Risk assessment for hairdressers

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2008

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Following a brief introduction to the hairdressing sector and occupational safety and health in this sector, this e-fact includes sections on how to do a risk assessment and how to use a checklist. An example of a checklist to help identify hazards in the sector is presented. An extensive list of ‘proposed solutions and examples of preventive measures’ are then considered in relation to different questions posed in the checklist. A case study is also included, to show the importance of identifying hazards and taking the appropriate preventive measures. Finally, at the end of the e-fact, sources of further information are listed.

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Sector / Industry covered: 
Kadeřnické, kosmetické a podobné činnosti
Provider: 
European Agency for Safety and Health at Work
Tasks covered: 
Beauty Culture
Hazard - physical state: 
Aerosols
Liquids
Nanoparticles (airborne liquids/solids including smoke or mist)
Hazard - health effects: 
Allergens
Carcinogens
Reprotoxic substances
Irritants
Toxic substances
Infection
Exposure route: 
Dermal contact
Inhalation
Skin absorption
Substance Description: 

Example of chemicals hairdressers may come into contact (e.g. dyes, bleaches (hydrogen peroxide), ammonium persulfate, glyceryl thioglycolate, toluene, formaldehyde, styrene, trichlorethylene, emulsifiers, preservatives and scents etc).

CAS Number: 
7722-84-1
7727-54-0
14974-53-9
108-88-3
50-00-0
100-42-5
79-01-6
EC number: 
231-786-5
203-625-9
200-001-8
202-851-5
201-167-4
231-765-0
239-053-1
Prevention measures: 
Level 1. Substitution
Level 2. Technical measures, e.g. local exhaust ventilation
Level 2. Reducing / minimising the risk by organisational measures, e.g. reducing the number of workers exposed
Level 3. Reducing / minimising the risk by personal measures (PPE)
Training / guidance
Hygiene measures
Purpose of the material: 
Guidance
Risk assessment
Target group: 
Employers
Managers
Occupational health physician
OSH consultant
Safety officers
Workers representatives

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