There are twenty-eight OSHA-approved State Plans, operating state-wide occupational safety and health programs. State Plans are required to have standards and enforcement programs that are at least as effective as OSHA's and may have different or more stringent requirements.
Federal OSHA standards apply to many of the potential hazards found in nail salons. Below is a list of standards and standards interpretations, organized by hazard type, which may apply in nail salons.
Ergonomics/Muscle Strains from Awkward Body Positions
Although OSHA does not have a specific standard that covers ergonomic hazards, under the General Duty Clause of the OSH Act, employers have a duty to protect workers from recognized hazards in the workplace. This includes ergonomic hazards.
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