Beauty and Salon

General Information

Date Added Resource Source
Nov 2014

Beauty and the Beast: Unmasking the impacts of toxic chemicals on salon workers (PDF)

http://www.womensvoices.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/Beauty-and-Its-Beast.pdf

This report will highlight the results of decades of research on the beauty care workforce, demonstrating the disproportionate incidence of cancers, neurological diseases, immune diseases, birth defects, reproductive disorders, skin diseases, asthma, and breathing problems in this population.

(WVE)
Mar 2014

Occupational health and safety in the hairdressing sector

https://osha.europa.eu//en/publications/literature_reviews/occupational-health-and-safety-in-the-hairdressing-sector

This report describes the risks faced by hairdressers and outlines what action is being taken within the EU to both protect workers and develop an integrated approach to safety and health in this sector.

(European Agency for Safety and Health at Work)
Jul 2013

Healthy Hair Care and the Environment

http://www.epa.gov/region9/healthy-hair/index.html

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.

(EPA)
Aug 2012

Work-Related Asthma - Asthma Action Plan

http://www.on.lung.ca/document.doc?id=1128

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.

(WSIB)
Jul 2012

New Jersey Safe Schools Program: Cosmetology Safety and Health Website

http://www.njsafeschools.org/Cosmetology/index.html

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).

(New Jersey Department of Education)
Dec 2011

OSHA Hair Salon Topic Page

http://www.osha.gov/SLTC/hairsalons/index.html

Learn about formaldehyde in hair smoothing products and protecting worker heath.

(OSHA)
Jan 2011

European Agency for Safety and Health at Work: Risk assessment for Hairdressers

http://osha.europa.eu/en/publications/e-facts/efact34

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.

(European Agency for Safety and Health at Work)
Oct 2010

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.

(Oregon OSHA)
Sep 2010

California Safe Cosmetics Program - Related Links and Resources

http://www.cdph.ca.gov/programs/cosmetics/Pages/links.aspx#Others

This page, provided by California Department of Public Health, provides links to cosmetic-related publications provided by other groups and agencies.

(CDPH)
Sep 2007

Oregon Board of Cosmetology Safe Salons Public Education Campaign

http://egov.oregon.gov/OHLA/COS/Features/Safe_Salons.shtml

Practitioners and consumers alike can benefit from checking out OHLA's public education resources concerning salon health, safety and infection control.

(OHLA)