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Passenger land transport – Taxi drivers
This tool is intended for companies providing taxi services. The sector is characterized by multiple risk factors such as poor ergonomics leading to pain and musculoskeletal disorders, psychosocial aspects like dealing with difficult clients or violence, manual lifting of heavy weights etc. The tool includes tips on how to better prevent employees from the risks identified. It includes tips on reduction of workload and improvement of work organization. It helps reducing accidents at work and enables better prevention against occupational diseases. Using the tool contributes to keeping workers healthy, motivated and with good work ability.
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.
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.