October 13, 2014
liquids having a flash point (the lowest temperature at which a material will catch on fire) at or greater than 100ºF
Keywords: chemical safety
February 19, 2013
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
November 21, 2012
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
May 19, 2011
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
February 1, 2010
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
November 1, 2002
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
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
November 1, 1997
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
September 1, 1997
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
November 16, 1994
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
January 1, 1994
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
May 1, 1993
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
August 1, 1992
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
September 1, 1991
Understand odors and the need for proper ventilation.
Keywords: chemical safety salon safety ventilation