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Health Hazards in Nail Salons. Nail salon workers can be exposed to chemical, ergonomic, and biological hazards. Products used in nail salons can contain chemicals that workers can inhale or come in contact with. Product substitution, ventilation and simple work practices can reduce exposures.

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Health hazards in nail salons

Health Hazards in Nail Salons


Nail salon workers can be exposed to chemical ergonomic and biological hazards

Nail salon workers can be exposed to chemical, ergonomic, and biological hazards


Products used in nail salons can contain chemicals that workers can inhale or come in contact with

Products used in nail salons can contain chemicals that workers can inhale or come in contact with


Product substitution ventilation and simple work practices can reduce exposures

Product substitution, ventilation and simple work practices can reduce exposures


Osha requires that workers are trained on these hazards and about how to protect themselves

OSHA requires that workers are trained on these hazards and about how to protect themselves


Health hazards in nail salons

Ergonomic hazards like static work and repetitive tasks can cause injuries to workers’ muscles, joints, ligaments, tendons, and nerves


Proper positioning stretching and other work practices can reduce the risk of these hazards

Proper positioning, stretching, and other work practices can reduce the risk of these hazards


Health hazards in nail salons

Bacteria, fungi, and viruses are potential biological hazards if workers come in contact with infected blood, skin, or equipment from clients or co-workers


Osha has two resources that summarize this information for salon owners and workers

OSHA has two resources that summarize this information for salon owners and workers

Visit the nail salon webpage at: www.osha.gov/SLTC/nailsalons/


Osha also has services to help nail salon owners and workers

OSHA also has services to help nail salon owners and workers


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