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Katie_H

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Posted 06 April 2022 - 02:38 PM

We have an employee that we have sent home due to false eyelashes, to be honest I had not noticed they were false as they looked so natural. They are the individually placed lashes that you have to go to a professional to get removed. We are getting push back that they are not a risk as they are just like natural lashes and she can't remove them as they "are a part of her".

 

Has anyone else dealt with this and how have you handled it? Our current plan is they have to get them removed if they are going to continue working with us as we don't want to start having to make exceptions here and there, that just makes more problems down the road. 



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Posted 06 April 2022 - 03:03 PM

Ideally, you should do a hazard analysis - but I don't see how it could be done. Unfortunately, food safety/hygiene rules are same for everyone without exceptions. This time, you allow to have false eyelashes, next time somebody'd state that their wedding ring or nose piercing ring is "part of them" - and what would you do, make exceptions on and on? But let's see what other members say: they might have this experience



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Posted 06 April 2022 - 03:19 PM

I don't make exceptions.   Just like O said, you give um an inch, they want a mile.   Lose the eyebrows or find other employment.   It's harsh from their point of view, and I get that, but it is what it is.  Tell her she's so pretty, she don't need no fake brows!  



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Posted 06 April 2022 - 03:21 PM

We have an employee that we have sent home due to false eyelashes, to be honest I had not noticed they were false as they looked so natural. They are the individually placed lashes that you have to go to a professional to get removed. We are getting push back that they are not a risk as they are just like natural lashes and she can't remove them as they "are a part of her".

 

Has anyone else dealt with this and how have you handled it? Our current plan is they have to get them removed if they are going to continue working with us as we don't want to start having to make exceptions here and there, that just makes more problems down the road. 

You did the right thing. Think of it like acrylic nails done in the salon. Both are attached well but will come off over time.



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Posted 06 April 2022 - 03:36 PM

I agree with what you did. Eyelashes fall off,...and where will they go?


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Posted 06 April 2022 - 04:40 PM

Been there, done that. I'd even bring out the policy acknowledgement she signed (gmp handbook possibly) and show her where it states "no false eye lashes" and any other gmp trainings she has signed off acknowledging this. 

 

If you do it for one, you will have to do it for everyone. It's not worth it. She can either lose the fake lashes or lose the job-it's her choice. 


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Posted 08 April 2022 - 01:26 PM

We added it to the false nails / nail polish section in our GMPs. During my research I queried woven and "permanent" false eyelashes and it was specifically stated that they are designed to fall out like your natural eyelashes which showed in the risk assessment that it basically doubled the risk of introduction of "biological" contaminants which is unacceptable for food safety as well as Quality. We had one person come in trying to make a good impression with new false nails, piercings and false eyelashes. She lasted about a week once I made her remove all of the false stuff. It's unnecessary introduction of a contaminant that can be completely prevented. Stick to your guns.



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Posted 22 April 2022 - 04:19 PM

No means no.


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