Chapter 4713-15 Sanitation; Communicable Diseases

4713-15-01 General sanitation.

At all times, except for the immediate period during which a licensee performs a cosmetology service and prepares the service area for the next patron, the licensed or permitted facility, including all equipment, implements and other personal property in the facility shall be reasonably sanitary. Should a question arise about the sanitary condition of the licensed or permitted facility or the cleanliness of an employee, the board shall determine what constitutes sanitary or cleanliness.

Replaces: 4713-15-01

Effective: 11/02/2013
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 11/02/2018
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: R.C. 4713.08
Rule Amplifies: R.C. 4713.41
Prior Effective Dates: 9/5/77, 12/17/89, 1/26/97

4713-15-02 Methods of disinfection.

Any implements to be used on any patrons shall be properly sanitized and then disinfected. All chemicals used for infection control (sanitation and disinfection) shall be EPA registered, bacteriologically effective and commercially prepared disinfection agents and shall be used in accordance with manufacturer's instructions.

Effective: 11/02/2013
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 08/07/2013 and 11/02/2018
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: R.C. 4713.08
Rule Amplifies: R.C. 4713.41
Prior Effective Dates: 1/18/85, 12/17/89, 1/26/97

4713-15-03 Disinfection of implements and spills; blood and body fluids.

(A) Disinfectants are inactivated and ineffective when the implement to be disinfected is visibly contaminated with debris, hair, dirt, particulates and/or when heavily soiled. Thus, non-porous implements and all salon surfaces shall be thoroughly cleaned (sanitized) prior to disinfection. Porous implements shall be discarded after each use, and shall not be disinfected for reuse.

(1) All used non-porous implements shall first be cleaned with warm soapy/detergent water of visible dirt, debris and/or bodily fluids and then disinfected by completely immersing in an "appropriate disinfectant." A covered container of adequate size shall be used for the wet disinfectant.

(a) All non-porous implements, which come in contact with intact skin, shall be thoroughly cleaned before immersion in an appropriate disinfectant.

(b) All non-porous implements, which have come in contact with blood or body fluids, shall be thoroughly cleaned before immersion in an "appropriate disinfectant." For personal protection against blood-borne pathogens, cleanup should always be done wearing non-porous disposable intact gloves and also gowns and eye protection for large spills.

(2) Disinfectants shall be prepared fresh at least daily when the salon opens for business. Disinfectants shall be prepared more than once a day if the solution becomes diluted or soiled.

(3) To ensure an item is disinfected so that the HIV/HBV and other viruses, bacteria, fungi and molds are destroyed or safely disarmed, the individual disinfecting the surface shall strictly follow the contact time suggested as appropriate by the manufacturer of the disinfectant. "Contact time" is the time the surface of the equipment or implement must stay visibly moist with disinfectant to be effective against the pathogens listed on the label of the product.

(B) Household bleach is an effective disinfectant for all purposes in a salon. Bleach solutions shall be mixed daily and used in a nine to one solution (nine parts tap water and one part bleach). Bleach shall be kept in a closed covered container and not exposed to sunlight. Bleach may produce eye irritation or mouth, esophageal, and gastric burns. Bleach is corrosive to metals. Bleach vapors might react with vapors from other chemicals, and therefore should not be placed, disposed of or stored near other chemicals used in salons (i.e. acrylic monomers, alcohol, other disinfecting products, or near flame). Used or soiled bleach solution shall be discarded at least every day by pouring the solution down a sink basin or toilet bowl.

(C) All bottles and/or containers other than the original manufacturers' container used for application of an appropriate disinfectant shall be properly labeled as to contents.

(D) Always clean up blood and bodily fluid spills with the appropriate disinfectants and sanitizing agents and clean the spills as soon as possible, immediately is best, to minimize contamination.

(1) Use nonporous disposable gloves to pick up waste. The gloves shall not be torn.

(2) Use disposable towels or other similar items to clean the spill.

(3) Any item used to clean a minor cut shall be discarded by placing the item in double bags or in a biohazard container, regardless of the size or number of items used. An individual may double bag by placing the waste in a zip lock bag, locking the bag and then placing it in a plastic, sealable trash bag.

(4) Clean and disinfect the spill area with a mop or disposable cloths using a mix of nine parts water to one part common household bleach.

(5) Thoroughly rinse and disinfect the cleaning equipment, mops, brushes and bucket with a solution of nine parts water and to one part bleach.

(6) Avoid picking up broken glass, metal or other sharp objects by hand if a blood spill is involved; use a dustpan and brush. Store sharp objects in disposable containers that cannot be penetrated and then bag the container in a second, sealable bag.

(7) Remove clothing with spilled blood and thoroughly wash hands before returning to work, eating, or using any product that comes into contact with skin, eyes, nose and mouth.

(8) If in doubt of what to do, call the local health board for directions.

(E) Any unused porous items shall be stored in a closed, dustproof cabinet, drawer or container.

(F) Environmental protection agency/ EPA approved disinfectants are indicated by their registration number on the product label. The product's manufacturer's directions for use shall always be followed.

