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Document ID (ISN)106136
CIS number 07-116
ISSN - Serial title 0373-1944 - Travail et sÚcuritÚ
Year 2006
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Schwartz G.
Title Classical musicians - Fine tuning of occupational safety and health
Original title Musiciens classiques - Bien orchestrer la prÚvention [in French]
Bibliographic information June 2006, No.663, p.3-9. Illus. 7 ref.
Internet access http://www.travail-et-securite.fr/ArchivesTS/ArchivesTS.nsf/(allDocParRef)/TS663page2_1/$File/TS663page2.pdf?OpenElement [in French]
Abstract Classical musicians, and particularly those playing in an orchestra, often suffer from diseases related to their occupation. The main risks are of musculoskeletal diseases due to prolonged awkward postures or repetitive movements and hearing loss due to prolonged exposure to noise. Stress can be an aggravating factor. This article discusses the occupational hazards faced by classical musicians and their means of prevention. Forthcoming legislation based on the Noise Directive will require employers to carry out an exposure evaluation and provide personal protective equipment. The legislation will be applicable in 2006 in most sectors, and will also apply to the music and entertainment sectors after a two-year transition period.
Descriptors (primary) musculoskeletal diseases; health hazards; musicians; hearing loss
Descriptors (secondary) hearing protection; responsibilities of employers; France; repetitive work; work posture; comment on directive; stress factors; legislation; noise level measurement; repetitive strain injury; exposure evaluation
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceFrance
Subject(s) Commerce, services, offices
Broad subject area(s) Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Diseases of the musculoskeletal system
Entertainment services and sports
Diseases of the ear and hearing damage