INSPECT BARBER AND BEAUTY SHOPS
Section I. SANITATION STANDARDS FROM AR 40-5
Beauty and barbershops are a basic source for the spread of communicable
diseases due to the many people who use their services. For this reason, beauty and
barber shops must undergo frequent inspections to detect any unsafe or unsanitary
practices and conditions. AR 40-5 states fundamental standards for maintaining barber
and beauty shops in a sanitary condition. The job of the inspector is to determine that
facilities fulfill these standards.
SANITARY STANDARDS FOR BARBER AND BEAUTY SHOPS FROM AR 40-5
The sections of AR 40-5 that discuss sanitary standards for barber and beauty
shops are presented in this paragraph. As an inspector, you should be thoroughly
familiar with these standards.
a. General Information.
(1) AR 40-5 states the following general information for barber and beauty
5-18. Barber and Beauty Shop Sanitation. General. Skin disease
may be transmitted either through direct contact or by formites, such
as towels, combs, clippers, or razors. Skin diseases of concern
include scalp ringworm (tinea capitis), ringworm of the beard (tinea
barbae), impetigo, and staphylococcal infections.
(2) Remember, skin infections can be transmitted through items used in
barber or beauty shop. Common infections are ringworm, impetigo, and other
(1) AR 40-5 states the following standards for barber and beauty shops:
Employees of barber and beauty shops will adhere to the following