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FDI’s Health & Safety in the Dental Workplace project publishes new guidelines on proper ergonomics and posture

To mark the occasion of World Day for Safety and Health at Work, FDI recently published practical guidelines on ergonomics and posture for dentists and dental teams. 

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Today is World Day for Safety and Health at Work, organized annually by the International Labour Organization (ILO).

To mark this occasion, FDI recently published practical guidelines on ergonomics and posture for oral health professionals as part of the first phase of its Health & Safety in the Dental Workplace project.

Oral health professionals face numerous risks at work: infection by pathogenic bacteria, exposure to chemical substances or radiation, and musculoskeletal disorders from inappropriate working posture, among others.

These new guidelines highlight the importance of ergonomics in the dental workplace. They provide oral health professionals with advice on how to strike a balance between maintaining a good posture and providing efficient treatment.

The next phase of the Health & Safety project will focus on mental health and well-being.

The project is made possible thanks to leading medical and dental product manufacturer, Morita. FDI welcomes Morita’s support to promote well-being in the workplace for all oral health professionals.

About World Day for Safety & Health at Work 2021

Led by the International Labour Organization (ILO), World Day for Safety & Health at Work focuses on strategies to strengthen national occupational safety and health systems to build resilience, in order to face crises now and in the future, drawing on lessons learned and experiences from the world of work.

The ILO will take this opportunity to raise awareness and stimulate dialogue on the importance of creating and investing in resilient occupational safety and health systems, drawing on both regional and country examples in mitigating and preventing the spread of COVID-19 at the workplace.