Chapter 4713-15 Sanitation; Communicable Diseases

4713-15-01 General infection control.

At all times, except for the period during which a licensee or boutique services registration holder performs a service and prepares the service area for the next patron, the licensed or permitted facility shall be clean and maintained in accordance with the infection control procedures outlined in this chapter. Used and/or unclean equipment and implements shall be stored separate and apart from clean items, and must be properly cleaned and disinfected prior to use.

Effective: 4/16/2018
Five Year Review (FYR) Dates: 4/3/2022
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 4713.08(A)(1), 4713.08(A)(15), 4713.08(A)(20)
Rule Amplifies: 4713.41, 4713.44, 4713.45, 4713.69
Prior Effective Dates: 9/5/1977, 12/17/1989, 1/26/97, 11/2/2013, 04/3/2017

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 disinfection shall meet the definition of "appropriate disinfectant" found in rule 4713-1-01 of the Administrative Code, and shall be used in accordance with manufacturer's instructions.

Effective: 2/16/2018
Five Year Review (FYR) Dates: 11/30/2017 and 02/16/2023
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 4713.08(A)(20), 4713.08 (A)(15), 4713.08(A)(1)
Rule Amplifies: 4713.41, 4713.69, 4713.45, 4713.44
Prior Effective Dates: 1/18/1985, 12/17/1989, 1/26/1997, 11/2/2013

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, oils, particulates, and/or when heavily soiled. Thus, non-porous implements and all salon surfaces shall be thoroughly cleaned prior to disinfection.

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

(2) All salon surfaces shall be thoroughly cleaned and then disinfected with an appropriate disinfectant before beginning a service.

(3) Disinfectants shall be prepared fresh at least daily. Disinfectants shall be prepared more than once a day if the solution becomes diluted or soiled.

(4) To ensure proper disinfection, non-porous implements and surfaces shall remain in contact with the appropriate disinfectant for the contact time recommended by the manufacturer, or for at least ten minutes if using a bleach solution.

(B) Porous implements shall be discarded after each use, and shall not be cleaned or disinfected for reuse.

(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 the contents.

(D) All spills of blood and/or bodily fluids shall be cleaned as soon as possible and disinfected with an appropriate disinfectant.

(1) Nonporous, single-use gloves shall be used to pick up waste.

(2) Any towel, cloth, or other item used to clean a spill of blood or bodily fluids shall be discarded by placing in double bags, or in a biohazard container.

(3) Any clothing affected by the spill shall be removed prior to returning to work.

(4) Any mops, brushes, buckets, or similar items used to clean the spill area shall be disinfected by immersing in a bleach solution mixed and used in accordance with rule 4713-1-01 of the Administrative Code.

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

Replaces: 4713-15-03

Effective: 2/16/2018
Five Year Review (FYR) Dates: 02/16/2023
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 4713.08(A)(20), 4713.08 (A)(15), 4713.08(A)(1)
Rule Amplifies: 4713.41, 4713.69, 4713.45, 4713.44
Prior Effective Dates: 11/1/1984, 12/17/1989, 1/26/1997, 4/1/2001, 1/17/2002, 1/10/2004, 5/1/04, 8/11/2008, 11/2/2013

4713-15-04 Shampoo bowls.

After each use, all shampoo bowls, shampoo boards, and any other items used for shampooing shall be cleaned of hair and other debris, and then shall be disinfected using an appropriate disinfectant.

Effective: 2/16/2018
Five Year Review (FYR) Dates: 11/30/2017 and 02/16/2023
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 4713.08(A)(20), 4713.08 (A)(15), 4713.08(A)(1)
Rule Amplifies: 4713.45, 4713.44, 4713.41, 4713.69
Prior Effective Dates: 9/5/1977, 12/17/1989, 1/26/1997, 11/2/2013

4713-15-05 Proper protection of neck.

