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| FLORIDA STYLIST & SALON | DECEMBER 2017 | 5

services are rendered to the public. A sanitary towel or neck strip shall be

placed around the patron’s neck to avoid direct contact of the shampoo cape

with a patron’s skin.

(b) Containers: Salons must use containers for waving lotions and other

preparations of such type as will prevent contamination of the unused portion.

All creams shall be removed from containers by spatulas.

(c) Disinfection: The use of a brush, comb or other article on more than one

patron without being disinfected is prohibited. Each salon is required to have

sufficient combs, brushes, and implements to allow for adequate disinfecting

practices. Combs or other instruments shall not be carried in pockets.

(d) Disinfectants: All salons shall be equipped with and utilize disinfecting

solutions with hospital level disinfectant or EPA approved disinfectant, suf-

ficient to allow for disinfecting practices.

1. A wet disinfection container is any receptacle containing a disinfectant

solution and large enough to allow for a complete immersion of the articles. A

cover shall be provided.

2. Disinfecting methods which are effective and approved for salons: First,

clean articles with soap and water, completely immerse in a chemical solution

that is hospital level or EPA approved disinfectant as follows:

a. Combs and brushes, remove hair first and immerse in hospital level or

EPA approved disinfectant;

b. Metallic instrument, immerse in hospital level for EPA approved

disinfectant;

c. Instruments with cutting edge, wipe with a hospital level or EPA ap-

proved disinfectant; or

d. Implements may be immersed in a hospital level or EPA approved

disinfectant solution.

e. Shampoo bowls, facial beds, and neck rests, clean and disinfect between

each use.

3. For purposes of this rule, a “hospital level disinfectant or EPA approved

disinfectant” shall mean the following:

a. For all combs, brushes, metallic instruments, instruments with a cutting

edge, and implements that have not come into contact with blood or body

fluids, a disinfectant that indicates on its label that it has been registered with

the EPA as a hospital grade bacterial, virucidal and fungicidal disinfectant;

b. For all combs, brushes, metallic instruments with a cutting edge, and

implements that have come into contact with blood or body fluids, a disin-

fectant that indicates on its label that it has been registered with the EPA as a

disinfectant, in accordance with 29 C.F.R. 1910.1030.

4. All disinfectants shall be mixed and used according to the manufacturer’s

directions.

(e) After cleaning and disinfecting, articles shall be stored in a clean, closed

cabinet or container until used. Undisinfected articles such as pens, pencils,

money, paper, mail, etc., shall not be kept in the same container or cabinet. For

the purpose of recharging, rechargeable clippers may be stored in an area other

than in a closed cabinet or container, provided such area is clean and provided

the cutting edges of such clippers have been disinfected.

(f) Ultra Violet Irradiation may be used to store articles and instruments

after they have been cleansed and disinfected.

(g) Pedicure Equipment Disinfection:

The following cleaning and disinfection procedures must be used for any

pedicure equipment that holds water, including sinks, bowls, basins, pipe-less

spas, and whirlpool spas:

1. After each client, all pedicure units must be cleaned with a low-foaming

soap or detergent with water to remove all visible debris, then disinfected

with an EPA registered hospital grade bactericidal, fungicidal, virucidal, and

pseudomonacidal disinfectant used according to manufacturers’ instructions for

at least ten (10) minutes. If the pipe-free foot spa has a foot plate, it should be

removed and the area beneath it cleaned, rinsed, and wiped dry.

2. At the end of each day of use, the following procedures shall be used:

a. All filter screens in whirlpool pedicure spas or basins for all types of foot

spas must be disinfected. All visible debris in the screen and the inlet must

be removed and cleaned with a low-foaming soap or detergent and water.

For pipe-free systems, the jet components or foot plate must be removed and

cleaned and any debris removed. The screen, jet, or foot plate must be com-

pletely immersed in an EPA registered, hospital grade bactericidal, fungicidal,

virucidal, and pseudomonacidal disinfectant that is used according to manufac-

turer’s instructions. The screen, jet, or foot plate must be replaced after disinfec-

tion is completed and the system is flushed with warm water and low-foaming

soap for 5 minutes, rinsed, and drained.

b. After the above procedures are completed, the basin should be filled

with clean water and the correct amount of EPA registered disinfectant. The

solution must be circulated through foot spa system for 10 minutes and the

unit then turned off. The solution should remain in the basin for at least 6 to 10

hours. Before using the equipment again, the basin system must be drained

and flushed with clean water.

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