This report presents how hairdressers are exposed to conditions that can cause or exacerbate musculoskeletal disorders (MSD). The purpose of this scoping review is to gain insight into the current state of research on MSD in hairdressing.
Għodda prattika u gwida dwar disturbi muskoloskeletali
Sabiex ikun faċli għall-postijiet tax-xogħol biex jivvalutaw u jimmaniġġjaw ir-riskji MSD, il-bażi ta’ data tagħna, li hi faċli biex tintuża, tinkludi varjetà ta’ għodda prattika u materjal ta’ gwida żviluppati fil-livelli nazzjonali u tal-UE.
Ir-riżorsi jinkludu studji tal-każijiet u materjali viżwali u jkopru firxa wiesgħa ta’ setturi, tipi ta’ periklu u miżuri ta’ prevenzjoni. Xi wħud huma mmirati speċifikament lejn ċerti atturi, pereżempju l-impjegaturi, il-ħaddiema jew il-maniġers, u xi wħud lejn il-ġestjoni ta’ MSDs fost gruppi speċifiċi ta’ ħaddiema. Ir-riżorsi jistgħu jiġu ffiltrati skont kwalunkwe waħda minn dawn jew skont varjetà ta’ kategoriji oħra, għaldaqstant ma jistax ikun aktar faċli biex issib eżattament dak li qed tfittex.
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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.
ergoHair – Development and promotion of a healthy and safe working environment through the design of ergonomic workplaces and work processes in the hairdressing sector. The reports Cut to the Chase! provides ergonomic tips fpr employers and employees.
This leaflet presents ergonomic issues for podiatrists, beauticians and masseurs in order to ensure safety and health at work also with regad to the ageing workforce. The content of this brochure icludes the professional groups of tattooists, piercers, nail designers and permanent make-up...
Work-related musculoskeletal complaints are frequent among hairdressers. These complaints are mainly caused by static load induced by prolonged standing periods, out to the side position of upper arms, twisting and bending and awkward gripping of utensils combined with repetitive forceful movements...
This short video demonstrates how simple measures, such as adjusting the chair at the correct height within the hairdressers business, MSDs can be avoided.
Case study 5.6 in this report: A large retail bakery in the United Kingdom decided to take the opportunity of refurbishment plans to reduce the risk of upper-limb disorders in its predominately female workforce. Independent ergonomists assessed the suitability of its current food preparation benches...