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Title: Lower Pioneer Valley Educational Collaborative Project Funded by the Toxics Use Reduction Institute

Lower Pioneer Valley Educational Collaborative
Project Funded by the Toxics Use Reduction
Institute US Environmental Protection Agency
  • Sue Viens and Lynn Rose
  • MA Division of Occupational Safety

Model Cosmetology Salon Training Program
Goals of the Project
  • Develop Model Training Salon.
  • Use Model Salon to train 3 audiences
  • Vocational Students
  • Vocational Teachers (professional development)
  • Professional Cosmetologists
  • Develop recommendations to use Toxics Use
    Reduction as the first step in meeting the
    revised Chapter 74 safety requirements.

What is Toxics Use Reduction?
  • TUR is a procedure used to examine Cosmetology
    processes to determine opportunities for
    reduction or elimination of hazardous chemicals
    in products.
  • TUR examines Cosmetology Processes and asks
  • Why is this chemical being used?
  • Is there another method that does not require the
    use of a chemical?
  • If the activity truly requires chemical use, is
    there a safer chemical alternative?
  • If no alternatives exist, is the chemical being
    used efficiently?

Safety Philosophy - Cosmetology in the Early
Years As a Teacher
  • Safety of the Students was not about exposure
    prevention, it was about
  • Not getting burned from equipment
  • Not getting cut from equipment
  • Slipping on spilled product
  • Professionalism in application of service was
    not about exposure prevention
  • Avoid spilling product to prevent messes
  • Gloves were used to avoid getting product on skin
    for aesthetic reasons

Safety Philosophy - Cosmetology Then and Now As
Were unaware of the risk factors of working with
hazardous products
  • Focus was on the outcome of the service
  • Following manufacturers directions
  • Expertise of the stylist
  • Focus was on the safety of the customer
  • By keeping the product off of customer clothes
    and their skin, and out of eyes

Philosophy of Industry Today MA Board of
Licensure (Cosmetology)
  • Testing for skill only, not for use of product
  • They simulate the task by using a generic
  • E.g., for testing on nail applications, they
    only have to apply a tip, not the acrylic.
  • Concern for sanitation and safety for customer
  • Only for technician not transmit germs to the
  • Not for technicians exposure to products.

Health and Safety Paradigm Shift in the Industry
Change in Attitude As Cosmetologists continued in
the field, they began to realize that long-term
exposure to hazardous products can result in
health problems.
  • This was illustrated by the death of several
    prominent icons in the industry.
  • The products also caused problems that could not
    be masked, such as the odor from the acrylic nail
    products and the dust, which alerted technicians
    that they were receiving exposures.

HS Paradigm Shift in Vocational Education
  • The Career and Technical Education requirements
    from DOE for student safety training has changed
  • Change came under pressure from OSHA.
  • To prepare students to work in an OSHA regulated
  • Revised Chapter 74 Regulations
  • Aligns the vocational requirements with the
    Academic Frameworks.
  • Provides a Safety Guide to enable Technical Areas
    to develop safety plans for the shop.
  • Requires the Frameworks to incorporate safety
    into each task.

Revised Chapter 74 Regulations Safety Guide
Requires every Technical Area to have
  • A Health and Safety Plan - Procedures to prevent,
    prepare for and respond to hazardous incidents.
  • Health and Safety Inspection Checklists
  • Safety and Emergency Response Equipment and
  • Materials Safety Data Sheets

Revised Chapter 74 Regulations Frameworks
Collection of Competencies
  • Goal establish a high standard of proficiency
  • Raise technical education standards
  • Standardize academic component (universal for
    each technical area)
  • Methodology - Frameworks
  • List tasks
  • Describes procedures

How will the LPVEC Project Work to
Incorporate TURI Concepts into the Cosmetology
  • It will illustrate how to use TUR concepts as the
    1st step in meeting the requirements of the
    revised Chapter 74 Regulations. (see how to -
    next slide)
  • It will promote the use of the TURI Curriculum,
    Health and Beauty Can Go Hand in Hand, as a tool
    to accomplish this.

