Nail salons are mostly small businesses that employ trained professionals to provide clients with nail services including, but not limited to, nail filing and polishing, artificial nail application, and other hand- and foot-care treatments.
Nail technicians working in salons across the United States face possible health hazards every day. Toluene, formaldehyde, and dibutyl phthalate are sometimes referred to in the industry as the ” toxic trio”. Workers exposed to chemicals found in glues, polishes, removers, emollients and other salon products may experience negative health effects such as asthma and other respiratory illnesses,
reproductive loss, and cancer.
Concerns about job-related health effects associated with chemicals routinely used by nail technicians drew new attention on May 11, 2015, when Governor Cuomo of New York announced a new initiative to “prevent unlawful practices and unsafe working conditions” in New York nail salons, following the publication of a two-part investigative series in the New York Times.
NIOSH, who’s focus has been primarily respiratory disease focused, published Controlling Chemical Hazards During the Application of Artificial Fingernails (NIOSH Publication No. 99-112) which describes simple measures to reduce exposures during artificial nail application. Due to these health hazards code officials are now focused on enforcing current code regulations mandating source capture exhaust at each manicure and pedicure workstation. Code requires the exhaust must be vented to the outdoors and the recirculation of air is prohibited.
Clean Air Company has worked with many salons to get through the permitting process by installing a source capture system using fume extraction arms. Clean Air Company protects your workers and patrons from the hazardous elements with manicures. Your customers will feel a sense of safety and be more comfortable and relaxed since they will no longer be breathing irritating fumes.
Understanding Salons and Beauty Shops//
At a glance – Key applications in the salons/beauty shops industry:
- Nail polishing
- Tip extensions
- Nail art
- Nail enhancement
- Nail shellac
At a glance – Key contaminants in the salons/beauty shops industry:
- Nail dust
- Acrylic dust
Benefits of Salon & Beauty Shop Filtration and Ventilation Systems
- Reduce employee absenteeism due to sickness
- Increase facility safety
- Improve machine reliability
- Protection of workers’ health
- Minimize potential long-term liability
- Comply with OSHA regulations
- Reduce maintenance costs
- …and more!
Get Air Cleaning and Dust Collection Systems from Clean Air Company//
At Clean Air Company, we understand the needs of nail salons and beauty shops and salons when it comes to working in a healthier environment. We recognized ambiance is part of an image you want for your customers. We are a top provider of state-of-the-art nail salon source capture exhaust systems. We cover the Tri-State area and provide design engineering guaranteed to pass code inspection.