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OiRA improves well-being in the hairdressing and beauty industry

The hairdressing and beauty sector in the EU is dominated by small companies with, on average, fewer than three workers. People working in this sector are exposed to different occupational safety and health (OSH) risks, such as skin diseases and…

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OiRA tools look after HORECA workers

Hotel, restaurant and catering (HORECA) sector workers are exposed to a wide range of challenges. These include ergonomic hazards, due to standing for long periods of time, psychosocial risks, as a result of dealing with difficult clients, and…

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Briefing Greek MSEs on OiRA tools and risk assessments

Digital transformation is changing workplaces and occupational safety and health (OSH), including in micro and small enterprises (MSEs). The Athens Chamber of Commerce and Industry (EBEA) and our Greek focal point Hellenic Ministry of Labour and…

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Greek vocational students discover the importance of risk assessments with EU-OSHA’s OiRA tools

The SAEK Chalandriou vocational school in Chalandri, Greece, is hosting a session on 21 May focusing on different aspects of occupational safety and health (OSH) in the digital age.Organised by EU-OSHA’s focal point in Greece, the Hellenic Ministry…

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Learning how to improve education workers’ conditions with OiRA

Carrying out risk assessments in the education sector is important for ensuring occupational safety and health (OSH) of workers. Early childhood education, primary and secondary education, as well as driving instructors face many OSH challenges in…

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Creating a safer cleaning industry thanks to OiRA tools

Cleaning workers face multiple hazards, including exposure to various chemicals from detergents and dirt, as well as physical risks such as musculoskeletal disorders. They are also exposed to biological agents and psychosocial stressors, such as for…

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Demonstrating OiRA tools in Slovakia to highlight the importance of risk assessment

Small and medium-sized enterprise owners, managers, safety technicians, members of the Slovak OSH network and engineering students have the opportunity to learn more about EU-OSHA’s Online interactive Risk Assessment (OiRA) tools during a hybrid…

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OiRA in figures: More than 60 tools in the pipeline

The OiRA project, EU-OSHA’s Online interactive Risk Assessment tool, is the first EU initiative to encourage micro and small enterprises (MSEs) to assess and manage their own occupational safety and health (OSH) risks using the tailored and…

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EU-OSHA welcomes the OiRA and IRAT community to explore synergies

Proper risk assessment is the key to safe and healthy workplaces. However, carrying out risk assessments can be quite challenging, particularly for micro and small enterprises.OiRA, the Online interactive Risk Assessment platform (and tools), comes…

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Greece: 13 new OiRA tools to look after workers’ safety and health

The Greek Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs has recently  published 13 new OiRA tools, reaching the total number of 30 in the Hellenic country. Among these new tools there is also one that covers work-related psychosocial risks (covering issues…

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