No licensee or
student shall commence work on any patron before:
(a) Washing hands with soap and water;
(b) Placing around the patron's
neck a fresh and sanitary neck strip or towel, so that the cape does not
contact the skin.
Wet Disinfection Standard
All tools and
implements, except those which come in contact with blood or body fluids, must
be cleaned with soap and water and disinfected by complete immersion in an EPA
registered, bactericidal, virucidal, fungicidal, tuberculocidal, and
pseudomonacidal (Formulated for Hospitals) disinfectant that is mixed and used
according to the manufacturer's directions.
Dry Disinfection Standard
(b) All tools and implements which have come
in contact with blood or body fluids must be cleaned in soap and water and
disinfected by complete immersion in an EPA registered bactericidal, virucidal,
fungicidal, tuberculocidal and pseudomonacidal (Formulated for Hospitals)
disinfectant that is effective against HIV-1 and human Hepatitis B Virus and is
mixed according to the manufacturer's direction.
(c) Disinfected implements must be stored in
a disinfected, dry, covered container.
(3) A manicurist shall maintain a supply of
antiseptic and/or liquid or spray styptic to be used in the event that a
patron's skin is accidentally broken during the manicuring process.
(4) Before use, manicuring instruments must
be cleaned with soap and water, and immersed in an EPA registered bactericidal,
virucidal, fungicidal, tuberculocidal, and pseudomonacidal (Formulated for
Hospitals) disinfectant for at least ten (10) minutes. The disinfectant for
this purpose may be kept in a covered container of sufficient size to
accommodate the instruments to be immersed.
(5) When not in use, manicuring instruments
must be dried and kept in a cabinet sanitizer.
(a) A foot bath shall be cleaned and
disinfected after each use.
filters and jets of the foot bath shall be flushed, cleaned with soap and water
and disinfected in an EPA registered bactericidal, virucidal, fungicidal, and
pseudomonacidal (Formulated for Hospitals) disinfectant after each use with the
use of a hospital grade tuberculocidal disinfectant circulated through the
machine for the minimum time recommended by the manufacturer.
(a) A separate, clean towel shall be provided
for each patron.
(b) The headrest
shall be covered with a separate, clean towel or paper for each
(c) The practice of
dipping a towel previously used for any purpose into a container of hot water
and using the towel on a patron is prohibited.
(a) Each operator shall have a sufficient
number of combs to allow for proper sanitation.
(b) No operator shall carry combs or other
instruments in the pocket of his or her uniform.
Powders, Lotions and Creams
(a) Powders and lotions must be applied with
cotton or gauze puffs, which are to be disposed of in a waste receptacle
immediately after use.
and other semi-solid substances must be removed from their containers with a
clean spatula (or similar device), which is disposed of in a waste receptacle
immediately after use. Any device used for a removal of such substances must
not contact the skin of a patron.
(10) After handling patrons with any eruption
or skin disorder, attendants shall immediately disinfect their hands by
thoroughly washing with soap and water, followed by rinsing in an EPA
Finger bowls, basins, shampoo bowls, cups, etc. shall be thoroughly cleaned and
disinfected with an EPA registered disinfectant after each service, and kept in
good repair and in a sanitary condition at all times. Back bars and mirrors
shall be kept clean and disinfected.
(12) If a cosmetologist uses a safety razor,
each new customer must be treated with a new disposable razor or blade, if the
blade is detachable from the handle.