No cape or similar article shall be placed directly against the neck of a patron. A licensee or boutique services registration holder 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: 4/3/2017
Five Year Review (FYR) Dates: 01/13/2017 and 04/03/2022
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 4713.08(A)(1), (A)(15), (A)(20)
Rule Amplifies: 4713.41, 4713.44, 4713.45, 4713.69
Prior Effective Dates: 9/5/77, 12/17/89, 1/26/97, 11/2/2013

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 disposable spatula or a non-porous spatula that has been cleaned and disinfected with an appropriate disinfectant.

Effective: 2/16/2018
Five Year Review (FYR) Dates: 11/30/2017 and 02/16/2023
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 4713.08(A)(20), 4713.08 (A)(15), 4713.08(A)(1)
Rule Amplifies: 4713.41, 4713.69, 4713.45, 4713.44
Prior Effective Dates: 9/5/1977, 12/17/1989, 1/26/1997, 11/2/2013

4713-15-07 Use of styptics.

Styptics to arrest bleeding shall be used only in liquid or powder form, and shall be applied by a single-use, disposable item.

Effective: 2/16/2018
Five Year Review (FYR) Dates: 11/30/2017 and 02/16/2023
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 4713.08(A)(20), 4713.08 (A)(15), 4713.08(A)(1)
Rule Amplifies: 4713.41, 4713.69, 4713.45, 4713.44
Prior Effective Dates: 9/5/1977, 12/17/1989, 11/2/2013

4713-15-08 [Rescinded] Special solution containers.

Effective: 2/16/2018
Five Year Review (FYR) Dates: 11/30/2017
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 4713.08(A)(20), 4713.08 (A)(15), 4713.08(A)(1)
Rule Amplifies: 4713.41, 4713.69, 4713.45, 4713.44
Prior Effective Dates: 9/5/1977, 12/17/1989, 1/26/1997, 11/2/2013

4713-15-09 Use of powder.

All powder shall be dispensed from a shaker or similar container and shall be applied with a single-use, disposable item, or a clean towel . No towels shall be used more than once without proper laundering as described in rule 4713-15-11 of the Administrative Code.

Effective: 2/16/2018
Five Year Review (FYR) Dates: 11/30/2017 and 02/16/2023
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 4713.08(A)(20), 4713.08 (A)(15), 4713.08(A)(1)
Rule Amplifies: 4713.41, 4713.69, 4713.45, 4713.44
Prior Effective Dates: 1/18/1985, 12/17/1989, 11/2/2013

4713-15-10 Walls and floors.

At all times, walls, floors, ceilings, and fixtures shall be maintained in a safe condition, and kept reasonably free from hair, dirt and debris, except for the 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 shall provide single-use, disposable socks or sandals to prevent the client's bare feet from touching the floor, unless the client chooses to bring and wear their own socks or sandals.

Effective: 2/16/2018
Five Year Review (FYR) Dates: 11/30/2017 and 02/16/2023
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 4713.08(A)(20), 4713.08 (A)(15), 4713.08(A)(1)
Rule Amplifies: 4713.41, 4713.69, 4713.45, 4713.44
Prior Effective Dates: 9/5/1977, 12/17/1989, 1/26/1997, 2/1/2005, 11/2/2013

4713-15-11 Proper laundering methods.

All cloth towels, robes, and similar items, except for those exposed to blood or body fluids as described in paragraph (D)(2) of rule 4713-15-03 of the Administrative Code, shall be laundered through a commercial laundry service or onsite, in a washing machine with laundry detergent used according to manufacturer's directions . Laundering shall be completed using hot water, and laundered items shall be dried prior to use. A hamper or receptacle with solid sides shall be provided for all soiled towels and linens.

Effective: 2/16/2018
Five Year Review (FYR) Dates: 11/30/2017 and 02/16/2023
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 4713.08(A)(20), 4713.08 (A)(15), 4713.08(A)(1)
Rule Amplifies: 4713.41, 4713.69, 4713.45, 4713.44
Prior Effective Dates: 11/1/1984, 12/17/1989, 1/26/1997, 4/1/2001, 11/2/2013

4713-15-12 [Rescinded] Personal hygiene.

