Nail Technicians Safety
People that work in the nail services industry, spend long hours each day in a room using nail products such as polishes, acrylics, hardeners, removers and artificial nail liquids these chemicals will disperse into the breathing zone of the nail technician, and impact their well-being.
A study was done by the Health and Safety Laboratory for the Health and Safety Executive 2008 (RR627 – Health and safety in nail bars).
This study found elevated risks for work related nasal and respiratory symptoms in nail technicians. The study found that, employee exposure to dust and vapours in a number of nail salons was high. Face masks were not adequate and allowed dust and fumes to seep through. It was proven that the use of Local Exhaust Ventilation was very effective in removing particle from the technicians breathing zone.
To protect technicians and clients from exposure, the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations act 2002 set by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), should be followed by employers.
We are able to help with this by working with employers and installing a Local Exhaust Ventilation system that fits in with their budget and building.
An example is to fit each work station with – Plymovent’s MiniMan-75. This is ideal for all types of smaller dust and fume applications. Fumes, vapours and solvents are effectively extracted at low air volumes and the un-interrupted airflow allows for high air velocity, capturing coarse dust. Its an easy to move and adjust by the technician.
If you have additional questions, please feel free to contact us.