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.
Strumenti pratici e orientamenti sui disturbi muscoloscheletrici
Per consentire un’agevole valutazione e gestione dei rischi di DMS nei luoghi di lavoro, la nostra banca dati di facile utilizzo contiene vari strumenti pratici e materiali orientativi sviluppati a livello dell’UE e nazionale.
Le risorse includono studi campione e materiali visivi e riguardano svariati settori, tipi di pericolo e misure di prevenzione. Alcune sono rivolte in modo specifico a determinati soggetti interessati, ad esempio datori di lavoro, lavoratori o dirigenti, mentre altre alla gestione dei DMS tra gruppi specifici di lavoratori. Le risorse possono essere filtrate per una di queste categorie o altre ancora, così non avrai problemi a trovare esattamente ciò che cerchi.
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The first part of this video concerns MSDs in a fish factory. By looking at the organisational differences in men's and women's tasks it shows how this leads to gender differences in the ill health suffered by the men and women. It is an animation film with voiceover. Available in English and...
Checklist in order to make sure hairdressing salons are set up in a way MSDs are prevented. Among other issues the checklists addresses issues like: standing right, wearing shoes without heels, alternating tasks, ergonomic equipment, etc.
By using the Palm-to-Palm technique during cutting, you reduce the load on the hands, arms, shoulders and back. The Palm-to-Palm technique is most commonly used during hairdressing on the front, sides and back hairs. The two palms face each other during cutting. It is not a mandatory professional...
This short video demonstrates how simple measures, such as adjusting the chair at the correct height within the hairdressers business, MSDs can be avoided.
This brochure is aimed at hairdressers. It makes considerable use of photos showing real work situations and drawings of postures to illustrate hazards and good practices. It also includes pictures of simple exercises to help relieve the effects of static work postures. The brochure answers three...
The brochure, specifically designed for hairdressers, answers three questions: What is a musculoskeletal disorder? What are the risks of MSDs? And most importantly, how can MSDs be prevented? The brochure, written by PREVENT, is illustrated with photos showing real work situations.