July 1, 2008
Michael Megna, CEO and co-founder of Backscratchers Salon Systems, discusses salon sanitation issues and the trend toward disposable products.
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February 19, 2008
Since the California State Board of Barbering & Cosmetology began enforcing new law AB 409 on Feb. 15, 10 nail salons have already been placed on immediate probation for pedicure stations that don't meet sanitation requirements.
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November 26, 2007
After a four-day trial in October, a federal jury awarded $182,000 in back wages, overtime pay, and damages to Susan Kim, a Korean immigrant nail salon worker who worked for seventeen years at 167 Nail Salon Plaza and was fired in March 2005 after demanding regular breaks.
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August 3, 2007
A new Texas legislature signed into law states that if Texas state health officials witness flagrant violations of sanitation standards in salons, they now have the jurisdiction to immediately close the salon.
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June 22, 2007
In June, the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR) relaxed the autoclaving requirement it had passed in 2006, but never fully enforced.
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January 5, 2007
The Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR) will delay issuing violations to salons that provide nail services but are using a method of sterilization other than an autoclave until the end of May.
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January 5, 2007
Effective as of March, estheticians in the state of Washington can only use “prescriptive” lasers.
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September 22, 2006
California today enacted an urgency law aimed at protect consumers from unsanitary nail salons. Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger (R-Los Angeles) signed into law AB 409, authored by Assemblymember Leland Yee (D-San Francisco/Daly City).
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September 6, 2006
Effective earlier this year, Georgia has new regulations about the signage that must be in view in the reception areas of salons.
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August 7, 2006
Following the study, the following eight recommendations were submitted to the head of each state licensing board in the United States, including Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia, for consideration.
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June 1, 2006
Having an inspector show up at your salon can be a stress-inducing event, especially if the salon isn’t as clean as it can be and if the employees are not following the rules and regulations of their respective states. We asked former and current state board officials to tell us some of the most common salon inspection violations inspectors find when they visit salons.
Keywords: implement disinfection legislation pedicure safety salon sanitation unlicensed salons
March 7, 2006
State inspectors are investigating a Ft. Worth, Texas, salon where a 46-year-old paraplegic woman allegedly contracted a staph infection that led to her death.
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November 22, 2005
Beginning next year, salons in Texas may be required to use an autoclave to disinfect reusable instruments.
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October 19, 2005
Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has signed a bill that will require cosmetics manufacturers to disclose which of their products contain chemicals linked to cancer, reproductive harm, or developmental toxicity.
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October 12, 2005
After passing both houses of the state legislature with strong bipartisan support, California Assembly bill 1263 was vetoed by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger. The bill would have established minimum safety standards for pedicure equipment and ensured proper protocols were followed for disinfecting all multiuse tools and equipment.
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