b. AR 40-5 establishes standards for the environment, facilities, and practices of
barber and beauty shops. An inspector should know these standards thoroughly. The
standards and information in AR 40-5 cover the areas of:
(1) Diseases transmitted through barber and beauty shops.
(2) Employee hygiene.
(4) Multiple service and disposable articles.
(5) Sanitary practices.
(6) Sanitation of instruments.
c. The inspection checklist for barber and beauty shops contains basic items
that must be examined. A good inspector uses the checklist as an outline and also
depends upon his knowledge of sanitation when performing the inspection.
d. There are two types of barber and beauty shops: the unit barber shop and
the concession or post exchange-operated shop. Each has its own sanitary problems.
e. The principal authorities responsible for barber and beauty shop sanitation
(1) The post commander, who has overall responsibility for maintaining
sanitary facilities at the post, including barber and beauty shops.
(2) The U.S. Army Medical Department, which must conduct inspections and
(3) The preventive medicine specialist that actually conducts the inspections.
(4) The Post Exchange officer, who is next to the post commander in the
chain of responsibility for barber and beauty shops operated on a concession basis.
f. The communicable diseases most closely associated with barber and beauty
shops are the dermatophytoses, especially ringworm of the scalp and beard, and the
staphylococci diseases such as boils, impetigo, and abscesses.