Health Hazards in Nail Salons
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.
- 1910 Subpart Z, Toxic and hazardous substances
- 1910.1000, Air contaminants
- 1910.1048, Formaldehyde [related topic page]
- 1910 Subpart I, Personal protective equipment [related topic page]
- Appendix B, Non-mandatory compliance guidelines for hazard assessment and personal protective equipment selection
- 1910.134, Respiratory protection [related topic page]
- 1910 Subpart J, General environmental controls
- 1910.141, Sanitation
- 1910.1200, Hazard communication [related topic page]
- Appendix A, Health hazard definitions (Mandatory)
- 1910.94 Ventilation
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.
- 29 CFR 1910.1030, Bloodborne Pathogens
- Most Frequently Asked Questions Concerning the Bloodborne Pathogens Standard
- Frequently Asked Questions: Bloodborne Pathogens