Your Support Needed on Ventilation Regulations in Nail Salons

Dear friends,

Over the past several months, the New York Healthy Nail Salon Coalition, founded by NYCOSH and Adhikaar, has been busy working with NYS Governor Cuomo on new regulations and legislation to impact nail salon workers and consumers. In response to safety and health concerns, the state has published a draft regulation which include improved ventilation standards for nail salons. See attached; regulation begins on page 36; we have also provided the sections of the NYS Mechanical  Code as referenced.

 The focus of this new rulemaking is on the use of  general mechanical ventilation (which brings in fresh air and exhausts it mechanically), as well as the use of “source capture/local exhaust ventilation systems” which are used right at the manicure and pedicure stations to keep  the many vapors and dusts out of the breathing zones of the workers and customers.   Please see “Talking Points” below.

 We are looking for build momentum for this effort by your submitting comments to the state in support of this rulemaking.  Your comments can be brief.

 There will been no hearings; comments should be submitted, by Friday, July 17th, to:

 David A. Mossberg, Esq.

NYS Department of State

123 William Street, 20th floor

New York, NY  10038

Email: david.mossberg@dos.ny.gov

 Phone: 212-417-2063

 

Thank you!

NYCOSH

 

New York Healthy Nail Salons Coalition TALKING POINTS FOR COMMENTS TO NYS REGULATIONS ON VENTILATION IN NAIL SALONS

RECOMMENDATIONS FOR IMPLEMENTATION

While the enactment of the regulation is essential, major efforts will need to be undertaken to ensure compliance.