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.

Cite as Ohio Admin. Code 4713-15-03

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