Barber and beauticians will not work when ill with communicable
disease or conditions, which might be transferred to a patron.
Pre-employment physical examinations are required to ensure
freedom from communicable disease. Examinations prior to work,
return after illness, and special examinations may be required at
discretion of the surgeon. Examination authority, including incident
hospitalization, is contained in AR 40-3.
Barber and beauticians must keep their person and clothing clean
when attending patrons and will wear a washable outer coat or
Employees will wash hands thoroughly with soap and warm water
before attending each patron.
(a) Before working in a barber or beauty shop, personnel are required to
take a physical examination. This is done to ensure they are free of communicable
(b) Barber and beauticians must not work when they are sick with a
c. Sanitary Facilities.
(1) AR 40-5 states the following standards for barber and beauty shop
Barber and beauty shops will not be located in food service or
Barber and beauty shops will be provided an adequate supply of hot
and cold running water, proper plumbing fixtures, and adequate
waste disposal. At fixed installations, a minimum of one lavatory will
be provided for each two chairs located conveniently to both chairs
Shop interiors will be adequately lighted and ventilated.
Shops will be maintained in a sanitary condition at all times. Cut hair
will be removed frequently from the floors using dustless methods.