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State Standards

Twenty-five states, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands have OSHA-approved State Plans and have adopted their own standards and enforcement policies. For the most part, these states adopt standards that are identical to Federal OSHA. However, some states have adopted different standards applicable to this topic or may have different enforcement policies.

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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