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Ask the expert: Artificial nails and nail length

Q: Where can I find the OSHA regulation prohibiting artificial nails in healthcare?

A: OSHA does not have a standard referencing artificial nails for healthcare workers, but the CDC has guidelines.  “Guideline for Hand Hygiene in Healthcare Settings,” [1] October 2002, recommends that healthcare workers:

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