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Document ID (ISN)103971
CIS number 05-87
ISSN - Serial title 1250-3274 - Archives des maladies professionnelles et de médecine du travail
Year 2004
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Cervantès M.H., Sellier N., Loriot J., Verdier R., Dujols P., Picot M.C.
Title Perceived risk of occupational skin disease among hairdressers
Original title Perception du risque professionnel cutané chez les coiffeurs [in French]
Bibliographic information Oct. 2004, Vol.65, No.6, p.470-479. Illus. 14 ref.
Abstract Occupational dermatoses are frequent among hairdressers and often force these workers to switch to other occupations, losing the benefits of their training. This study was carried out to evaluate the perception of this risk among hairdressers in the French region of Languedoc-Roussillon. A questionnaire was addressed to hairdressers covering their perception of cutaneous risk, their awareness concerning the skin hazards from chemicals and accessories, their daily practice of preventive measures and their skin symptoms. Job observations were also carried out in selected hairdressing salons. Among the 533 hairdressers who responded, 106 presented various dermatological lesions. Hairdressers were generally well-aware of the risks involved, although most were ignorant of the hazards due to nickel. They protected themselves adequately when manipulating hairdyes or bleaching treatments, but not when using products for perms or shampoos.
Descriptors (primary) safety consciousness; hair preparations; hairdressing; chemical products; skin diseases
Descriptors (secondary) protective gloves; subjective assessment; nickel; France; job study; symptoms; personal hygiene; questionnaire survey; shampoos
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceFrance
Subject(s) Commerce, services, offices
Broad subject area(s) Industries and occupations
Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Skin diseases
Hairdressing & beauty parlours
Safety culture and safety consciousness
Psychological factors