The government (Ministry of Social Affairs), employers and employees representatives agreed that they wanted to see a major reduction in the number of new cases of dermatitis among hairdressers setting a target of a 50% reduction by the year 2005. They decided to draw-up a covenant (voluntary, national agreement) for the sector, setting out targets and measures that needed to be taken to tackle the problem. The covenant places obligations on employers to provide safer workplaces, employees to follow safe work practices and manufacturers to modify their products to prevent skin contact with their products.
Level of Education: Continuing vocational education and training
Lead Organisation: Vakraad voor het Kappersbedrijf,(Hairdressing Council)