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California Governor Signs Nation’s First Law on Chemicals in Cosmetics

October 19, 2005  | News

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.

Keywords: California state regulations   chemicals   legislation   product safety  

California Nail Salon Legislation Vetoed by Governor

October 12, 2005  | News

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.

Keywords: California state regulations   legislation   pedicure sanitation   salon sanitation  

California Assembly Passes Safe Cosmetics Bill

September 22, 2005  | News

The California Assembly passed the California Safe Cosmetics Act of 2005 (SB 484). Now only Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger needs to sign the bill for it to become law.

Keywords: California state regulations   chemicals   legislation   state licensing  

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  

Pedicure Troubles Still Bubbling

June 1, 2005  | Article

An outbreak of bacterial infections linked to pedicure foot spas poses new mysteries for public health detectives. It also shows there is still a lot of confusion among nail technicians and salon owners about proper cleaning procedures. To protect yourself, do your homework!

Keywords: disinfection   educational materials   European Touch   legislation   pedicures  

How Do You Disinfect in Delaware?

April 1, 2005  | Article

Talk about getting back to basics! We learn in kindergarten to wash our hands and keep our things clean. Cleaning your implements is the ultimate “back to basics” step you can take, and it is reassuring to clients and coworkers alike. Each state in the union has its own regulations regarding specifically how metal (non-porous) implements are to be cleaned or disinfected. While the rules don’t vary substantially from state, there are nuances that you need to be aware of.

Keywords: implement disinfection   legislation  

Utah Increases Licensure Hours, Bans MMA

March 11, 2005  | News

Beginning January 1, 2006, would-be nail technicians in Utah will have to stay in school a little longer. The state passed legislation increasing licensure hours from 200 to 300. In addition, the state banned MMA and also clarified the definition for nail techs to work on the hands, feet, and nails.

Keywords: legislation   licensing   MMA   state licensing  

The Licensing Prosecution Process

August 1, 2001  | Article

What happens when a nail technician or salon is reported to a state board or other regulating agency? Here’s a simplified rundown on what happens – beginning with the initial complaint and ending, in some case, with an arrest.

Keywords: legislation   licensing  

California Air Board Nails Smog

February 1, 2000  | Article

A new ruling by the California Air Resources Board (ARB) will require nail polish removers to be free of smog-producing chemicals by 2005.

Keywords: legislation  

Alaska, Connecticut Closer to Licensing for Nail Technicians

July 1, 1999  | Article

Of the four states still left without any kind of licensing regulations (Alaska, Connecticut, Nebraska, and Utah) regarding nail technicians, the first two are well on their way to making a change for the better.

Keywords: legislation   licensing   state licensing  

No Double Dipping? California Legislates Paraffin

May 1, 1998  | Article

Keywords: legislation   paraffin  

Annual Toluene Warning Mailed By NMC In March

June 1, 1996  | Article

Keywords: legislation   proposition 65   toluene  

The X Files

July 1, 1995  | Article

Electric files have allowed a generation of nail technicians to cut their service time drastically, yet critics view them as a health menace to both client and nail technician. Here’s the latest buzz on the controversy from a legal point of view.

Keywords: electric file safety   legislation  

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