About the Program
This program aims to learn about and reduce the negative health impacts of working in nail salons, and advocate for healthy and just work environments for nail technicians.
Our ongoing work is supporting nail technicians in forming a Nail Technician Network (NTN) and chairing the Healthy Nail Salon Network. The NTN was identified as a need by nail technicians as a way to unite, educate and engage workers in this career. The intention is to take on issues such as: choosing a salon to work at, informing the public about healthy salon standards, protecting your health at work, training opportunities and workplace rights.
The Healthy Nail Salon Network (HNSN) is a collection of nail technicians, salon owners, non-profit and government agencies, and researchers looking to improve the health and safety of nail salons. We have taken our lead from the California Healthy Nail Salon Collaborative and the New York Healthy Nail Salon Coalition, and continue to learn from their work and successes. Please visit our Facebook page: Healthy Nail Salon Network – Facebook page.
Resources For Nail Technicians:
- Reducing Risks to Reproductive Health: A Resource for Women who Work in Nail Salons English PDF
- Healthy Skin, Healthy Nail Technicians: A Resource for Toronto Nail Salon Workers English PDF (View Online)
- Healthy Skin, Healthy Nail Technicians: A Resource for Toronto Nail Salon Workers Chinese PDF (View Online)
- Healthy Skin, Healthy Nail Technicians: A Resource for Toronto Nail Salon Workers Vietnamese PDF (View Online)
- Nail Salons, Toxics & Your Health: A Resource Produced by the National Network on Environments and Women’s Health (Available in English, Chinese, and Vietnamese)
- Healthy Nail Salon Workers Project: Ontario Health Promotion E-Bulletin, 26 June 2015
- Healthy Nail Salon Workers Project – Women’s College Hospital, Womens Xchange Final Report 2014-15
- Focus Group Results: How training and employment conditions impact on Toronto nail technicians’ ability to protect themselves at work
- Peer-led Occupational Health Education Project: Protecting nail technicians’ hands – CREOD Final Report 2014-15