02/05/2012

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
foot-care treatments.

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.

More info


AplusA-online.de - Source: Occupational Safety and Health Administration