If you are a hairdresser working or living in the Wadebridge area than it is not inevitable that you will suffer from dermatitis. It is a common occupational disease amongst hairdressers but that does not mean that it is unavoidable. There are several simple steps that an employer can take to avoid being caught up in an injury lawyer in Wadebridge dermatitis hairdressing claim. All they have to do is follow the precautions and help their staff to prevent this unpleasant condition. If these steps are not taken and an employee develops dermatitis then they may be able to start an injury lawyer in Wadebridge dermatitis compensation claim if they can show that the condition was the fault of their employer.
Accident Advice Helpline are a personal injury legal firm that can help you with your injury lawyer in Wadebridge dermatitis claim. They have a team of highly trained personal injury lawyers who deal with this type of claim every week. They have the skills and knowledge to negotiate the highest levels of compensation for your injury lawyer in Wadebridge dermatitis hairdressing claim.
Here are the top 5 tips for preventing hairdressing related dermatitis.
Top 5 tips for preventing injury lawyer dermatitis hairdressing claims
- Employees should always wear disposable non-latex gloves when they are shampooing, rinsing or applying bleach or colour to the hair. This means that employers have to make sure that there is a plentiful supply of these gloves in the appropriate sizes and that staff are encouraged to wear them. This may involve training and alerting staff to the dangers of dermatitis.
- Hands should be dried thoroughly after every occasion when they get wet. This should be done using a soft cotton or soft paper towel. Employers have to make sure that sufficient paper towels are available. Checks should be made throughout the day and more paper towels should be provided if they have run out.
- After hands have been washed, they should be moisturised. They should also be moisturised at the start of the working day. Training may be needed to ensure that staff do not forget to moisturise fingertips, webs of the fingers and wrists.
- Gloves should be changed in between clients but employees should not contaminate their hands as they take off the gloves – there is more on this below.
- Skin should be checked regularly for signs of dermatitis.
Care when taking off gloves- you don’t want to have to call an injury lawyer in Wadebridge
There is a correct procedure for removing single use gloves which reduces the risks of contaminating your skin with whatever chemical was on the gloves. There are posters that can be obtained from the Health and Safety Executive showing how this can be done. It involves hooking your fingers into the top of the gloves and pulling them down. Employees should receive training in how to do this correctly so that they can avoid chemical contamination of their skin.
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Date Published: 28th October 2013
Author: David Brown