Promoting Occupational Health and Safety Among Nail Salon Technicians: Peer Health Worker led Training Workshops
Can peer-to-peer training help prevent occupational disease? As part of its Healthy Nail Technicians Project, the Queen West – Central Toronto Community Health Centre (Queen West) recruited and trained four nail technicians from the Chinese community as Peer Health Workers (PHWs). The PHWs delivered seven workshops to 25 nail salon owners and technicians across Toronto. Workshops covered topics such as chemicals, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), hand washing and hand creams.
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