Effective: 11/02/2013
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 11/02/2018
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: R.C. 4713.08
Rule Amplifies: R.C. 4713.41
Prior Effective Dates: 11/1/84, 12/17/89, 1/26/97, 4/1/01, 1/17/02, 1/10/04, 5/4/01, 8/11/2008

4713-15-04 Shampoo bowls.

After each use, all shampoo bowls, shampoo boards, cups, or similar items shall be cleaned of hair and other debris and then shall be disinfected. A disinfectant spray cleaning product or a wipe may be used to disinfect a shampoo bowl, shampoo board, cup or similar item after the item has been cleaned.

Effective: 11/02/2013
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 08/07/2013 and 11/02/2018
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: R.C. 4713.08
Rule Amplifies: R.C. 4713.41
Prior Effective Dates: 9/5/77, 12/17/89, 1/26/97

4713-15-05 Proper protection of neck.

No cape or similar article shall be placed directly against the neck of a patron. A licensee shall use a paper neck band or a clean towel to prevent the cape or other similar article from coming into direct contact with a patron. No neck band of paper or cloth shall be used more than once. No towels shall be used more than once without proper laundering as described in rule 4713-15-11 of the Administrative Code.

Effective: 11/02/2013
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 08/07/2013 and 11/02/2018
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: R.C. 4713.08
Rule Amplifies: R.C. 4713.41
Prior Effective Dates: 9/5/77, 12/17/89, 1/26/97

4713-15-06 Use of creams.

All creams and other semi-solid substances, except for products that are dispensed from a pump, squeeze or spray container, shall be removed from containers with a cleaned and disinfected or disposable spatula. Spatulas made of a washable nonabsorbent material shall be cleaned and disinfected before being used again. Spatulas made of wood shall be discarded after one use.

Effective: 11/02/2013
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 08/07/2013 and 11/02/2018
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: R.C. 4713.08
Rule Amplifies: R.C. 4713.41
Prior Effective Dates: 9/5/77, 12/17/89, 1/26/97

4713-15-07 Use of styptics.

Styptics to arrest bleeding shall be used only in liquid or powder form and shall be applied by clean, disposable gauze, disposable cotton, or any other sanitary, disposable item.

Effective: 11/02/2013
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 08/07/2013 and 11/02/2018
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: R.C. 4713.08
Rule Amplifies: R.C. 4713.41
Prior Effective Dates: 9/5/77, 12/17/89

4713-15-08 Special solution containers.

All products shall be kept in a closed or covered, disposable container to prevent contamination, except when the product is being used as part of a service.

Replaces: 4713-15-08

Effective: 11/02/2013
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 11/02/2018
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: R.C. 4713.08
Rule Amplifies: R.C. 4713.41
Prior Effective Dates: 9/5/77, 12/17/89, 1/26/97

4713-15-09 Use of powder.

All powder shall be dispensed from a shaker or similar container and shall be applied with clean, disposable gauze or disposable cotton applicators, or other disposable applicators, or a towel that shall be disinfected after one use as set forth in rule 4713-15-11 of the Administrative Code.

Effective: 11/02/2013
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 08/07/2013 and 11/02/2018
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: R.C. 4713.08
Rule Amplifies: R.C. 4713.41
Prior Effective Dates: 1/18/85, 9/5/77, 12/17/89

4713-15-10 Walls and floors.

At all times, walls, floors and fixtures shall be kept reasonably free from hair, dirt and debris except for the immediate period during which a licensee performs a cosmetology service and prepares the service area for the next patron. Floor covering shall be totally nonabsorbent and shall extend at least in a three foot radius from the center of any styling or shampoo service chair or pedicure unit. For any service where a client removes shoes and socks, the salon may provide disposable socks or sandals to prevent the client's bare feet from touching the floor. Any place in a salon where a client may be on the floor in bare feet shall be cleaned and disinfected after each use.

Replaces: 4713-15-10

Effective: 11/02/2013
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 11/02/2018
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: R.C. 4713.08
Rule Amplifies: R.C. 4713.41
Prior Effective Dates: 9/5/77, 12/17/89, 1/26/97, 2/1/05

4713-15-11 Proper laundering methods.

All cloth towels, robes, and similar items shall be laundered in a washing machine with laundry detergent and chlorine bleach used according to manufacturer's directions for sanitation purposes. A closed dustproof cabinet with solid sides and a top shall be provided for clean towels and linens, and a hamper with solid sides or a receptacle with solid sides shall be provided for all soiled towels and linens.

Effective: 11/02/2013
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 08/07/2013 and 11/02/2018
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: R.C. 4713.08
Rule Amplifies: R.C. 4713.41
Prior Effective Dates: 11/1/84, 9/5/77, 12/17/89, 1/26/97, 4/1/01

4713-15-12 Personal hygiene.

Every person engaged in the practice of cosmetology or any of its branches shall thoroughly cleanse his or her hands with soap and water or an anti-bacterial sanitizer immediately before serving each patron. All licensees shall wear a clean washable outer garment or clothing that is kept reasonably free from hair and clean at all times while serving a patron in a salon. No licensee shall carry or store implements in pockets, in a belt, in a leather case or in an apron.

