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The musculoskeletal health of hairdressers

Type
Guides & Tools
Country
EU
Languages
English
Provider
EU OSHA

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Description

Description: 

This article is one in a series of discussion papers looking at sectors that have a high prevalence of MSDs. It summarises the findings of a review undertaken as part of the ergoHair project, which aims to promote a healthy and safe working environment in the hairdressing sector.

The musculoskeletal health of hairdressers

Detailed Information

Sector / Industry covered: 
Hairdressing and other beauty treatment
Hazards: 
Awkward postures
Forceful movements
Long hours
Manual handling of loads
Poor work organisation
Psychosocial/stress hazards
Repetitive movements/work
Static postures - standing
Health effects: 
Back pain or injury
Upper limb disorders
Lower limb disorders
Neck and shoulder disorders
MSDs unspecified
Worsening of existing (chronic) condition
Prevention measures: 
Elimination of hazards
Improving individual working techniques (e.g manual handling postures)
Simple tips and measures
Technical measures e.g. ergonomic equipment
Reducing/minimising the risk by organisational measures, e.g. reducing the number of workers exposed, job rotation
Adjustments/support for chronic MSD disorder/disease/pain suffers
Training/guidance (for workers)
Rehabilitation, physiotherapy etc.
Worker groups covered (vulnerable groups etc.): 
All (no specific group)
Purpose of the material: 
General information
Awareness raising
Guidance
Risk assessment
Target audience: 
Employers
Managers
Worker representatives
Safety officers
Occupational health physician
Workers
Priority area: 
Prevention
Psychosocial risks
Sedentary work
Date of Publication / Year : 
2019