On 10 August 1999 the NSW Health Department released new Skin Penetration Guidelines under the Public Health (Skin Penetration) Regulation 2000.
All hairdressing salons and barber shops are required to be registered with their local council. The premises must be provided with floor coverings, shelves, fittings and furniture that are suitable for the carrying out of hairdressing. The premises must also be provided with facilities that are adequate for the purpose of storing hairdressing appliances and utensils in a hygienic manner.
The aims of the Regulation are to minimise the risk of transmission of diseases, promote safe work environments, and public awareness of health and safety.
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