TUR as the First Step in Developing a HS Plan
TUR reduces health and safety risks. Thus, it
reduces the need to manage them!
  • It eliminates potential problems
  • health exposures skin absorption, inhalation,
  • environmental problems spills, hazardous waste
    disposal, etc.
  • Thus, it reduces HS management and need for HS
  • chemical storage and emergency response -
    equipment and supplies
  • exposure controls - ventilation
  • personal protective equipment gloves,
    goggles, apron, masks

A Class 3 Flammable Can be ignited under almost
all ambient temperature conditions.
Example of TUR Integration into the Frameworks
  • Differentiate between permanent wave solutions
    and consider the different health risks of each.
    Explain how products affect client and technician
    as well as the hair. Some products have a lower
    pH and are less harsh to the hair, but are more

Relaxers Explain the types of hair relaxers,
their different abilities to relax hair, and the
different levels of risk they pose to the client
and the technician
Challenges Why not safe and stylish? Health and
Beauty can Go Hand in Hand
  • Shifting Paradigm
  • From
  • Skepticism I am fine, nothing is going to
    happen to me.
  • The products must be okay since it is on the
  • This is not what the work is about.
  • To motivating Cosmetologists through developing
    their understanding
  • Of the product chemical hazards
  • How to reduce those hazards through TUR and
    proper management

The Motivation
  • For What - To provide safe and stylish services
    without sacrificing health.
  • How - Through product research and technical
    assistance from distributors, suppliers,
    technicians, TURI, and the Healthy Cosmetology
  • Why - To enhance the professional services
    offered, not eliminate them.

Shifting Paradigm
  • Requires
  • Increased awareness through professional
  • Changes in work practices and products used.
  • Changes in salon design and management.
  • Development of TUR and HS program.
  • Creation of industry demand for product

The Cosmetology Program
Will use the following Toxics Use Reduction
  • Selection of the least toxic products available.
  • Education of students in least toxic salon
  • Promotion of safe work practices (use, storage
    and housekeeping of hazardous products) to
    prevent accidents.

Blonding as an alternative to bleaching
The Program will use the AREC Health and Safety
Anticipation Preparing to deal with hazardous
products in the salon. Recognition Identifying
the products involved and the dangers they
present. Evaluation Discovering how these
products can affect health and harm the
environment when used, stored, and disposed
of. Control Selecting methods and products to
eliminate or reduce any danger.
  • Anticipate

Reducing Exposures - Hierarchy of Controls
  • Toxics Use Reduction
  • (process or product substitution)
  • 2) Engineering Controls Ventilation
  • 3) Work Practices/Chemical Management
  • 4) Personnel Protective Equipment

Model Salon Design Product Dispensary
Separate Product Dispensary to maintain chemical
  • Establishing appropriate environmental conditions
    (heat, ignition sources, water).
  • Separating out salon functions, e.g., separating
    the laundry facilities (ignition sources) from
    product dispensary.
  • Venting dispensary 100 directly to the outside.

Model Salon Design Product Dispensary
  • Separating products into compatible cabinets
  • Flammables
  • e.g. solvents, nail finishes
  • Oxidizers
  • e.g. hair peroxide
  • Corrosives
  • base e.g. relaxers
  • acid e.g., primers

Model Salon - Ventilation
  • Using ventilated nail tables designed by the
    National Institute of Occupational Health and
    Safety to prevent exposure to nail product
  • Ventilating the entire salon work area 100
    directly to the outside.
  • Using product dispensing equipment to reduce

Model Salon Safety and Emergency Response Features
  • Designing salon layout to ensure safe transport
    of hazardous products and quick access to
    emergency response equipment and supplies.
  • Using state of the art emergency response
    equipment and supplies, located the appropriate
    distance from hazards.
  • Posting signs for safety and emergency response.

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