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Creating a safer cleaning industry thanks to OiRA tools

Ilustration of workers of the cleaning sector


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 example, confrontations with difficult clients or the public and shift work. 

Managing occupational safety and health (OSH) in the sector comprises a range of risks and benefits from guidance and structure, as given by the OiRA tools

Conducting risk assessments is key for employers and organisations to ensure the safety of cleaning workers. Discover the 15 Online interactive Risk Assessment (OiRA) tools in various languages, developed by our national OiRA partners and EU level partners, to support micro and small companies within the cleaning sector. A Portuguese tool is currently under development.

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