Model solutions for nail bars

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Finland
Finnish

Description

This guideline concerns safety in nail bars. Nail technicians generally use acrylates and methacrylates or gels containing these substances for nail decoration and/or elongation. Products used in nail salons include acrylates such as 2-hydroxyethyl methacrylate, hydroxypropyl methacrylate and ethyl methacrylate. Workers are also exposed to solvents such as Isopropanol and acetone. The guideline provides information for nail technicians about the risks and about protection measures.

Other data

Sector / Industry covered: 
Hairdressing and other beauty treatment
Provider: 
Finnish Institute of Occupational Health — FIOH
Tasks covered: 
Beauty Culture
Hazard - physical state: 
Dusts
Gases
Liquids
Hazard - health effects: 
Allergens
Skin sensitisers
Neurotoxic substances
Exposure route: 
Dermal contact
Inhalation
Substance Description: 

Acrylates: 2-hydroxyethyl methacrylate, hydroxypropyl methacrylate, ethyl methacrylate
Isopropanol, acetone

CAS Number: 
868-77-9
923-26-2
80-62-6
67-63-0
67-64-1
EC number: 
212-782-2
213-090-3
201-297-1
200-661-7
200-662-2
Prevention measures: 
Level 2. Technical measures, e.g. local exhaust ventilation
Level 3. Reducing / minimising the risk by personal measures (PPE)
Purpose of the material: 
Guidance
Target group: 
Employers
Safety officers
Workers
Workers representatives

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