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Automotive giant uses EU’s free risk assessment tool Posted on 25/07/2019

As part of its safety practices, German carmaker Daimler is using the Online interactive Risk Assessment (OiRA) tool.


The OiRA is a free-to-use online platform that was originally developed as a way for micro and small business who had limited resources to spend on risk assessment procedures. It has now been adapted for larger companies like Daimler.


Damlier is working with the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA) to support the Vision Zero project, which proposes the theory that any accident and work-related illness is preventative.


In 2018, more than 85,000 risk assessments were made using the OiRA tools. OiRA has a series of tools to cover specialist areas including agriculture, education, transport and construction. The online tools ask a number of questions about a particular business sector to help identify risks and give advice on what safety measures are required, such as when it is necessary to wear protective workwear. They take users through a step-by-step detailed risk assessment process.


Dr. Sedlatschek, EU-OSHA Executive Director welcomed Daimler’s use of OiRA:


"Daimler’s efforts not only serve to meet its own specific risk assessment needs but also benefit the wider OiRA community, as the software features developed can be easily adapted and implemented by other organisations, saving time and money. In addition, the use of OiRA by such a large, multinational company raises its profile and reinforces its reputation as an effective risk assessment platform."


The OiRA tool can be accessed by any business online, in English and several other EU nation languages.

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