Hairdressers and other personal carers — working environment guide

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Dánsko
Danish
2013

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The web page contains a guideline for hairdressers issued by the Danish Working Environment Authority. It covers risk assessment, chemicals, skin stress, ergonomics and the physical working environment, as well as young, pregnant and nursing workers. The typical products used in hairdressing are listed and classified regarding their impact on human health, and preventive measures are also given. This guideline is part of an overall series that includes several brochures and is placed on a web page for hairdressers that forms part of a guidance section for different sectors. 

The guide targets, in particular, managers and employees dealing with or responsible for occupational safety and health. However, it can be used by anyone who is interested in the working environment.

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Sector / Industry covered: 
Kadeřnické, kosmetické a podobné činnosti
Provider: 
Danish Working Environment Authority
Tasks covered: 
Beauty Culture
Other
Hazard - physical state: 
Aerosols
Dusts
Liquids
Vapours
Hazard - health effects: 
Allergens
Carcinogens
Irritants
Toxic substances
Exposure route: 
Dermal contact
Inhalation
Skin absorption
Substance Description: 

Products used in hairdressing, e.g. dyes and bleaching agents.

Prevention measures: 
Level 1. Substitution
Level 2. Technical measures, e.g. local exhaust ventilation
Level 3. Reducing / minimising the risk by personal measures (PPE)
Purpose of the material: 
Guidance
Target group: 
Employers
Managers
Safety officers
Supervisor
Workers representatives

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