The Malta Independent 15 April 2021, Thursday

OHSA launches online interactive system to help small companies evaluate workplace risks

Wednesday, 29 April 2015, 19:39 Last update: about 7 years ago
Picture by Jeremy Wonnacott (DOI)
Picture by Jeremy Wonnacott (DOI)

The Occupational Health and Safety Authority (OHSA) today launched an Online interactive Risk Assessment (OiRA) system, a free-to-use system with the aim of helping smaller companies evaluate the occupational risks of their workplace.

The OiRA system was launched as part of a project by the European Agency for Safety and Health and Work (EU-OSHA), which the OHSA participated in.

At a conference focusing on the issue today, Social Dialogue Minister Helena Dalli pointed out that out of the 39 fatal work accidents that have occurred in the past seven years, a quarter occurred in companies employing fewer than 9 people, while another quarter involved self-employed people.

She said that interactive tools such as the OiRA, which can also be used on a smartphone, could help evaluate workplace risks and address them accordingly.

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