Health - Topic : California state regulations

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California Bill Aims to Make Salons Safer

September 1, 2005  | Article

California Assembly Speaker pro tem Leland Yee introduced legislation that would establish minimum safety standards for pedicure equipment and ensure that salons have procedures to ensure proper, safer, and sanitary operation of pedicure spa equipment. T

Keywords: California   California state regulations   pedicure safety   pedicure sanitation   salon safety  

California Nail Salons Being Sued

August 24, 2005  | News

At least nine nail salons have been named in a lawsuit over pedicure-related infections that have afflicted salon clients in California’s Santa Clara County, according to San Francisco’s CBS 5 News.

Keywords: California state regulations   lawsuits   legislation   pedicure sanitation   salon sanitation  

Paula Abdul Testifies at Hearing in Support of Salon Safety Bill

June 29, 2005  | News

Paula Abdul was once again in the spotlight, only this time it was because of an infection she contracted at a high-end salon and not for her “American Idol” antics.

Keywords: California state regulations   celebrities   legislation   salon sanitation  

California Bill Aims to Make Pedicures Safer

June 24, 2005  | News

After learning about the numerous amounts of clients who were contracting bacterial infections and leg lesions after visiting salons, California Assembly Speaker pro Tem Leland Yee (D-San Francisco/Daly City) knew he had to do something, especially since many of the cases were being reported in the Bay Area, where he is located.

Keywords: California state regulations   legislation   pedicure sanitation   Watsonville  

Infectious Bacteria Continues to Whirl in Salon Footbaths

April 1, 2005  | Article

More than 130 people in the San Jose, Calif., area have reported bacterial infections after receiving pedicures at several salons. Of those people, 19 have been confirmed to have a bacterial infection.

Keywords: California   California state regulations   pedicure safety   pedicure sanitation   salon sanitation  

Bacterial Infections Continue to Plague Pedicure Clients

February 1, 2005  | News

Several San Jose, Calif.-area nail salons are currently under investigation after more than 50 people were affected by a bacterial infection after receiving pedicures.

Keywords: California state regulations   pedicure safety   staph infections   state licensing   Watsonville  

Board Blues

November 1, 2004  | Article

What proposed changes in California could mean for the industry.

Keywords: California   California state regulations  

Governor Takes Aim at the California State Board

October 1, 2004  | Article

This is not the first time the board has been under assault, undergoing sunset reviews in 1997 and 2002 that resulted in name changes and changes in oversight.

Keywords: California   California state regulations  

Footspa Cleaning Guidelines for Nail Technicians

August 1, 2002  | Article

After last year’s bacterial outbreak in a Watsonville, Calif., salon, the California Bureau of Barbering and Cosmetology laid out cleaning regulations for salons using whirlpool pedicure footspas. Use this step-by-step guide to make sure you are getting your footspas clean enough to protect your clients.

Keywords: California   California state regulations   European Touch   pedicure sanitation   pedicure spas  

Debate on Disinfectable Nail Files Continues in California

January 1, 2002  | Article

If you’re a nail technician in California, you’d better dispose of your nail files after using them on your clients, even if the file manufacturer claims they can be disinfected.

Keywords: California state regulations   files   implement disinfection   INM   NMC  

Files Come Under Fire

November 1, 2001  | Article

Nail files are being closely scrutinized in California, and manufacturers and nail technicians are crying foul. Is the state’s regulating agency being fair in its seemingly sudden crackdown on proper file disinfection?

Keywords: Backscratchers   California   California nail techs   California state regulations   EPA  

The California DCA Has Council

June 1, 1998  | Article

Keywords: California state regulations   licensing   state licensing  

As I See It: California Once Again Center of Controversy

May 1, 1997  | Article

Last year, the DCA indicated, among other proposals, that it might lower educational requirements for cosmetologists. 

Keywords: California state regulations   licensing   state licensing  

Toluene Exposure Warning Signs Mailed to California Technicians

June 1, 1995  | Article

California nail technicians recently receive a letter from a group of professional nail polish manufacturers describing what toluene, a solvent use in nail polish, is and what health effects it can have if user is overexposed.

Keywords: California state regulations   proposition 65   toluene  

California Passes Student Intern Program

January 1, 1995  | Article

Students in a new California program can gain practical experience in a salon setting, which in turn allows salons to train potential employees and evaluate them at work.

Keywords: apprentice programs   California   California state regulations  

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