Occupational Risk Assessment
The Occupational Risk Assessment in an organization or a project is a systematic survey of each ongoing work, to identify the sources of occupational risk.
The Occupational Risk Assessment, apart from the employers’ obligation, is one of the most important tools for the effective Occupational Health and Safety Management.
It includes all the actions of information gathering, documentation and recording of working conditions, from the simple description of the production process up to the final phases of the identification of the harmful factors, including information on the impact of the working environment on human health.
In principle through the Occupational Risk Assessment it can be identified what and how it can cause risk to the safety and health of workers, to determine what measures and whether the hazards and their sources can be avoided or eliminated and, if this is not possible, to document the preventive measures already in place and those to be taken additionally, for the control of risks and the protection of the workers.
What is included in the Occupational Risk Assessment
The Occupational Risk Assessment should include the identification and the recording of hazards that may be present, as well as of those that might appear in the worksite. Indicatively are named the risk of falling, the risk related to the machinery and equipment, the risk of fire, electric shock or explosion, the risk of exposure to harmful agents (physical, chemical, biological), and the dangers arising out of the general organization of each work.
According to Law 3850/2010 “Ratification of the Code of Health and Safety Law for Workers”, Article 43, the employer is required to have at his disposal a written assessment of the risks to health and safety at work, including those involving groups of workers exposed to particular risks.
The Occupational Risk Assessment by GEP
GEP executives possess an extensive experience and expertise in the preparation of Occupational Risk Assessment studies, developed in accordance to the company’s lasting presence and the provision of services to businesses, across all sectors of economic activity.
Recognition of the Expertise of GEP in Occupational Risk Assessment
The European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA) chose GEP after a tender by acknowledging its know-how, to develop three (3) online Occupational Risk Assessment (OIRA) tools for respective professional teams in our country.
The project was supervised by the Greek Ministry of Labor, Social Security and Social Solidarity and was timely completed by the GEP scientists and delivered ready for use to the public/interested parties.
These three on-line tools now enable companies in the industries of:
- Lifts Installers/Service and Maintenance crews
- Vehicle Repair firms
- Educational Institutions,
to quickly evaluate the occupational risks and to elaborate the respective Occupational Risk Assessment study.