Workers have a right to a safe workplace. The Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (OSH Act) was passed and signed into law to prevent workers from being killed or seriously harmed at work. The law requires employers to provide their employees with working conditions that are free of known hazards and dangers. The OSH Act created the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), which is a federal agency that sets and enforces protective workplace safety and health standards. OSHA also provides information, training, and assistance to workers and employers. Workers may file a complaint to have OSHA inspect their workplace if they believe their employer is not following OSHA standards or if there are hazards in their workplace.
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OSHA developed this webpage to give workers and employers useful, up-to-date information on exposure to workplace hazards in nail salons. For additional information on possible workplace hazards in nail salons, or if you have questions about a product that you are using or its MSDS, contact your local OSHA office. Nail salon owners can also contact OSHA's free and confidential Consultation Program to help determine if there are hazards in their workplace. On-site consultations do not result in citations or penalties. To contact OSHA's Consultation Program, visit OSHA's website or call 1-800-321-6742; TTY 1-877-889-5627.
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