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Sentinel Event Notification System for Occupational Risks (SENSOR): in-depth survey report: control of ethyl methacrylate exposures during the application of artificial fingernails at Moore's University of Hair Design, Cincinnati, Ohio, report no. CT-171-22a.

Authors
Spencer-AB; Estill-CF; McCammon-JB; Mickelsen-RL; Johnston-OE
Source
NIOSH 1994 Aug; :1-21
NIOSHTIC No.
00221731
Abstract
A study was made to document and evaluate effective technologies for the control of ethyl-methacrylate (97632) exposures during application of artificial fingernails at Moore's University of Hair Design (SIC-7231), Cincinnati, Ohio. Moore University was a beauty culture school with approximately 50 students. The area where artificial nails were applied was 22 by 13 feet with a ceiling 9 feet high. The nail application area also served as an area for hair drying stations, and was connected to the hair styling area. Commercially available unventilated tables were used for manicures and artificial nail application. Cloth towels were placed on the table to capture dusts and liquids. General room ventilation was present in the form of a fan mounted in the wall, exhausting outside. Although levels of methyl-methacrylate (80626) were below the permissible levels, some technicians were adversely affected by the chemical exposure. The authors recommend that the facility use a modified ventilated manicure table design. The practice of soaking up remaining nail product liquid with a gauze pad and placing the pad in the trash can should be eliminated. Personal protective equipment should be provided to technicians including gloves, safety glasses, and dust masks as appropriate.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Survey; Field-Study; CT-171-22a; Region-5; Control-technology; Cosmetics-workers; Organic-solvents; Occupational-exposure; Acrylates
CAS No.
97-63-2; 80-62-6
Publication Date
19940801
Document Type
Control Technology; Field Studies
Fiscal Year
1994
NTIS Accession No.
PB95-128914
NTIS Price
A03
Identifying No.
CT-171-22a
NIOSH Division
DPSE
Priority Area
Control-technology
SIC Code
7231
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
OH
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