|Document ID (ISN)||106136|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0373-1944 - Travail et sÚcuritÚ
|Convention or series no.
||Classical musicians - Fine tuning of occupational safety and health
||Musiciens classiques - Bien orchestrer la prÚvention [in French]|
||June 2006, No.663, p.3-9. Illus. 7 ref.
||http://www.travail-et-securite.fr/ArchivesTS/ArchivesTS.nsf/(allDocParRef)/TS663page2_1/$File/TS663page2.pdf?OpenElement [in French]
||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.
||musculoskeletal diseases; health hazards; musicians; hearing loss
||hearing protection; responsibilities of employers; France; repetitive work; work posture; comment on directive; stress factors; legislation; noise level measurement; repetitive strain injury; exposure evaluation
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||France|
||Commerce, services, offices
|Broad subject area(s)
||Industries and occupations
||Diseases of the musculoskeletal system
Entertainment services and sports
Diseases of the ear and hearing damage