Bloodborne Pathogens

Hairdressers and their clients can be exposed to viruses and bacteria that can cause diseases such as HIV, AIDS, and hepatitis. These diseases can be life-threatening and are more common than one might anticipate. If you cut the hair of 12 clients a day, you’ll come into contact with someone with hepatitis C 40 times in one year. Pathogens are spread by direct contact with the body fluids, particularly blood, of an infected person.