Health Hazards in Nail Salons

Standards

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.

OSHA Standards
Chemicals
Chemicals
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1910 Subpart I - Personal Protective Equipment

See Appendix B for information related to non-mandatory compliance guidelines for hazard assessment and personal protective equipment selection.

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1910.134, Respiratory Protection.

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1910 Subpart J - General Environmental Controls

1910.141, Sanitation.

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1910.1200, Hazard Communication. See Appendix A for information related to health hazard definitions (Mandatory).

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1910.94, Ventilation.

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1910 Subpart Z - Toxic and Hazardous Substances

1910.1000, Air contaminants.

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1910.1048, Formaldehyde. See Appendix A for information related to substance technical guidelines for formalin. See Appendix C for information related to medical surveillance - formaldehyde.

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State Standards

There are 28 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.

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.