Beauty and Salon
This website and the companion guide support EPA's commitment to ensuring greater transparency in the ingredients in products and to increase public access to chemical information.
The Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) in Ontario notes hairdressers are more likely to develop occupational asthma than many other workers. In addition,many countries have documented an increased risk of work-related asthma for hairdressers and nail technicians.
This website aims to provide pertinent and current safety and health information, resources and tools for Cosmetology teachers and their students, who will be young adult professionals working in salons after their educational program and successful completion of the licensing exam (theoretical and practical components).
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Learn about formaldehyde in hair smoothing products and protecting worker heath.
Following a brief introduction to the hairdressing sector and occupational health and safety in the sector, this article includes sections on ‘How to do a Risk Assessment’ and ‘How to use a Checklist’. A checklist is then presented to help identify the hazards in the sector.
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Keratin Based Smoothing Products and the Presence of Formaldehyde (Oregon OSHA & CROET at OHSU) (PDF)http://www.orosha.org/pdf/Final_Hair_Smoothing_Report.pdf
This report addresses issues related to the use of formaldehyde containing hair straighteners in salons. Issued October 29, 2010.
This page, provided by California Department of Public Health, provides links to cosmetic-related publications provided by other groups and agencies.
Practitioners and consumers alike can benefit from checking out OHLA's public education resources concerning salon health, safety and infection control.