E-fact 34 - Risk assessment for Hairdressers
23/09/2008 Type: E-facts 14 pages

E-fact 34 - Risk assessment for Hairdressers

Keywords:Dangerous substances, Musculoskeletal disorders, OSH and young people, Risk assessment, Women and OSH

Following a brief introduction to the hairdressing sector and occupational health and safety in the sector, this article includes sections on ‘How to do a Risk Assessment’ and ‘How to use a Checklist’. A checklist is then presented to help identify the hazards in the sector. An extensive list of ‘proposed solutions and examples of preventive measures’ is then considered for different questions posed in the general checklist. A case study is then presented, to show the importance of identifying hazards and taking the appropriate preventive measures. Finally, sources of further information are presented at the end of the article.


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