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Safer Choice

Protecting the Health of Nail Salon Workers

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Use the guide to protect workers

Nail salon owners and technicians, you can promote safe and healthy practices at your salons by using EPA’s Practical Guide to Protecting the Health of Nail Salon Workers.

Developed in collaboration with nail salons and other partners and written in non-technical language, the guide includes easy-to-use checklists with advice on:

  • Installing more effective ventilated work station
  • Proper gloves and masks
  • Safe handling of products
  • Helping workers understand product ingredients and prevent overexposure to chemicals that present potential health risks

Advantages of these safety measures:

  • Safer, cleaner, and more environmentally friendly workplace for employees and customers
  • Savings from adopting more efficient, waste-wise practices
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Vietnamese

Bản tài liệu này hướng dẫn nhiều việc quan trọng cho nhân viên và chủ tiệm móng tay để họ có thể có một nơi làm việc an toàn hơn. Xin hãy kiếm người thông dịch nó ra tiếng Việt hoặc hội ý với những người đã đọc qua và thông hiểu ý nghĩa của nó.
Bảo Vệ Sức Khỏe Cho Nhân Viên Tiệm Móng Tay

Korean

에서는 네일샵의 업주와 관리자와 직원들을 위한 좀 더 안전한 작업장을 만들기 위하여 “네일 관리사들의 보건”을 출간하였습니다.
네일 관리사들의 보건

Spanish

Ya está disponible la versión actualizada de la guía Protección de la salud de los manicuristas y pedicuristas en el lugar de trabajo. El lenguaje sencillo de esta guía ayudará a los manicuristas y pedicuristas a informarse acerca de los ingredientes en los productos que usan y también a cómo prevenir la sobreexposición a los productos que presentan un mayor potencial de riesgo para la salud.

Nepali

नंग सेल ु न कमचारीको र् èवाèØय सु रक्षा

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Cosmetology associations and nail care products manufacturers and distributors

Are you a nail care products manufacturer or distributor? Or affiliated with a cosmetology association? If so, you can help educate salons about the latest developments in salon health and safety issues by:

  • Providing information on products that could be used in salons that would not be harmful to the health of nail workers;
  • Translating product labels or Safety Data Sheets into Vietnamese, Korean, or other languages as needed by your customers;
  • Designing new product labeling to increase awareness of proper handling and disposal.

State cosmetology boards, health, environmental government agencies at all levels

You can help to educate nail salon workers about health and environmental risks in their shops. Moreover, you can develop or revise policies and regulations that will encourage cleaner and safer practices in nail salons where workers and customers are exposed to potentially harmful chemicals.


Cosmetology schools

The Practical Guide to Protecting the Health of Nail Salon Workers will assist cosmetology schools in training the next generation of salon owners and technicians in state-of-the-art practices for worker health and safety. In addition, many of the practices promoted by the partnership will also result in waste minimization and reduced cost.


Salon customers

Do you know what environmental health and safety practices are in place at your salon? The general public can obtain important information from this site to further educate themselves and their salons about safer and better shop practices.


Asian-American communities and associations

As the leaders of your community, you can help reach out in your community by distributing nail salon materials, organizing meetings/training for salon workers, and disseminating the Practical Guide to Protecting the Health of Nail Salon Workers via your ethnic local media.

For more information about the Nail Salon Project, contact Carol Hetfield, hetfield.carol@epa.gov.