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L’hôtellerie - Un secteur en peine, mais les solutions existent
L'hôtellerie en France, c'est plus de 21 000 établissements dans lesquels travaillent 187 000 salariés. « Avec 215 jours d'arrêts par maladie professionnelle et l'attribution d'une incapacité dans 40 % des cas, les salariés de l'hôtellerie sont particulièrement exposés à un risque de désinsertion professionnelle », souligne Christophe Ballue, contrôleur de sécurité à la Cramif. Au total, plus de 520 000 journées de travail ont...
A universal rig for supporting large hammer drills: Reduced injury risk and improved productivity
Drilling holes into concrete with heavy hammer and rock drills is one of the most physically demanding tasks performed in commercial construction and poses risks for musculoskeletal disorders, noise induced hearing loss, hand arm vibration syndrome and silicosis. The aim of this study was to (1) use a participatory process to develop a rig to support pneumatic rock drills or large electric hammer drills in order to reduce the health risks and (2) evaluate the usability of the rig. Seven prototype rigs for supporting large hammer drills were developed and modified with feedback from commercial contractors...
Protecting Nail Salon Workers
Last week, the New York Times published a two-part series highlighting what it characterized as exploitative employment practices and unsafe working conditions for nail salon workers, including exposures to hazardous chemicals. On the heels of the reports, New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo on May 11 ordered emergency measures in the state “to prevent unlawful practices and unsafe working conditions in the nail salon industry.” Recognizing and controlling occupational hazards are important steps to protect this vulnerable working population. Census data show there are 17,000 nail salons...

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