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COSMETOLOGY

PART 6. SANITATION AND SAFETY STANDARDS FOR SHOPS AND SCHOOLS

6.1 SANITATION AND SAFETY STANDARDS
Any shop, school or facility where barbering or cosmetology takes place must be clean and sanitary at all times. Any equipment, clothes or furniture that touches a client and is going to be re-used must be sanitized between each client, with an antibacterial agent. Compliance with these rules does not infer compliance with other requirements set forth by federal, state and local laws, codes, ordinances, and regulations as they apply to business operation, physical construction and maintenance, safety, and public health.


6.2 DISINFECTION AND STORAGE OF IMPLEMENTS
A. A wet disinfection unit is a container large enough to hold a disinfectant solution in which the objects to be disinfected are completely immersed. A wet disinfection unit must have a cover to prevent contamination of the solution. The solution must be an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) registered hospital (grade) and tuberculocidal disinfectant solution. Disinfection is to be carried out in the following manner:
1. remove hair and all debris from the object;
2. wash thoroughly with hot water and soap;
3. rinse thoroughly with clean water and dry thoroughly with a clean paper towel;
4. fully immerse instruments into solution and
5. after immersion, rinse articles, thoroughly dry with a clean paper towel and store in a clean pre-disinfected and dry cabinet, drawer, or non-airtight covered container, in a UV light cabinet, or leave instruments in an EPA registered disinfection/storage solution used according to manufacturer's directions.
NOTE: Disinfection solutions must be used according to manufacturer's directions.
B. Undisinfected articles (i.e., pens, pencils, money, paper, mail, etc.) shall not be kept in the same container or cabinet as disinfected articles. For the purpose of recharging, rechargeable clippers may be stored in an area other than in a closed cabinet or container. However, such area is to be clean and the cutting edges of such clippers are to be disinfected.
C. Electrical clipper blades shall be disinfected before and after each use. The method is as follows:
1. remove all hair and/or foreign matter;
2. remove blade and all hair and/or foreign matter under blade; and
3. completely immerse clipper blade into an EPA registered hospital (grade) and tuberculocidal disinfectant solution for not less than ten minutes. Wipe the entire handle down with the solution.
NOTE: If the clipper blade cannot be removed the use of a spray, or foam used according to the manufacturer's instructions will be acceptable provided step (a) is followed, that the disinfectant is an EPA registered hospital (grade) and tuberculocidal disinfectant solution, and that the entire handle is also disinfected by wiping with the disinfectant solution.
D. All materials including brushes, sponges, chamois, spatulas and galvanic electrodes, etc. must be cleaned with warm water and soap or detergent to remove all debris. Implements should then be rinsed, thoroughly dried with clean paper toweling, and completely immersed in an EPA registered hospital (grade) and tuberculocidal disinfectant solution. Such implements shall be soaked for ten minutes or more, removed, rinsed, dried thoroughly and stored in a pre-disinfected drawer, cabinet or non-airtight covered container, in a UV light cabinet, or left in an EPA registered disinfection/storage solution used according to manufacturer's directions.
E. All wax pots will be cleaned and disinfected with an EPA registered hospital (grade) and tuberculocidal disinfectant solution with no sticks left standing in the wax at any time.
F. Each manicurist must have a wet disinfection unit at their station. Each manicurist must also have an non-airtight covered receptacle, a UV light cabinet, or an EPA registered disinfectant/storage system at their station.
G. Nail brushes, nippers, finger bowls, disinfectable and/or washable files and buffers and other instruments must be washed in soap and water (files are to be scrubbed with a brush to remove all debris), rinsed, thoroughly dried with a clean paper towel, and then completely immersed in an EPA registered hospital (grade) and tuberculocidal disinfectant solution for 10 minutes after each use. After disinfection they must be rinsed, dried thoroughly with a clean paper towel, and placed in a pre-disinfected non-airtight covered receptacle, cabinet or drawer, or in or a UV light cabinet or left in an EPA registered disinfectant/storage system used according to manufacturer's directions.
H. Drill bits are to be soaked in acetone and or scrubbed with a wire brush to remove all debris.

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