Part of being a skin care professional is identifying risks, and knowing how to keep your clients and your team safe. Many professionals may have learned about the importance of risk management while in school; in fact, at times it may have seemed most of the curriculum was built around using scare tactics to get students to follow safety rules. The purpose of this article is not meant to frighten you, but to empower you with information to be used for implementing procedures and gathering information to keep you safe and keep your business productive.
What would you do?
Following is a simple scenario that illustrates just how complicated the subject of safety can be.
A skin care professional is performing a modified Jessner’s peel on a client and is on the second layer when the power goes out in the building. Only half of the treatment is completed, and the Jessner’s solution is open and in a dish. There is no window or other light source in the room, but there are some candles that could be lit, and the client wishes to continue the treatment. What would you do?