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RR627 - Health and safety in nail bars


Nail bars are a rapidly expanding small business sector. This project addressed Local Authority enforcement officers’ concerns about the potential health risks involved with nail treatments and identified areas where further research is needed.


71 nail technicians answered a researcher-administered, self-reported occupational health questionnaire. Their data were compared with that from 64 control subjects.

Main findings

Recommendations for further work

This report and the work it describes were funded by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE). Its contents, including any opinions and/or conclusions expressed, are those of the authors alone and do not necessarily reflect HSE policy.

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Updated 2019-09-02