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State Standards

Twenty-five states, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands have OSHA-approved State Plans, which are required to be at least as effective as Federal OSHA, but may adopt their own standards and enforcement policies. However, most have adopted standards that are identical to Federal OSHA. Other federal standards related to agricultural operations are included for reference.

Applicable Standards

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.

Chemicals

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.

Biological Hazards

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