Factors determining healthy work conditions in the beauticians’ workplace

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The beauty studio is a place of work where a beautician and her customers spend several hours, hence, it has to meet certain basic hygiene requirements so as to provide employees and customers conditions that keep them safe and healthy. The main dangers to which beauticians are exposed, are of physical, chemical, biological and psychophysical nature. Therefore, it is important to draw employees’ attention to the possible effects of the particular dangers and risks that come about when there is lack of the use of appropriate preventive measures.

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