Thursday, October 23, 2008

Barbers Protect their Staff Insufficiently

More than two-thirds of the barber shops and three-quarters of the training for barbers do not provide sufficient protection for staff and students against dangerous chemicals and physical stress. More than a third of the barbers receive complaints about RSI or back problems; 20% suffer from eczema on their hands from chemicals in various products. These are the findings of the Labor Inspectorate in 436 locations.

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