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OiRA - Online interactive Risk Assessment project

The European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA) will launch OiRA at the XIX World Congress on Safety and Health at Work in Istanbul between 11 and 15 September 2011.

The OiRA project is a multinational, collaborative endeavour to develop easy-to-use and cost-free web tools aimed at micro and small organisations.

Experience shows that proper risk assessment is the key to healthy workplaces. This is why EU-OSHA developed this easy-to-use and cost-free web application that can help micro and small organisations to put in place a step-by-step risk assessment process – starting with the identification and evaluation of workplace risks, through decision making on preventive actions and the taking of action, to monitoring and reporting.

Development and pilot phase – 2009-2011
After the technical development of the tool in 2009, in 2010 (until the first half of 2011) the Agency is piloting the development and diffusion model at both EU level (working with the Sectoral Social Dialogue Committees) and at Member State level (with several Member States) as part of the testing of the tool and the development of appropriate support and guidance services.

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