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Something In The Air - Keeping Salon Air Healthy

April 1, 1996  | Article

Are airborne chemical vapors giving you a headache? Implement your own salon “Clean Air Act” by investing in a local ventilation system.

Artificial Nails in the Operating Room: Do Beauty and Patient Safety Mix?

May 1, 1995  | Article

Infection control is a hot topic these days. Let’s face it: The world is a grimy place. As doctors and executives learn more about how infectious diseases are transmitted, many hospital administrators have begun to look at the way the hospital itself operates for ways to better protect both patients and staff from possibly harmful bacteria that can cause infections.

Keywords: nurses and artificial nails  

The Nail Technician's Bill Of Rights

May 1, 1995  | Article

Ideas on how to protect and support the nail technicians.

Keywords: As I See It   legislation   working safely   workplace safety  

Follow Simple Storage Precautions To Keep The Salon Safe And Products Lasting Longer

January 1, 1995  | Article

Improper storage of nail products can spoil product, make your salon smell worse than a chemical lab, and could present a health or fire hazard.

Keywords: MSDS   product safety   product storage  

Bad Habits Cause Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

August 1, 1994  | Article

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome can ruin your health and your career, but not if you take preventive action now.

Keywords: carpal tunnel syndrome   healthy working  

Editor's note: Work Safe, Not Scared

July 1, 1994  | Article

Study Shows Correlation Between Hairdressing, Miscarriage; Risk to Nail Technicians Unproven

June 1, 1994  | Article

Although a recently published study reports that female cosmetologists who work full-time and regularly use chemicals face up to twice the risk of miscarriage as other women, researcher Esther John, Ph.D., cautions nail technicians not to take the information out of context.

Keywords: working while pregnant  

Exercise Your Way to a Healthy Back

May 1, 1994  | Article

Alleviate back pain by practicing good posture and taking time to exercise

Keywords: back pain   ergonomics   exercise   healthy working   posture  

Editor's note: Take Care of Yourself First

May 1, 1994  | Article

The latest trend in business today seems to have nothing to do with business. The latest trend is ... time off.

Keywords: As I See It   combatting burnout   motivation  

Nail Technician Refuses Test for AIDS Virus

April 1, 1994  | Article

A Minnesota nail technician is suing her former employer for requiring her to be tested for the AIDS virus as a condition of continued employment.

If You Can See It You Can’t Inhale It

February 1, 1994  | Article

Is the dust from filing on nails hazardous to your health? The experts don’t think so, and they suggest that technicians probably breathe far less dust than they think they do.

Keywords: ventilation  

Gloves and Barrier Creams Protect Working Hands

May 1, 1993  | Article

Protecting oneself against chemical absorption at the salon starts with the simple practice of wearing gloves or applying a barrier cream.

Keywords: allergic reactions   gloves  

How Do You Dispose of Unused Product?

March 1, 1993  | Article

You can’t pour it down the drain and you can’t throw it in the trash, so what do you do with it?

The Working Woman's Balancing Act

October 1, 1992  | Article

Share, don’t shoulder, the burdens of raising your family to carve out more personal time and increase the quality of your life.

Keywords: work life balance  

Don't Stress Out: Controlling Stress for a Happy Workplace

October 1, 1992  | Article

Take control of stressful situations by managing your mood and emotions instead of letting them manage you.

Keywords: combatting burnout   stress relief  

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