Topic : chemical safety

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October 13, 2014  | Encyclopedia

liquids having a flash point (the lowest temperature at which a material will catch on fire) at or greater than 100ºF  

Keywords: chemical safety  

Fire Damages Nail Polish Manufacturer Warehouse in Santa Ana, Calif.

August 28, 2013  | News

Keywords: acetone/removal products   chemical safety  

San Francisco Recognizes Healthy Nail Salons

February 19, 2013  | Article

San Francisco’s Healthy Nail Salon Program aims to reward nail salons that make safer choices for their employees, customers, and the environment.

Keywords: chemical safety   product safety   working safely  

How Ventilation Reduces Solvents in Nail Salons

November 21, 2012  | Video

This video, from the Local Hazardous Waste Program in King County, Washington, shows the measurement levels of common nail salon solvents in the air, both with and without source-capture ventilation.

Watch move videos on salon ventilation.

Keywords: acetone/removal products   chemical safety   ventilation  

Are You Risking Your Health?

May 19, 2011  | Article

Sometimes it can be hard to separate fact from fiction when it comes to potential hazards associated with work in the nail industry. With persuasive voices on both sides of the issue, we wondered how many of you feel you are jeopardizing your health by working in the salon.

Keywords: allergic reactions   chemical safety   chemicals   healthy working   ventilation  

On My Mind: Fear Factor Doesn't Fly With Us

February 1, 2010  | Article

Risé Carter of NSI, Doug Schoon of CND, Paul Bryson of OPI, and numerous other manufacturers and nail techs have sent letters to Dr. Oz. I encourage you to do the same. Go watch the video and then click on the Contact Us link at the bottom of the page.

Keywords: acetone/removal products   chemical safety   Doug Schoon   industry research   nail biting  

It's Getting Hot In Here

November 1, 2002  | Article

A rash of salon fires reminds salon owners just how much they stand to lose. Knowing the potential fire dangers that exist in your salon and taking steps to curb them, as well as determining what your business is worth and getting good insurance coverage will help prevent a fire in your salon and minimize its effects should the worst come to pass.

Keywords: business tools   chemical safety   insurance   owner issues   salon safety  


November 1, 1997  | Article

Artificial nail products are composed of various chemicals. The main ingredient for most artificial nail products is ethyl methacrylate (KMA). In 1974 the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) banned a similar chemical, methyl methacrylate (MMA), for use in nail products because of its harmful effects during application. Despite the FDA ban, MMA is still found in trace amounts in some products.

Keywords: chemical safety   ventilation   work-related injuries  

All the News That's Fit to Print [Understanding EMA Safety Issues]

November 1, 1997  | Article

I have learned one thing about nail technicians: They want the truth about the products they use and they can tell when they're getting it.

Keywords: As I See It   chemical safety   chemicals   EMA   MMA  

The MMA Controversy

September 1, 1997  | Article

The nail industry is beginning to understand the dangers of methyl methacrylate. But more nail technicians need to take action.

Keywords: chemical safety   Doug Schoon   MMA   Nail Manufacturers Council   Vietnamese salon industry  

Working Safely Begins With Knowing Your MSDS

November 16, 1994  | Article

The goal of the “Hazard Communication Standard” is to reduce the incidence of chemical-related work-place illnesses and injuries.

Keywords: chemical safety   MSDS   OSHA   working safely  

The Nail Doctor: Splitting Nails and Pregnancy Precautions

January 1, 1994  | Article

The Nail Doctor is back to tell us about nail deformities and the safety of artificial nails during pregnancy.

Keywords: artificial nails   chemical safety   pregnant clients   splitting nails   The Nail Doctor  

Know the Warning Signs of Chemical Sensitivity

May 1, 1993  | Article

Tired and cranky? Bothered by headaches, nausea, or blurred vision? It may be you’re sensitive to the chemicals you work with. Short of entering a plastic bubble, learn how to protect yourself from chemical overexposure.

Keywords: allergic reactions   chemical overexposure   chemical safety   chemical sensitivity   healthy working  

The Complete Guide to Ventialtion & Indoor Air Quality Control

August 1, 1992  | Article

Finding the right system for your salon is an exhausting process—But the result is clean salon air and comfortable and safe salon workers.

Keywords: air quality   chemical safety   chemicals   HVAC   indoor air pollution  

Protecting The Salon Environment

September 1, 1991  | Article

Understand odors and the need for proper ventilation.

Keywords: chemical safety   salon safety   ventilation  

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