This OiRA tool is intended for micro and small enterprises who are in the process of carrying out an assessment of the risks commonly encountered in an office environment. This OiRA tool also refers to the current legal provisions in place. The tool identifies the most common hazardous situations and assists the users to come up with control measures and an action plan to address these risks.
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.