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Document ID (ISN)75816
CIS number 00-1621
Year 1998
Convention or series no. HSE Specialist Inspector Reports No.56
Author(s) Keddie C.
Health and Safety Executive
Title A study of occupational dermatitis in further education training hairdressing establishments in Scotland
Bibliographic information HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, 1998. iv, 12p. Illus. 9 ref.
Abstract Hairdressers are known to be subject to a high risk of dermatitis. A total of 200 apprentice hairdressers attending 20 vocational education institutions were given structured questionnaires with the aim of assessing their level of awareness of occupational safety and health issues within their profession. Course senior lecturers or department health and safety representatives were also questioned. 20% of the students had pre-existing skin problems. A similar level had pre-existing respiratory problems, a history of allergy and were taking medication related to these conditions. A further 10% developed significant skin symptoms and 3% respiratory symptoms since commencing their training. The report makes several recommendations, in particular with respect to pre-entry health screening and training.
Descriptors (primary) dermatitis; apprentices; hairdressing; risk awareness
Descriptors (secondary) asthma; vocational training; vocational selection; pre-employment medical examinations; educational institutions; allergy tests; information of personnel; questionnaire survey
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Commerce, services, offices
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Skin diseases
Hairdressing & beauty parlours
Psychological factors