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Eww! Barber stabbed customer in the chest with scissors after he complained he didn't like his haircut

This kind thing fit happen for Naija? According to report; "The unnamed male customer was unhappy with his cut, so the hairdresser stabbed him with a pair of scissors at a salon in Beijing, China. The hairdresser, only named as Bao, can be seen on CCTV footage running over to the customer as he sits in his chair, plunging the scissors into his chest. Bao then managed to flee the scene, and the customer was taken to hospital."


Via Aliu Abdulwahab
Ingrid Baldwin's insight:

Stacey has assured me that she has never stabbed anyone with her scissors and she never will!  This article highlights how sharp and dangerous scissors can be.  Hairdressers are always telling their clients to stay still (especially the younger ones), this is not only to make sure they are cutting straight, but also to avoid and cutting or puncturing of the skin.  It is very important for Stacey and her staff to put scissors in a secured place when they are not cutting, such as their apron or container, so that children will not easily see them and pick them up.  It is also very important for hairdressers to not carry the scissors with them when retrieving something from across the salon as a trip could be disastrous to themselves, and also a client if they are standing in front of them. 

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Slips, Trips and Accidents in the Workplace - Health and Safety ...

Slips, Trips and Accidents in the Workplace - Health and Safety ... | Hairdressing - more hazardous than you think!! | Scoop.it
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Via Jai Mountford
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Sometimes it is funny to look at these pictures, trip/slip hazards do not only happen to humans but to people as well!

This article reminds us to make sure that all floors, floor areas, pathways and walkways do not have any obstacles or hazards which may cause an accidents.  All employees and visitors should be able to move around the workplace safely and securely.

Obviously Stacey's salon does not have tree trunks that could cause a trip hazard, but she has had a client slip on her floors causing bruising!  She has installed non-slip floors and always cleans up any liquid spill quickly, but she has learnt to check every time she or her employees sweep, to do so thoroughly.  The client slipped on a clump of cut hair that was 'missed' when previously sweeping, which makes it a very slippery surface.  Stacey is aware of how lucky she was as this slip could have cost her money as it was an elderly lady who could have easily broken a bone.

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Organic Hair Products for Kids Hot Tot Review and Coupon

Organic Hair Products for Kids Hot Tot Review and Coupon | Hairdressing - more hazardous than you think!! | Scoop.it
Hot Tot produces salon quality organic hair products for kids. Free from chemicals and never tested on animals and all USA Made!

Via Carlton Jackson
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There are so many chemicals used in hairdressing salons.  Chemicals are in products such as hair dyes, sprays, perm solutions, detergents, shampoo's, conditioners, and hair treatments.  The chemicals in these products can cause skin irritations, and breathing in the fumes may cause headaches and/or respiratory problems.

Stacey's salon is not an organic salon, but she is very aware of the importance of reading the safety information on the labels or MSDS sheets of these products, and makes sure that her employees are also aware of the hazards.

 

Reference:

Knowledge & skills, Workplace hazards in hairdressing, viewed

7 May, 2014

www.education.vic.gov.au/Documents/school/students/.../hairdressing.do...
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Quest 2

Quest 2 | Hairdressing - more hazardous than you think!! | Scoop.it

M is a friend and works in hair dressing. This young woman is starting her career as a hairdresser which involves using her hands, fingers, arms and shoulders in repetitive movements. 

Standing for long periods at a time, often leaning or twisting her upper body into certain positions.Using scissors and combs repetitively and in fast movements. Working with chemicals used for colouring, perming, bleaching.Holding arms and hands up for long periods.

Ingrid Baldwin's insight:

I have chosen Stacey to complete quest 3, she is a hairdresser who owns her own salon.

Ergonomic factors in the hairdressing salon is very important to address as the article suggests, they use parts of their body which is constantly repetitive day in, day out. Standing up all day also takes its toll on their body, especially the legs, feet and back. 

After consultation with my friend Stacey, she has already purchased ergonomic chairs for herself, the staff and the clients.  When I questioned her about the schedule of regular rest brakes to stretch and relax some of the muscles that are in repetitive motion or from overuse, she confessed that she makes sure that her staff do, but she does not herself.  Other ergonomic issues I suggested to her was to wear comfortable shoes that do not restrict movement and to adjust the lighting to a more natural level without glare to avoid eye strain.   

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Hairdryer gives electric shock

Hairdryer gives electric shock | Hairdressing - more hazardous than you think!! | Scoop.it
Ingrid Baldwin's insight:

Hairdryers, curling wands and/or straighteners are used on most of Stacey's clients.  One of the first instructions and warnings she was given when she first went to TAFE for her apprenticeship was to not put these appliances anywhere near water, and to test them regularly for faults.  Stacey has stated to me that she does get her appliances tested regularly by the local electrician, although if an appliance has been dropped (on the hard surface floor) too many times, she prefers to just purchase a new one.

Some other preventative action Stacey can take in her salon regarding electricity are:

- to switch the appliance before pulling out the plug

- disconnect and do not use any faulty appliance, including ones with frayed cords and/or damaged powerpoints

- not to overload powerpoints by using double adapters

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