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1 Safety in the Hairstyling Classroom
TXJ2O1, TXJ 3E1, TXJ 4E2

2 Decontamination There are 3 levels of decontamination:
Sterilization – Autoclave Disinfection – Barbicide Sanitation – Washing your hands

3 Disinfection The most effective form of decontamination in the salon is disinfection. Disinfectants such as barbicide are used to keep all tools and equipment clean. Stations and chairs must be disinfected as well.

4 Stylist Safety Stylist should always wash their hands before working on a client. Stylist should always wear smocks to keep chemicals, haircolour and hair off of their clothing. Stylist must wear closed toe shoes when working with chemicals and all haircutting tools. When mixing chemicals such as disinfectants, haircolour and permanent waving solutions stylist must wear gloves and safety goggles.

5 Client Safety Stylist must drape all clients properly for each service. Shampoo – towel and shampoo cape Colour/perm – plastic bag, towel, cape

6 Safety Procedure – General Housekeeping
Everything has a proper storage location If you don’t know where it is, please ask. Things to report to teacher If it is broken, report it. If it doesn’t work, report it. If it is broken or doesn’t work don’t use it. Dirt, dust, debris are harmful to your safety and health. Always tidy up after yourself. If you spill or drop fluid, clean it. Never mix chemicals without proper training.

7 Safety Procedures – Mixing Chemicals
Read WHMIS/MSDS for identified products to be used. Following manufacture’s directions, perform a patch test on the client 24 hours prior to service. Only mix in a glass or plastic container, never metal. Ensure client is draped properly. Read instructions provided before beginning application. Wear safety glasses and disposable gloves when mixing. Discard unused portion of chemicals. Do not add products to the lotion or neutralizer unless specified by the manufacturer.

8 Safety Procedures – Permanent Waves
Wear personal protective equipment. Do not continue a service if a client has contagions or lesions in the scalp. Once the perm rods are in place, protect the clients skin by applying a protective barrier cream around the hairline. Wrap cotton around hairline. Cover clients eyes with a clean towel. After lotion is applied, replace the cotton with fresh cotton. Process according to directions. Never leave your client unattended during a chemical process. Discard excess solution.

9 Safety Procedures – Hair Colour
Wear personal protective equipment. Complete a strand test prior to day or application. Determines timing. Do not apply colour if abrasions are present on the scalp. Protect skin around hairline with barrier cream. Do not allow haircolour to get into clients eyes. Do not overlap a tint retouch. Follow manufacturers’ instructions. Rinse colour out of hair completely. Discard excess chemicals.

10 Safety Procedures – Scissors and other Haircutting Tools
Wear personal protective equipment. (closed toe shoes) Disinfect all equipment before use. If equipment is dropped on the floor, repeat disinfection. Hold scissors according to teacher instructions. Never use a razor without a guard. Never point scissors toward client. When cutting, always know where the point of the scissors are prior to closing the blades. Ensure hands are dry prior to using the scissors. Sweep floor immediately after you finish cutting to prevent falls. Never run with scissors in your hand.

11 Student Responsibilities
Conduct: Students must: Comply with school board safety and health policies and regulations. Follow all classroom and equipment safety rules and procedures. Demonstrate to the satisfactions of the teacher all procedures and techniques related to safety. Practice safe work procedures. Report all unsafe conditions, equipment, practices and injuries to the teacher. Report all unsafe behaviour of others to the teacher Use safety equipment, machine guards, tools, and equipment as they were designed. Inform the teachers of medical conditions, medication or other limitations which may affect the safety and well-being of themselves and others so that modifications can be made. Not use equipment or attempt routines if untrained, unsure or unsupervised. Clean machines, waste and spills as created as to avoid slip hazards. Students are responsible for learning the locations and use of: Fire extinguishers Fire blankets Eyewash stations First aid boxes Emergency stop buttons Fire exit procedures

12 Student Responsibilities
Dress: Students must: - Use appropriate personal protective equipment for each activity. - Remove or contain loose clothing, rings, wrist watches and jewellery in situations involving rotating equipment such as rotating shafts, spindles, gears and belts. - Contain long hair (ex: in a net or safety cap) in situations involving open flames or rotating equipment. Hygiene: - Protect any cuts or open wounds with dressings or appropriate gloves. - Not eat or drink in the lab. - Not apply cosmetics in work areas. - Clean hands and clothing before eating, drinking, applying makeup or other personal hygiene.

13 Safety Procedures – Manicures and Pedicures
Wear personal protective equipment. Ensure client does not have infection of nail or nail bed. Do not perform procedures if you have a contagious disease or infected hand. All equipment must be new or disinfected. Ensure there is enough floor space around your work station. Disinfect table and check stools and chairs for defaults. Make sure sharp implements are in a safe place. Use clean dry towels only. If using cuticle nippers, be careful not to cut the client. If you do, use antiseptic solution on the client. Discard all disposable materials. Disinfect all equipment when finished using them. Return all products and clean implements to safe storage.

14 Safety Procedures – Thermal Styling Tools
Wear proper Personal Protective Equipment, PPE, as directed at all times. Never work on a client you may suspect has a parasitic infection. Never work on a client if you have parasitic infection. Wash your hands prior to beginning each client service and after. Ensure the floor around your work area is dry and free of debris. Only use electrical equipment that has been CSA approved. Do not use equipment that has frayed cords. Check the condition of electrical cords on equipment. Report all problems to your instructor immediately. Replace worn or damaged cords. Check temperature of irons, do not over heat. When using a hot iron, do not use metal implements. Ensure hair is completely dry before using a hot iron. Protect the clients scalp with a comb while using curling iron. Never allow the curling iron to touch the clients scalp. Replace all equipment in the equipment holder when you are not using it or on a protective towel. Do not lay hot irons or dryers on the counter.

15 Safety Procedures - Drying
Wear personal protective equipment. Never work on a client that you suspect has a parasitic infection. Wash hands prior to service. Ensure work area and floor is clean before service. Only use equipment that is CSA approved. Do not use equipment that has frayed cords. Check conditions of all equipment. Report problems to the teacher. When using a dryer do not u se metal implements. When using a dryer make sure you are moving it around at all times to prevent burning the scalp. Check the dryer vents for lent and dust. Return dryer to proper storage.

16 Safety Procedures - Facials
Wear personal protective equipment. Keep fingernails short and smooth to avoid scratching a client. Use a sanitized headband or hair clip on a client during the procedure. Launder all linens that touch the client after each use. Only use brushes and implements that have been properly sanitized and disinfected after each use. Use a disposable spatula to remove product from its container. Eyeliner and lip liner pencils must be re-sharpened after each client and cleaned properly at the end of each day. Use and antiseptic on tweezed areas of the brow and face to avoid infection. Sanitize station and implements thoroughly after use and return products and implements to their designated areas.

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