Individual sanitary neck strips will be used
for each customer.
Covering cloths will be changed, preferably
daily or as often as necessary, to ensure cleanliness
at all times.
Street clothing of operators will not be
stored with that of customers.
Barbers or beauty operators will not eat,
drink, or smoke while attending customers.
Clean, covered sanitary receptacles will be
provided for waste materials and used linen.
The removal of cut hair from the decks
should be done frequently by dustless methods.
Vacuum-equipped clippers are acceptable.
When compressed air is used to remove
hair from customers, the pressure should be 15
psi or less.
Ships barbers are prohibited from shaving
The barbers uniform will consist of a clean
barbers jacket and clean trousers. The barbers
appearance at all times will be neat and tidy.
The barbers hands and fingernails will be
clean at all times.
The barber is forbidden to cut hair of
anyone who has any kind of disease or sore on
the scalp or the back of the neck within the
hairlines. The barber will obtain the name, rate,
and division of any person coming into the
barbershop who is evidently afflicted with a skin
or scalp disease or with sores or boils. This
information will be reported to the medical
The barbers will wash their hands and
sterilize their instruments before serving each
Deodorants and mouthwash should be
made available and their use encouraged.
Each barbers unit will be equipped with
a sponge or paper towels to wipe out the
washbasin and backbar.
Bottles and jars should be kept closed
when not in use.
All instruments must be cleaned
immediately after each use. Scissors, combs,
clipper blades, and other tools must be thoroughly
washed with soap and hot water to remove film
and debris, then dried with disposable tissue and
sterilized after each use.
Clippers must be kept clean at all
times. After each use, foreign matter must be
removed, clippers wiped with cotton saturated
with sterilizing solution, and dried with a
Barbers having any infections or com-
municable diseases must not attend customers.
Barbers will not smoke while attending
customers. The sanitation regulations should be
posted in the barbershop where they can be easily
read and adhered to. As stated earlier in this
chapter, the medical officer or senior Hospital
Corpsman on board will prepare the sanitation
regulations and post them in the barbershop.