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Show Of Hands July 25th, 2015 3:18pm

Should a person need a license to be a manicurist?

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iPolitix Political Party Animal
07/25/15 9:16 am

Is it like a Harry Potter thing? Wave the magic license around & *poof!* Gubment guaranteed safety? Gawd. Put your pixie dust away.
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furbabymama Indiana
07/25/15 8:25 am

A nail tech needs to know about more than just polishing nails. The health issues alone require knowledge of sterilization procedures. Licensure is mandatory.

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kirk510620 VA
07/25/15 8:28 am

Occupational licenses are barriers to entry. There are way too many in every state that protect incumbent businesses & licenses have few public safety benefits. A great example is the Louisiana florist license exam, based on 1950s arrangements.

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mc88 Cleveland OSU
07/25/15 9:28 am

More bullshit regulation

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RedDye40 Way Over Yonder
07/25/15 9:10 am

Yes, it's s public health hazard.

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MrNewton washington
07/25/15 1:34 pm

I'd like to propose a soh change: instead of the thumbs in the top right, there should be a skip/pass button for questions you don't want to answer or don't understand. This way it wouldn't show as a poll you have not answered yet. Any seconds?

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krayzewolf New Hampshire
07/25/15 9:16 am

Should cooks at fast food restaurants also then be required to be licensed, because potential public health hazard?

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blw1104 Pennsylvania
07/25/15 1:21 pm

Seriously, how many of you people saying no would turn around and sue the crap out of your nail tech if you got an infection? There are risks associated with getting ones nails done, the license makes sure they know how to mitigate those risks.

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rebelfury76 No Justice, No Peace
07/25/15 10:09 am

No licenses for anything

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rebelfury76 No Justice, No Peace
07/25/15 10:11 am

100% of the places I've ever got sick from after eating there had their bribe receipt.


Oh right, "license"

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cowboy Dawns Highway
07/25/15 8:32 am

Seems pointless.

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Rosebud Ohio
07/25/15 10:02 am

It does not indicate any such thing. A babysitter is far different from someone running or working in a daycare.

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jmw7477 Indiana
07/25/15 8:43 am

hand and foot massages. If items aren't properly sanitized and sterilized, infection can be spread. I would rather go to someone that put the time and effort into learning their trade and not just decided to work in their friend or aunt's shop.

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CoffeeNow Powderpuff Leftist
07/25/15 8:30 am

If they don't sterilize don't go to them. How easy is that?

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CoffeeNow Powderpuff Leftist
07/25/15 8:44 am

A piece of paper doesn't ensure they sterilize either

Humans are so funny...it's amazing how much they can be calmed by a piece of paper with a seal on it. Makes people feel safe

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CalCoolidge Tuscaloosa, AL
07/25/15 11:18 am

Just another barrier to entry. Jeez, at this rate we'll need a government license to breath.

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Zod Above Pugetropolis
07/25/15 8:58 am

At the very least I'd expect them to have the same business license as any other business, but because there is a health risk to the public in what they do, additional training and regular inspections should also be required.

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RedDye40 Way Over Yonder
07/25/15 9:12 am

Edited: It CAN be a ph hazard, but licensing and regulations keep it from becoming one.

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Liberty 4,032,064
07/25/15 11:12 am

Haha, of course not.

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NotACrook The Watergate Hotel
07/25/15 11:19 pm

Or you could just not go to the bad manicurist instead of passing more and more regulations.

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MaxineL New Jersey
07/25/15 8:34 pm

Manicurists should have a degree from a cosmetology school and the shop should have a license. I would like to see the Dept of Health inspect the shops for cleanliness and using sterilizes for equipment.

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myfriendemily Will probably upset you
07/25/15 12:39 pm

Are you planning on eating fingernails? I'd probably feel sick after that too, bud!

