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Fighting Nail Tech Spread

February 1, 1999  | Article

You’ve been sitting all day serving clients. You don’t have time to grab more than a candy bar for lunch. The gym is not even an option since you need to rush home to make dinner for the kids. Sound familiar? Read on for some in-salon workout tips.

Keywords: ergonomics   healthy working  

Contacts Pose Special Problems

November 1, 1998  | Article

Filing dust, clippings, aerosol sprays, and especially chemical splashes and vapors make wearing contact lenses in the salon potentially hazardous. How can you protect your precious eyesight?

Keywords: healthy working  

Lab Reports

March 1, 1997  | Article

"My client’s big toenail’s side walls curve so much that they nearly meet. The middle section of the nail is sore because both ends are pinching the skin. What can I do to relieve this pressure?"

 

Keywords: dermatologists   healthy working   ingrown toenails   masks   pincer nails  

Lab Reports

January 1, 1997  | Article

One of my clients has what looks like tiny splinters between her nail bed and nail plate. They are very small, dark, straight lines that appear throughout the nail. Should she see a doctor?

Keywords: allergic reactions   fungal infections   healthy working  

You Don’t Have to Quit Doing Nails to Have a Baby

November 16, 1994  | Article

Pregnant nail technicians are rightfully concerned about their exposure to chemicals used in the salon, which, in high concentrations, can be harmful to unborn babies.

Keywords: healthy working   working while pregnant  

Avoid Skin Contact with Irritants

November 16, 1994  | Article

Anyone can get hand eczema at any time, but it is most likely to occur in people who are genetically pre-disposed, those who have wet-work jobs, those exposed to irritating or allergy-producing substances.

Keywords: allergic reactions   healthy working   skin conditions   work related injuries  

Control Vapors and Dust with Fresh Air

November 16, 1994  | Article

Despite taking every precaution, some individuals seem to develop a sensitivity to air contaminants, making it difficult for them to work around vapors and dust by adopting a few sound occupational health practices

Keywords: healthy working  

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

Keywords: healthy working   toluene   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: ergonomics   exercise   healthy working   posture  

Prevent Carpal Tunnel Syndrome With Good Tools and Work Habits

June 1, 1993  | Article

Manufacturers have created everything from padded armrest to ergonomic chairs so that nail technicians can work more effectively and pain-free.

Keywords: carpal tunnel syndrome   ergonomic products   ergonomics   healthy working   work related injuries  

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 safety   healthy working   work related injuries  

A Steady Hand

April 1, 1992  | Article

Shaky hands may be the result of a medical condition or performance anxiety. If your doctor says you’re fine, then learn to relax and slow down.

Keywords: healthy working   stress  

Keep Fit While You Sit

August 1, 1991  | Article

Hunching over client’s nails eight hours a day can lead to neck stiffness and back pain. Here’s how to strengthen the muscles that hold you up.

Keywords: exercise   healthy working  

Preventing Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

June 1, 1991  | Article

Don’t let repetitive-motion injuries keep you from doing your job.

Keywords: carpal tunnel syndrome   healthy working   nail diseases   working safely  

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