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Seven OiRA tools available in Portuguese workplaces
On the occasion of the Europe Day, the Working Conditions Authority (ACT) has launched a press release to promote OiRA as a professional risk assessment tool for SMEs, and to highlight the seven OiRA tools available in Portuguese language.
The seven OiRA tools developed in Portugal include an action plan adapted to the specific needs of each company and industry. The sectors covered by the tools are catering, car repair, hairdressing, leather and tanning, road transport, working in offices and generic (multisectoral), which is potentially applicable to various sectors.
ACT’s General-Inspector Pedro Pimenta Braz has said “Risk assessment is an essential process in the prevention of occupational accidents. The OiRA tool can facilitate this process by providing organisations with the resources they need to meet this challenge without requiring any preparation for its use.”
The recently published national survey on working conditions has revealed that only a third of Portuguese companies have carried out risk assessments over the last two years. Statistics also show a trend towards an increasing rate of work-related accidents, often associated with a lack of proper risk assessments.
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