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dfish at home
07/25/15 11:04 am

I had to get a food handlers license to be a busboy. A $15 online test to learn how to wash my hands great. So stupid

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js132 Texas
07/25/15 10:00 am

It's not guaranteed safety, but it does guarantee a minimum amount of training.

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CoffeeNow Powderpuff Leftist
07/25/15 1:00 pm

We can't expect people to breathe on their own. If it's regulated and licensed fewer people will kill themselves accidentally

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jmw7477 Indiana
07/25/15 8:41 am

There's more to nails than just polishing. There are correct ways to file nails without damaging them. You have to know the correct way to mix acrylic nail products, how to prep the nail, and how to do fill ins. There's also the correct way to do

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lcamino Florida and Georgia
07/25/15 11:24 am

I think so. There are fungi that can be spread that are hard to get rid of. Just some basic knowledge is needed for the job, to make it safe, and to learn what to do.

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Rosebud Ohio
07/25/15 8:56 am

Yes, they deal with a fair number of chemicals and hands can spread quite a lot of disease.

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CoffeeNow Powderpuff Leftist
07/25/15 9:44 am

Not necessarily. People get drivers licenses yet have no idea how to drive

If a piece of paper makes you feel better, let private companies handle it. And make it optional. Then you can just not go to places that don't have the paper

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think4yourself Not a safe space
07/25/15 9:08 am

They could totally ruin someone's wedding!

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evan2048 Michigan
07/25/15 5:52 pm

100% absolutely not how could anyone honestly vote yes to this

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krayzewolf New Hampshire
07/25/15 3:29 pm

As someone who worked a pizza place as a kid, I can tell ya I was in direct physical contact with my customers. I've also had some nasty co workers. Diseases are so easily passed, this is nothing more than a money grab by the state to bone workers.

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Pirate Uses the Tap
07/25/15 8:42 am

Yes. They need to have proper training to prevent the spread of diseases like Hepatitis B & C through unsterilized utensils.

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think4yourself Not a safe space
07/25/15 9:07 am

They need to make sure they can properly remove a hang nail. Lol

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TomM
07/25/15 9:52 am

Same question as I asked Rose just above.

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Rosebud Ohio
07/25/15 9:53 am

an unlicensed friend, but if the person purports to be a professional there needs to be basic standards. It's the same with sitters. Daycare workers need a license, sitters don't.

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iPolitix Political Party Animal
07/25/15 9:12 am

Captain. My readings of Starkey's answer are off the sarcasm-omiter's charts.
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CoffeeNow Powderpuff Leftist
07/25/15 8:31 am

Unlicensed florists are dangerous!!!

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dfish at home
07/25/15 11:07 am

Because if they don't pay the government to tell them not to splash acetone in people's eyes, they'll never know any better

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Starkey Nashville,TN
07/25/15 8:40 am

Logic, you can't be sure that it's sterile unless they are licensed.

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RedDye40 Way Over Yonder
07/25/15 11:19 am

Manicurist are in direct physical contact with their clients. Due to the nature of their jobs, there is a high risk of infection/spread of disease. Cooks in a fast food are not in direct physical contact with the people they serve.

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CoffeeNow Powderpuff Leftist
07/25/15 9:35 am

Finally someone addresses me as captain!

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susanr Colorado
07/25/15 9:41 am

The piece of paper ensures that they know *how* to sterilize. And that they know how to handle potentially toxic chemicals, & which ones not to use. And various other health-related aspects of the business.

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trav Instagram, travisdover
07/26/15 10:31 pm

This is what's wrong with this country!

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misterecon
07/25/15 1:20 pm

Interesting. More people think you should need a license to be a manicurist than to be a babysitter. I guess because our nails are more important than our children?

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TomM
07/25/15 9:47 am

Did you also say yes to babysitter? If yes what would be more concerning to you, your nails or leaving your baby with a sitter?

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rebelfury76 No Justice, No Peace
07/25/15 5:41 pm

Was an obvious commentary on licensing in general

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