Protecting nail salon workers from on-the-job hazards
Nail salons are mostly small businesses that employ or contract with trained
professionals to provide clients with nail services including, but not limited
to, nail filing and polishing, artificial nail application, and other hand- and
A new US-American Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) web page provides information and educational resources on protecting nail salon workers from chemical, biological, and other hazards on the job.
The nail technicians working in salons face possible health hazards every day. The hazards include exposure to chemicals from glues, polishes, removers, and other salon products; muscle strains from awkward positions or repetitive motions; and risk of infection from contact with client skin, nails, or blood.
OSHA's new Safety and Health topics page on Health Hazards in Nail Salons gives important information about these hazards and the steps that nail salon workers and employers can take to prevent injuries and illnesses.
AplusA-online.de - Source: Occupational Safety and Health Administration