Effective: 11/02/2013
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 08/07/2013 and 11/02/2018
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 4713.08
Rule Amplifies: 4713.41
Prior Effective Dates: 1/18/85, 12/17/89, 2/24/91, 1/26/97, 4/1/01, 2/1/05

4713-15-13 Contagious/communicable diseases.

(A) No patron with definite open sores, who is exhibiting symptoms of an infectious or contagious disease, a disorder of the skin, or parasitic infestations shall be served without written permission from a physician. A salon shall have a written policy describing the process licensees working in the salon shall follow should a client exhibit the above mentioned symptoms. The policy shall direct the licensee as to how to follow this rule and how to minimize embarrassment to the client in the process. An independent contractor shall also develop a policy as to how to serve a patron exhibiting the above mentioned symptoms.

(B) No licensee who knowingly has open sores, or who is exhibiting symptoms of an infectious or contagious disease or a disorder of the skin or a parasitic infestation shall practice cosmetology or a branch of cosmetology or otherwise provide a service in a salon while the licensee has the above mentioned symptoms.

(C) When a salon owner, manager or individual assigned responsibility by the owner suspects a licensee or any individual working in the salon has open sores, or is exhibiting symptoms of an infectious or contagious disease, a disorder of the skin or a parasitic infestation, the salon shall have the individual provide a doctor's statement that there is no danger of infection. The salon may request the licensee or other individual not work unless the licensee has written permission from a physician.

(D) If a licensee or a patron has exhibited the symptoms mentioned in paragraphs (A) and (B) of this rule, that area in which the ill individual sat, or received cosmetological services and all equipment and implements that could have possibly been touched by that individual shall be cleaned and disinfected as set forth in paragraph (D) of rule 4713-15-03 of the Administrative Code.

Effective: 11/02/2013
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 08/07/2013 and 11/02/2018
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: R.C. 4713.08
Rule Amplifies: R.C. 4713.41
Prior Effective Dates: 9/5/77, 1/18/85, 12/17/89, 2/24/91, 1/26/97

4713-15-14 [Rescinded] Policy on prohibiting animals.

Effective: 11/02/2013
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 08/07/2013
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 4713.08
Rule Amplifies: 4713.41
Prior Effective Dates: 9/5/77, 12/17/89, 1/26/97

4713-15-15 Equipment sanitation.

(A) Salons shall maintain a copy of the manufacturer's/ owner's manual for all equipment in service and shall follow the manufacturer's suggestions for cleaning the equipment.

(B) Electrical equipment, (whether professional or consumer design) that provides circulating, whirlpool or vacuum effects, shall be cleaned and disinfected after each use. Such equipment shall also be flushed and maintained as recommended by its manufacturer.

(C) Electrically heated equipment shall first be cleaned to remove any hair or debris.

After cleaning the electrically heated equipment the licensee may either use the heat source of the electric equipment to disinfect the equipment in the manner suggested by the equipment's manufacturer or may use the procedure for disinfecting electrical equipment described in paragraph (D) of this rule.

(D) Any other electrical equipment, including trimmers, clippers and attachments shall be cleaned and disinfected after each use. Such electrical equipment shall be disinfected using the following method:

(1) Before beginning the disinfection process, the licensee or individual cleaning the equipment shall remove hair and/or all foreign matter;

(a) The foreign matter shall be removed using an implement or other tool, and

(b) The implement or tool shall be cleaned and disinfected by immersion after each use as described in rule 4713-15-03 of the Administrative Code.

(2) After removing all foreign matter from the equipment, the licensee or individual shall completely saturate the equipment with an appropriate disinfectant solution, spray, or foam used according to the manufacturer's instructions. The equipment may also be immersed in a bleach solution, mixed and used as set forth in paragraph (A) of rule 4713-15-03 of the Administrative Code.

Replaces: 4713-15-15

Effective: 11/02/2013
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 11/02/2018
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: R.C. 4713.08
Rule Amplifies: R.C. 4713.41
Prior Effective Dates: 1/10/04

4713-15-16 Food in a salon.

Salons offering food shall comply with local health board requirements.

R.C. 119.032 review dates: 09/11/2013 and 09/11/2018
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 4713.08
Rule Amplifies: 4713.41
Prior Effective Dates: 1/10/04

4713-15-17 Rooms used for massage.

Rooms used for massage services may be used for other compatible services such as esthetics as long as no sanitary problems result. If cosmetic therapy, massage therapy, or other professional service is provided at the salon under section 4713.42 of the Revised Code, the salon shall sanitize and disinfect all instruments and supplies used in the cosmetic therapy, massage therapy, or other professional service after each service is provided.

Effective: 11/02/2013
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 08/07/2013 and 11/02/2018
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: R.C. 4713.08(A)(12)
Rule Amplifies: R.C. 4713.41 , 4713.42 , 4713.56
Prior Effective Dates: 1/10/04