Occupational Hazards in Hair Salons

A hair salon may not be at the top of the list of hazardous workplaces, but it is important to remember that accidents and distress occur in every work environment. Salon employers are required to adhere to regulations imposed by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Failure to do so can result in illness or injury to the salon’s employees or even clients.

When accidents occur, it can sometimes be difficult to receive the appropriate compensation. If you have acquired an illness or been injured in the workplace are met with reluctance from insurance companies, contact the Raleigh workers’ compensation lawyers of Scudder Seguin, PLLC, at 919-851-3311 to discuss your rights today.

Common Hazards

Each customer’s salon experience is likely to be different, and may involve the use of dramatically different tools, techniques, and substances. Hair stylists may be exposed to a number of hazards in their day-to-day work, such as:

  • Chemicals — many hair products have dangerous chemicals, including formaldehyde
  • Electric shock — appliances such as hair dryers or straightening irons can be extremely dangerous after their cords and switches have been worn or damaged
  • Sharp objects — cutting and stabbing accidents are surprisingly common
  • Tripping, slipping, and falling — slippery floors, cables, and obstructions can be very dangerous

Contact Us

The Raleigh workers’ compensation lawyers of Scudder Seguin, PLLC, are prepared to help injured salon employees to seek the benefits which they are due under the law. Contact us by calling 919-851-3311 to get started.