Chapter 4709-9 Sanitation Procedures for Barber Shops
All barber shops, interiors and exteriors, shall be kept clean and orderly at all times.
The previous inspection report shall be posted in a conspicuous place within the confines of the barbering area.
(A) No patron with a definite open sore or sores, exhibiting symptoms of an infectious dermotologic disease or disorder, or parasitic infestations of the skin or hair will be served.
(B) No barber who knowingly has an infectious dermotologic disease, infectious disease with open sore or sores on the hand or hands, or parasitic infestation of the skin or hair in a communicable stage shall give service in a barber shop.
(C) The board shall have the right to require a physical examination of any person employed in any barber shop who is suspected of having an infectious dermotologic disease, infectious disease with open sore or sores on the hand or hands, or parasitic infestation of the skin or hair in a communicable stage.
The hands of the barber must be thoroughly washed with soap and water and dried on a clean, freshly laundered towel or paper towel, or other approved drying facility, immediately before serving each patron.
No barber or other person in charge of any barber shop shall undertake to treat any disease of the skin.
All barbering implements that come in contact with human skin or hair, including all clipper blades and snap-on blade attachment combs, shall be sanitized as described in this rule and shall be sanitized before use on each person receiving barbering services. Additionally, no sanitizing product used shall be one suspected of being a carcinogenic agent.
(A) All methods of sanitizing shall be appropriate for the respective barbering implement being used and shall be in accordance with the following methods:
(1) All shears, combs, snap-on blade attachment combs, and all other barbering implements not covered in paragraph (A)(2) or in paragraph (D) of this rule, shall be:
(a) Immersed in quaternary ammonium compound solution in the concetration amount indicated by the compound manufacturer, for at least five minutes before use on each patron or longer if so indicated by the compound manufacturer, or.
(b) Immersed in at least seventy percent isopropyl alcohol for twenty minutes before use on each patron. Or
(c) Immersed in any commercially available sanitizing solution for at least five minutes before use on each patron or longer if so indicated by the sanitizing solution manufacturer.
(2) For at least five minutes before use on each patron, or longer if so indicated by the sanitizing solution manufacturer, all clipper blades must be immersed in, or be placed on top of a sponge that is saturated with, phenolic, or otherwise germicidal, EPA approved, sanitizing solution.
(B) A dip disinfectant solution container shall be kept for each chair in operation. Such container shall be kept filled with proper solution at all times and it shall be completely emptied and cleaned and refilled with fresh solution as required so as to maintain the minimum specified sanitizing efficiency.
(C) Implements immersed in sanitizing solutions shall be carefully rinsed in warm running water before use on each patron and any hair or other substances on any barbering implement shall be removed prior to each immersion into a sanitizing solution.
(D) Brushes and other barbering tools and implements that are to be kept dry must be stored in a dry sanitizer until ready to use. A dry sanitizer shall be defined as a clean, dust-proof cabinet, drawer or other container, cleansed with sanitizing agent. All barbering instruments must be washed and sanitized before being placed in the dry sanitizer.
The use of a neck duster is prohibited. The possession of a neck duster shall be considered a prima facie evidence that the same is being used on patrons. The use of a hair brush from one patron to another without first being sanitized is also prohibited.
All laundered linen and paper towels must be kept in a closed compartment at all times until ready for use on a patron.
All linen used on each patron must be freshly laundered, including dry and steam towels, before using.
The head rest of a barber chair must be covered with a freshly laundered towel or fresh paper for each patron.
In cutting the hair of any patron, a newly laundered linen or paper towel or neck strip must be placed about the neck to prevent the hair cloth from touching the skin.
All towels used on each patron must be deposited in an enclosed towel receptacle. Towels must not be left laying on work bench, barber chair or wash bowl. Soiled or used towels found on work bench, barber chair or wash bowl constitutes prima facie evidence that the same are being used without being relaundered.
(A) A preliminary test shall be made twenty-four to forty-eight hours prior to the application of any hair dye upon any customer. Refer to Title 21 U.S.C 361(a), 2006 Edition, Supplement 4 . Such application shall be made in accordance with instructions appearing on the label of such hair dye product.
(B) Barbers operating in Ohio are prohibited from servicing any customer with hair dyeing products if such customer has exhibited a positive reaction to the patch test.
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 04/05/2013 and 04/01/2018
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 4709.05
Rule Amplifies: 4709.10
Prior Effective Dates: 10/23/1992, 01/01/2000, 11/2/07
Nothing but powdered or liquid astringents, applied in each case on a clean towel, shall be used to check bleeding. The possession of styptic or astringent pencils, lump alum, finger bowls, or sponges is prima facie evidence that the same are being used in the practice of barbering and are unlawful.