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European framework agreement on the protection of occupational health an safety

European framework agreement on the protection of occupational health an safety in the hairdressing sector

 

Situation:

 

Preamble:

Health and safety is an issue which should be important to everyone in the hairdressing sector
– selfemployed included where they are personally engaged in work activity in a hairdressing salon that is also the workplace of workers shall comply with specified provisions

 

Clause: Objectives


An integrated approach for the prevention of risks and protection of health and safety at the workplace, particulary in the following areas:

 

  • - Use of material, products and tools, protection of the skin and respiratory tract
  • - Prevention of musculo-skeletal disorders
  • - Working environment and organisation of work
  • - Maternity protection
  • - Mental health and wellbeing


Work in a healthy work environment, establishing provisions in order to prevent, eliminate or reduce work-related health risks in the sector, retaining skilled workers in the sector, ensuring and promoting a high level of protection of health and safety for all workers within the European Union, strengthening the role and importance of national and European sectoral social dialogue


Clause: Use of materials, products and tools, protection of the skin an respiratory tract:


Substitution central:

The employer shall endeavour to use materials, products and tools, which are safer to the health and safety of the workers – if not available use materials, products and tools in a form which involves low exposure
Clause: Prevention of musculo-skeletal disorders (MSD):

Employers shall:

  • - organise rotation of tasks
  • - take into account the most recent ergonomic good practicies when purchasing new equipment and tools

 

  • Clause: Working environment and organisation of work
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- Sufficient space

- non-slip floors

- ventilation

 

Clause:Maternity protection:

 

  • - If the doctor prohibits certain tasks for the pregnant woman, the employer shall take the necessary measures regarding the organisation of work and shall entrust the tasks to other workers

 


Clause: Mental health and wellbeing


- Effective social dialogue at the workplace
The employer shall ensure a careful preparation of work, an appropriate planning of working time and work organisation

 

Clause: Individual protective measures

 

  • - Suitable clothes – in particular shoes with non-slip soles
  • - Not wear jewellery on hands and arms during work, as the skin underneath them is particularly prone to disease as a result of dampness or chemicals.
  • - Gloves provided by the employer that are sufficiently resistant to hairdressing chemicals and strong enough to ensure that they are not damaged by nomal work
  • - Cream

 


Challenges:


The whole concept of the European Social Dialogue

Objectives of joint EU Joint Project

 

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