|Document ID (ISN)||103971|
|ISSN - Serial title
||1250-3274 - Archives des maladies professionnelles et de médecine du travail
|Convention or series no.
||Cervantès M.H., Sellier N., Loriot J., Verdier R., Dujols P., Picot M.C.
||Perceived risk of occupational skin disease among hairdressers
||Perception du risque professionnel cutané chez les coiffeurs [in French]|
||Oct. 2004, Vol.65, No.6, p.470-479. Illus. 14 ref.
||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.
||safety consciousness; hair preparations; hairdressing; chemical products; skin diseases
||protective gloves; subjective assessment; nickel; France; job study; symptoms; personal hygiene; questionnaire survey; shampoos
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||France|
||Commerce, services, offices
|Broad subject area(s)
||Industries and occupations
Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Hairdressing & beauty parlours
Safety culture and safety consciousness