THE SANITARY INSPECTION CHECKLIST
Figure 3-1 shows a sample inspection checklist for barber and beauty shops.
Inspection checklist formats may vary but the basic items that you inspect remain the
Section III. PUBLIC HEALTH ASPECTS OF BARBER AND BEAUTY SHOPS
TYPES OF BARBER AND BEAUTY SHOPS
There are two types of barber and beauty shops that will concern the 91S during
a. The Unit Barber Shop. You will normally see this type of shop only while on
field exercises, in oversea areas, or in isolated areas. Unit shops have minimal or no
equipment and are frequently operated with little regard to sanitation or Army
regulations. The unit commander usually authorizes this type of shop and appoints
someone from the unit to run the shop. The operator is often a person with barbering
experience but with little awareness of how barbershops can spread disease.
(1) There are many problems in these shops, and the inspector's main job
will be to educate personnel in the operation of these shops and to make the unit
commander aware of current directives.
(2) This type of shop should be required to have at least the minimum types
of equipment. This includes clean linens, closed storage cabinets for clean linens,
closed waste containers, lavatories with hot and cold running water, approved
disinfectant, and containers for using the disinfectant. Unit shops should not be located
in squad rooms, sleeping quarters, or food service facilities.
(3) In certain oversea areas, the problems posed by unit-type barbershops
are much harder to solve than to find, especially under combat conditions.
b. The Concession or Post Exchange Operated Shop. Shops of this type are
usually found on all posts, camps, and stations located in CONUS and major oversea
installations. Normally, these shops have adequate equipment and facilities for the
sanitary operation of a barber or beauty shop. However, the equipment and facilities
are only as good as the personnel operating them . Quite often, personnel are not
aware of how unsanitary practices can spread disease.