This year, Worksafe has taken a number of businesses to account for disregarding the health and safety of workers and customers.
In February, Kiwi Nails and Spa limited appeared for sentencing in the Auckland District Court for using a banned substance (methyl methacrylate) to glue artificial nails and were fined $13,500. Methacrylate isn’t allowed to be used as a component in any cosmetic product because it’s known to cause drowsiness, headaches and trembling hands as well as nail and skin damage.
Simon Humphries from Worksafe said “It is unacceptable for companies to put workers and customers in harm’s way by using banned substances which they know are toxic and illegal”.
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