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.