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Document ID (ISN)68229
CIS number 96-2130
ISSN - Serial title 0007-9936 - Cahiers de médecine interprofessionnelle
Year 1994
Convention or series no. Fiche médico-professionnelle No.10
Title The ready-to-wear garment trades in Paris
Original title Les métiers parisiens de la confection [in French]
Bibliographic information 1994, Vol.34, No.2. Insert.
Abstract Contents of this occupational data sheet devoted to ready-to-wear dress makers (cutters, machine operators, pressers, particularly those in the Paris area): definition; characteristics of the occupation; description of activities; risks and stresses of the job (connected with the environment, the equipment, the products used, the working hours, the physical and mental workload); occupational diseases (musculoskeletal and cardiovascular problems) and accidents; prevention of hazards (collective, personal, OSH measures, specific first-aid measures - mostly relating to hand injuries); regulations applicable in France. Final remarks: it is the role of the occupational physician to provide guidance on the ergonomic layout of workplaces and the improvement of the thermal environment of ironing workers; it is also his/her responsibility to increase safety consciousness among cutters and machine operators, and to educate workers in proper handling techniques.
Descriptors (primary) tailors, dressmakers and hatters; manufacture of textile goods; occupations; France
Descriptors (secondary) conditions of work; data sheet; health hazards; safety and health engineering
Document type F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
Country / State or ProvinceFrance
Subject(s) Textile and clothing industries
Broad subject area(s) Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Clothing and finished textile products industry