J Occup Environ Med. 2024 May 21. doi: 10.1097/JOM.0000000000003153. Online ahead of print.


OBJECTIVE: We developed an online training module targeting nail salon workers’ knowledge of chemical exposure and safety, responding directly to the workers’ expressed needs in a Midwest State.

METHODS: Following a needs assessment, we designed and developed the module content. Implementation and evaluation approaches were rolled out into three phases.

RESULTS: Seven workers completed the English version of the module and 24 workers completed the Vietnamese version. The average pre-test scores for those who completed the English and Vietnamese versions of the training were 81.43% and 58.33% respectively. The average post-test score was 98.57% for English and 91.67% for Vietnamese.

CONCLUSION: Culturally appropriate educational resources are effective facets of enhancing nail salon workers’ awareness, and their occupational health subsequently.

PMID:38769077 | DOI:10.1097/JOM.0000000000003153