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California Code, Health and Safety Code - HSC § 25257.2

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(a) The department shall, by January 1, 2018, publish guidelines for healthy nail salon recognition (HNSR) programs voluntarily implemented by local cities and counties.

(b) The guidelines for an HNSR program adopted pursuant to subdivision (a) may include, but shall not be limited to, all of the following:

(1) A list of specific chemical ingredients that should not be used by a nail salon seeking recognition. In determining whether to include a chemical on the list, the department shall consider:

(A) Whether the chemical is identified as a candidate chemical pursuant to the regulations adopted pursuant to Section 25252.

(B) Whether an existing healthy nail salon program has restricted the use of the chemical.

(C) The potential for exposure of nail salon workers and customers to the chemical.

(D) The availability of existing, safer alternatives to the chemical in products available to nail salons in California.

(2) Specific best practices for minimizing exposure to hazardous chemicals, including:

(A) A list of specific personal protective equipment that should be used by personnel in a salon seeking recognition and guidance on when and how to use it.

(B) Engineering controls that should be adopted by salons seeking recognition, including specific ventilation practices and equipment.

(C) Prohibiting nail polishes that contain dibutyl phthalate, formaldehyde, or toluene.

(D) Prohibiting nail polish thinners that contain methyl ethyl ketone or toluene.

(E) Prohibiting nail polish removers that contain ethyl or butyl acetate.

(3) A list of specific training topics for salon owners and staff, whether on payroll or contract, on safer practices delineated in the HNSR program guidelines.

(4) Criteria for the use of outside products brought in by clients.

(5) Verification that a salon seeking recognition is in compliance with Chapter 10 (commencing with Section 7301) of Division 3 of the Business and Professions Code, and all applicable regulations enforced by the State Board of Barbering and Cosmetology.

(6) Any other guidelines or best practices determined by the department to further the goals of an HNSR program.

(c) The guidelines adopted pursuant to subdivision (a) shall include criteria for cities and counties that adopt an HNSR program. These criteria may cover, but are not limited to:

(1) Coordination with other local HNSR programs to assist businesses in achieving and moving beyond regulatory compliance.

(2) Training and certification requirements for the salon owners and staff to ensure thorough knowledge of safe and environmentally friendly procedures.

(3) Issuance of an approved seal or certificate to salons that have met certification requirements.

(4) The process by which a salon can enroll in an HNSR program and be verified by the local entity.

(5) The frequency at which the local entity shall verify continued compliance by a salon that has previously met all specified requirements.

(d) In developing guidelines pursuant to subdivision (a), the department shall consult with the Division of Occupational Safety and Health, the State Department of Public Health, and the State Board of Barbering and Cosmetology.

(e) In collaboration with existing healthy nail salon programs, the department shall promote the HNSR guidelines developed pursuant to subdivision (a) by doing all of the following:

(1) Developing and implementing a consumer education program.

(2) Presenting the HNSR guidelines to local health officers, local environmental health departments, and other local agencies as appropriate.

(3) Developing and either distributing or posting on its Internet Web site information for local entities, including, but not limited to, suggestions for successful implementation of HNSR programs and resource lists that include names and contact information of vendors, consultants, or providers of financial assistance or loans for purchases of ventilation equipment.

(4) Developing an Internet Web site or a section on the department's Internet Web site that links to county HNSR Internet Web sites.

(f) The department may prioritize its outreach to those counties that have the greatest number of nail salons.

(g) The State Board of Barbering and Cosmetology may notify the city, county, or city and county if a recognized salon is found in violation of Article 12 (commencing with Section 977) of Division 9 of Title 16 of the California Code of Regulations. A violation shall result in the removal of healthy nail salon recognition from that salon.

(h) This section does not prevent the adoption or enforcement of any local rules or ordinances.

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