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| FLORIDA STYLIST & SALON | JANUARY 2018 | 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, sufficient

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 disinfec-

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