Course 609 - Health Hazards in Nail Salons

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  1. Study each course module. To start, click on the course "Modules" tab above. On average, it takes about 30 minutes to one hour to complete each module, including the module quiz. Take your time and make sure you understand the course material.

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  5. Complete and submit the final course exam.
    • Final exams consist of 20 questions.
    • To meet OSHA requirements, you must pass the final exam with at least a 70% score.
    • If you do not pass the exam, you may retake the exam.
    • If you pass the exam, you may not retake the exam just to raise your score.
    • Most final exam questions are derived from module quizzes.

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Have fun and study hard. To start, just click on "Introduction" above.

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Course Introduction

Nail salons are mostly small businesses who employ or contract with 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.

More than 375,000 nail technicians’ work in salons across the United States and face possible health hazards every day.

The hazards include:

  • exposure to chemicals from glues, polishes, removers, and other salon products
  • muscle strains from awkward positions or repetitive motions
  • risk of infection from contact with client skin, nails, or blood

This course gives important information about these hazards and the steps nail salon workers and employers can take to prevent injuries and illnesses.

Once you complete this course, you will have knowledge of the following components:

  • chemical hazards
  • product labeling requirements
  • how to properly ventilate the nail salon
  • biological hazards
  • ways to prevent exposures to chemicals
  • types of respirators
  • reducing ergonomic hazards
  • preventing aches and pains

Go to the first module!

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Modules

To begin your training, click on the module links below. If you are just starting this course, you should start with module 1.

  1. Chemical Hazards
  2. Ways to Prevent Exposures to Chemicals
  3. Preventing Aches and Pains

Course 609 Final Exam

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After you have studied all of the course material and taken the module quizzes, you can take the final exam. The module quizzes are optional, but we highly recommend you take each quiz, as the questions are similar to those on the final exam.

This is an open book exam. As you are taking the exam, if you find a question you are unsure of, you should use the course study guide or course web pages to research the correct answer. Don't worry if you fail the exam. You can study and retake the exam when you are ready.

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Course 609 Study Guide. You can save this study guide to your computer for offline studying, or print the study guide if you prefer.

Endnotes

1. Occupational Safety and Health Administration. (2012). Stay Healthy and Safe While Giving Manicures and Pedicures: A Guide for Nail Salon Workers. Retrieved from: www.osha.gov/Publications/3542nail-salon-workers-guide.pdf

2. Occupational Safety and Health Administration. (2014). Health Hazards in Nail Salons. Retrieved from: www.osha.gov/SLTC/nailsalons/index.html