|Document ID (ISN)||105855|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0105-1873 - Contact Dermatitis
|Convention or series no.
||Nixon R., Roberts H., Frowen K., Sim M.
||Knowledge of skin hazards and the use of gloves by Australian hairdressing students and practising hairdressers
||Feb. 2006, Vol.54, No.2, p.112-116. 19 ref.
||This study of occupational contact dermatitis among hairdressers involved 193 trainee hairdressers and 184 practising hairdressers, who completed a questionnaire detailing their knowledge of skin hazards, the skills they practised and the frequency of glove use. Knowledge of skin hazards was poor in both groups. While up to 70% of participants correctly identified hairdressing chemicals as potential skin hazards, less than 15% correctly identified the role of wet work. Only a small proportion recognized that hairdressing chemicals could cause allergy. Less-experienced hairdressers often handled chemicals, particularly hair dyes containing p-phenylene diamine. The use of gloves was inadequate, particularly when performing work at the basin, which both junior and senior hairdressers did on a regular basis. Recommended strategies for the prevention of hand dermatitis among hairdressers include improved student education, appropriate glove use and the application of after-work moisturizing creams.
||safety consciousness; hairdressing; skin diseases
||protective gloves; allergens; irritants; Australia; young persons; hair preparations; skin creams; questionnaire survey; apprentices; p-phenylenediamine
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Australia|
||Commerce, services, offices
|Broad subject area(s)
Hairdressing & beauty parlours
Safety culture and safety consciousness