Tenn. Comp. R. & Regs. 0440-02-.13 - SANITATION AND DISINFECTION

Current through March 20, 2022

(1) No licensee or student shall commence work on any patron before:
(a) Washing hands with soap and water; and
(b) Placing around the patron's neck a fresh and sanitary neck strip or towel, so that the cape does not contact the skin.
(2) Wet Disinfection Standard
(a) 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.
(6) Foot Bath
(a) A foot bath shall be cleaned and disinfected after each use.
(b) The 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.
(7) Towels
(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 customer.
(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.
(8) Combs
(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.
(9) 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.
(b) Creams 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 registered disinfectant.
(11) 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.

Notes

Tenn. Comp. R. & Regs. 0440-02-.13
Original rule filed February 23, 1983; effective March 25, 1983. Repeal and new filed July 10. 1997; effective September 23, 1997. Amendment filed May 25, 2004; effective August 8, 2004. Amendments filed March 9, 2017; effective 6/7/2017.

Authority: T.C.A. ยงยง 62-4-105(e) and 62-4-125.

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