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Hairdressing poses significant risks of musculoskeletal disorders and dermatitis for Hairdressers
Hairdressers suffering musculoskeletal discomfort, pain or injury means
decreased job performance, lower productivity, increased time off work and possible early retirement from the hairdressing profession.
The causes of this harm to workers in the Industry are largely known.
Ways to prevent this harm exist but are not so well known.
Hairdressers can protect themselves from harm.
There is no reason why any new entrant to the Industry should have to leave the
profession because of work related muscle, joint or tendon discomfort or harm.
Rarely should a hairdresser or apprentice have to leave the Industry because of
There are ways of changing techniques and practices without stress.
The Industry can largely eliminate for new entrants and reduce for existing
hairdressers, the stress of pain in the muscles, tendons and joints.
Hairdressers, tutors and salons need the courage to take on change in work
techniques and work practices …….