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Utah Imposes Ventilation Requirements for Acrylics Application

July 16, 2014  | 

Effective July 1, Utah now requires nail salons and schools under new construction or being remodeled to provide a source capture system at all workstations where acrylics are applied.

Keywords: acrylics   ventilation   working safely  

Are Gel Manis Safe? FingerNailFixer Tells All

May 5, 2014  | Video

Would you like some scientific facts about gel manicures instead of just opinions? How about some factual data that you can look at for yourself and decide on the safety of your manicure. Here is some information from Holly Schippers (The FingerNailFixer) to give you the opportunity to make a fact-based decision.

Keywords: curing   FingerNailFixer   gel-polish   gels   UV light 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 to Request an OSHA On-Site Consultation

December 7, 2012  | Article

OSHA  recently provided salons with a handy guide called "Stay Healthy and Safe While Giving Manicures and Pedicures," but did you know that you can also request a free on-site consultation for your salon?

Keywords: OSHA   salon safety   working safely  

Ergonomic Basics for Nail Techs

November 18, 2011  | Article

The Nail Manufacturers’ Council offers nail professionals these basic tips to prevent or eliminate the injuries, pain, and discomfort sometimes associated with salon work. Working ergonomically can eliminate muscle strain, benefitting both your physical and psychological health.

Keywords: ergonomics   NMC   posture   working safely   work-related injuries  

On My Mind: Is Human Trafficking a Nail Industry Issue?

June 24, 2011  | Article

Sure, human trafficking might not be a subject you expect to see in the pages of NAILS, but it is happening in some nail salons right here in the United States. And thanks to one New York-based salon owner who is shedding light on the sad situation, maybe as an industry we can take a stand and do something about it.

Keywords: nail techs doing good   On My Mind   working safely  

Taking a Stand Against Human Trafficking

June 22, 2011  | Article

It is estimated that during the years of the Trans-Atlantic slave trade 12 million people were enslaved. Today, the estimate is 27 million worldwide. Some of those slaves are working in nail salons, and one nail tech has had enough.

Keywords: nail techs doing good   working safely  

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  

Nail Innovationz Eat My Dust Nail Vent

April 19, 2011  | Product

For optimum ergonomics, efficiency, and function, the Eat My Dust nail vent from Nail Innovationz increases workspace and mobility by connecting through the underside of the desk top.

Keywords: air filtration   air purification   ventilation   working safely  

In The Clean: The Great Salon Bug Battle

November 22, 2010  | Photo Gallery

To help combat germs in the salon, knowledge, a commitment to your clients, and an assortment of professional sanitation methods can keep you in the clean.

Keywords: disinfection   salon sanitation   working safely  

SW Pearlescent Gloves

September 23, 2010  | Product

Designed with the specific needs of salon professionals in mind, SW Pearlescent nitrile disposable gloves boast a unique, glossy exterior that lets users stand apart.

Keywords: gloves   working safely  

Don't Do Anything Stupid

July 1, 2009  | Article

A woman was seriously injured when a bowl of acetone ignited.

Keywords: acetone/removal products   client health   CND   Doug Schoon   working safely  

Guard Against Poor Ventilation

November 1, 2008  | Article

Ask yourself these nine questions to determine if your salon ventilation is adequate.

Keywords: air filtration   air quality   ventilation   working safely  

Remove Filing Dust at the Source

September 1, 2008  | Article

Medicool's new Mani-Vac vacuum system removes nail dust and debris from the work area while you file.

Keywords: air filtration   air purification   electric file safety   electric files   Medicool  

I Don't Have a Hunch

August 1, 2008  | Article

Why hunch over to reach your pedicure client’s foot when you can bring the foot up to meet you at a comfortable height?

Keywords: Continuum Footspas   healthy working   posture   working safely  
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