Development and promotion of recommendations for a healthy and safe working environment through the design of ergonomic workplaces and work processes in the hairdressing sector – Social Dialogue Committe project ERGOHAIR

This project aims at implementing parts of the Social Dialogue Committee 2016 work programme as regards the health and safety aspects at work with particular emphasis on the ergonomic aspects as laid down in the European framework agreement on the protection of occupational health and safety in the hairdressing sector (Clause 5).

The social partners consider that there is a need to take further action with regard to ergonomic risk factors at work and the impact thereof on musculoskeletal health and the inherent consequences of this on employment among hairdressers.

The project will last for 24 months from the start of the preparatory phase until the end of the follow-up: 1 December 2016 until 30 November 2018. This project will include three 2-days workshops in three EU countries bringing together social partner organisations from the hairdressing sector, cross-sector umbrella employer organisations and trade unions, as well as national authorities and experts who specialise in OSH aspects in hairdressing and ergonomics.

The project is ongoing