|Document ID (ISN)||112541|
|Convention or series no.
||Yeomans L., Coldwell M., Saunders J., Farrant J., Codling A., Bowen J., Harris-Roberts J.
Health and Safety Executive
||An exploratory study of occupational health risks for beauty therapists who carry out massage and spray tanning treatments
||HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, 2009. vi, 41p. Illus. 25 ref.
||An_exploratory_study_[INTERNET_FREE_ACCESS] [in English]
||This study explored the possible risks of musculoskeletal and respiratory ill health for beauty therapists who deliver massage and spray tanning treatments. The delivery of these treatments was observed in three salons who also offered facials, waxing, manicures and pedicures. Postural analyses indicated an overall medium risk level of developing MSDs. However, as the reported durations were short and frequencies low, the true risk may be lower. When delivering spray tanning treatments, the workers' personal exposures to specific volatile and semi-volatile organic compounds were all low and the active ingredient in spray tan solution was not detected. The bacterial/fungal contamination of the samples was very low and not considered to pose a risk to health.
||United Kingdom; respiratory diseases; musculoskeletal diseases; beauty parlours; risk factors
||volatile substances; posture recording; exposure evaluation; job study; public OSH institutions; glossary; report
||E - Books, reports, proceedings
|Country / State or Province||United Kingdom|
||Commerce, services, offices
Toxic and dangerous substances
Ergonomics and work organization
|Broad subject area(s)
||Occupational medicine, epidemiology
||Hairdressing & beauty parlours
Diseases of the musculoskeletal system
Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)