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Prevention of musculoskeletal (MSD) problems for hairdressers

Type
Visual resources
Guides & Tools
Country
Belgium
Languages
French
Provider
The central administration of the Federal Public Service (FPS) Employment, Labour and Social Dialogue
Description: 

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 questions: What is a musculoskeletal disorder? What are the risks of MSDs? And, how to prevent MSDs? 

Prevention of musculoskeletal (MSD) problems for hairdressers

Detailed Information

Sector / Industry covered: 
Hairdressing and other beauty treatment
Hazards: 
Manual handling of loads
Repetitive movements/work
Forceful movements
Awkward postures
Static postures - standing
Health effects: 
Back pain or injury
Upper limb disorders
Lower limb disorders
Neck and shoulder disorders
Prevention measures: 
Elimination of hazards
Improving individual working techniques (e.g manual handling postures)
Simple tips and measures
Exercises
Worker groups covered (vulnerable groups etc.): 
Women
Purpose of the material: 
Awareness raising
Guidance
Risk assessment
Target audience: 
Employers
Managers
Workers
Type of visual resource: 
Leaflet/Booklet
Priority area: 
Prevention
Date of Publication / Year : 
2013