Nail tech safety: how to safely remove dust and fumes in salon
As a nail tech, your daily work involves contact and exposure to numerous agents that can be harmful to your health if not used correctly, such as the chemical fumes of acetone benzene, ethyl methacrylate, formaldehyde and toluene.
However, milling dust and gases can be equally harmful if not removed from your workspace correctly, while also producing unpleasant odours, compromising the image of your nail salon.
Filtration technologies specialist and leader in the production of medical filters, GVS, give us the lowdown on how to safely remove dust and fumes from your nail salon.
Why should I invest in a nail station with adequate ventilation?
Health and safety are the cornerstones of GVS’s philosophy. The company has developed the Nailstation desk which has four suction points that can preserve a healthy environment for any nail tech, free from chemical contamination.
Thanks to research and qualified engineering implementation, the Nailstation acts as an air purifier in your salon, guaranteeing a healthier environment with fewer allergens in the air, plus less dust and bad smells.
How GVS's Nailstation's double filter system works (numbers associated with numbers in the image above):
1. Flexible arm for suction of solvent vapors and fumes of chemical products, with integrated LED lamp
2. Central grille for suction of residual filings dust
3. Plexiglass cowl for the aspiration of the fumes of enamels and solvents
4. Drawer with internal suction for vapors of harmful and toxic substances by inhalation.
The two filters in the Nailstation consist of prefilters, for the capture of dust and fine particles (electrostatically charged in order to retain all types of bacteria and impurities, with an efficiency of up to 99.9999%), and molecular filters, with activated carbon capable of absorbing harmful gases and chemicals, preventing their release into the air.
The station comes in various colours and shapes – Kidney, Rectangular, Rectangle with Storage Cupboard and Double – to fit any salon, and has interchangeable filters to avoid the risk of cross-contamination in the workplace.
It is approved in accordance with the HSE SR12 directive, in compliance with international standards on health and safety in the workplace.