Type Guides & Tools
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.
Type Case study
ARTEX is a small sewing plant with 14 female employees working five-day single shifts. Repetitive tasks, performed seated, increase the risk of MSDs. In addition to legally-required medical checks, assessment of individual workstations led to improvements in work organisation, layout and equipment...
Type Visual resources, Guides & Tools
ProviderThe central administration of the Federal Public Service (FPS) Employment, Labour and Social Dialogue
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...
Type Case study
The level of vibration generated by a pneumatic screwdriver depends on the power of the internal motor and on the clutch type. Traditional screwdrivers, using a mechanical slip clutch, produce high levels of vibration. Modern clutches that automatically and immediately stop the feeding air when the...
Type Visual resources
This leaflet shows, in a simple way, the possible occupational risks in hairdressing salons: ergonomic risks, chemical risks and safety risks.