Fabian Demicoli

Facilitating health and safety through the use of Online Interactive Risk Assessment

  • Every employer has a legal obligation to manage occupational Health and safety to ensure appropriate measures are in place at all times, whatever the type or size of the company.
  • Every employer must carry out a risk assessment to identify hazards in the workplace and remove these hazards.
  • Every employer needs to consult with his workers on issues that could affect their health and safety at work.

These were the issues that were discussed in during a seminar that was presented by Occupational Health and Safety Authority.

Risk assessments are an obligation and part of the law. Experience shows that proper risk assessment is the key to healthy workplaces. Yet carrying out risk assessments can be quite challenging, particularly for micro and small enterprises which may lack the resources or know-how to do so effectively.  To facilitate the process, EU-OHSA has developed a comprehensive yet easy to use and cost-free web application, the OiRA an Online Interactive Risk Assessment that will help solve this issue. OiRA helps micro and small organisations to put in place a thorough step-by-step risk assessment process – from the identification and evaluation of workplace risks, through decision making on preventive actions and the completion of these actions, to continued monitoring and reporting.

One can use this system to start their risk assessment by registering on: www.oiraproject.eu

If you need any information regarding this programme, you can send an email to: .


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