Effective: 4/3/2017
Five Year Review (FYR) Dates: 01/13/2017
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 4713.08(A)(1), (A)(15), (A)(20)
Rule Amplifies: 4713.41, 4713.44, 4713.45, 4713.69
Prior Effective Dates: 1/18/85, 12/17/89, 2/24/91, 1/26/97, 4/1/01, 2/1/05, 11/2/2013

4713-15-13 Contagious/communicable diseases.

(A) Licensees and boutique registration holders shall not perform a service on a client who has visible swelling, eruption, redness, bruising on skin, rash, or a parasitic infestation in the area where a service is to be performed without written permission from a physician.

(B) A licensee or boutique services registration holder who has visible swelling, eruption, redness, bruising on skin, rash, or a parasitic infestation shall not practice cosmetology or a branch of cosmetology, or otherwise provide a service in a salon without written permission from a physician.

(C) When a salon owner, manager, or individual assigned responsibility by the owner suspects a licensee, boutique services registration holder, or any individual working in the salon has visible swelling, eruption, redness, bruising on skin, rash, or a parasitic infestation, the salon shall have the individual provide a written statement from a physician that there is no danger of infection. The salon shall request the licensee, boutique services registration holder, or other individual not work until the individual provides the written statement from a physician.

(D) If a licensee, boutique services registration holder, patron, or other individual has exhibited the symptoms mentioned in paragraphs (A) and (B) of this rule, all areas and equipment that came in contact with the individual shall be cleaned and disinfected with an appropriate disinfectant.

Effective: 2/16/2018
Five Year Review (FYR) Dates: 4/3/2022
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 4713.08(A)(20), 4713.08(A)(15), 4713.08(A)(1)
Rule Amplifies: 4713.44, 4713.41, 4713.69, 4713.45
Prior Effective Dates: 9/5/1977, 12/17/1989, 2/24/1991, 1/26/1997, 11/2/2013, 4/3/2017

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) Pedicure units, including those that provide circulating, whirlpool or vacuum effects, and all removable parts (filters, screens, etc.) 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 , and may then be disinfected by either using the heat source of the electric equipment in the manner suggested by the equipment manufacturer, or by following 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 by cleaning the equipment with an implement or other tool to remove foreign matter, and then saturating the equipment with, or immersing in, an appropriate disinfectant.

(E) Any implement or tool used to clean electrical equipment shall be cleaned of foreign matter and then disinfected with an appropriate disinfectant.

Effective: 2/16/2018
Five Year Review (FYR) Dates: 4/3/2022
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 4713.08(A)(20), 4713.08(A)(15), 4713.08(A)(1)
Rule Amplifies: 4713.41, 4713.69, 4713.45, 4713.44
Prior Effective Dates: 1/10/2004, 11/2/2013, 4/3/2017

4713-15-16 Food in a salon.

Salons offering food shall comply with local health board requirements.

Five Year Review (FYR) Dates: 8/24/2018 and 08/24/2023
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 4713.08
Rule Amplifies: 4713.41
Prior Effective Dates: 01/10/2004

4713-15-17 Rooms used for massage therapy, cosmetic therapy, or other professional services.

If cosmetic therapy, massage therapy, or other professional services are provided in a salon, the individual providing the service must comply with all infection control standards of their respective licensing agency, and the standards set forth in this chapter.

Replaces: 4713-15-17

Effective: 2/16/2018
Five Year Review (FYR) Dates: 02/16/2023
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 4713.08(A)(20), 4713.08 (A)(15), 4713.08(A)(12), 4713.08(A)(11)
Rule Amplifies: 4713.41, 4713.42, 4713.44
Prior Effective Dates: 1/10/2004, 11/2/2013