Manicures and Pedicures: Guide for worker safety

From the June 15 OSHA QuickTakes:

A new OSHA resource provides information and support for nail salon workers to stay healthy and safe while giving manicures and pedicures. OSHA’s Guide for Nail Salon Workers (PDF*) describes possible hazards in nail salons and good work practices that should be used to protect nail salon workers from chemical hazards, muscle strains, and diseases.

The new booklet, which was adapted from a guide developed by OSHA Susan Harwood Grant recipients at UC Berkeley, also explains the rights nail salon workers have to a safe and healthy workplace under the OSH Act. To order free copies, call OSHA’s Office of Communications at (202) 693-1999 or visit OSHA’s Publications page online. For more information about nail salon hazards, see OSHA’s Health Hazards in Nail Salons page.

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