Workers at nail salons can take simple steps to protect themselves and their customers.
► Open doors and windows when possible.
► Close bottles tightly when not in use.
►Use products with the least hazardous chemicals, and avoid the “toxic trio” of toluene, formaldehyde, and dibutyl phthalate.
► Use metal trash cans with tight, self-closing lids.
► Wash hands before eating, drinking, and applying cosmetics.
►Take breaks outdoors.
► Keep food and drinks covered and do not store or eat food in work areas.
► Use an adjustable chair with good back support and sit with feet placed flat on the floor.
► Adjust lighting so you can see without having to bend over.
► Do gentle stretching exercises between sessions.