(A) Where applicable, each tanning facility shall have on duty at all times an operator trained per rule 4713-19-14 of the Administrative Code in the correct operation of the facility so as to be able to inform and assist the public in its proper use. Such operator shall be stationed in the immediate vicinity of any such equipment and closely monitor the services being provided to each patron.
(B) Each operator shall perform the following functions as a precondition to access of the tanning facility to the public:
(1) The operator shall provide to each person desiring to use a tanning facility presanitized units and protective eyewear;
(2) The operator shall establish the time period for the initial exposure and each subsequent exposure until the time as the individual has reached their maximum radiation level;
(3) The operator shall instruct the user on the position of the safety railing in booths; and the manual switching device to terminate the radiation in case of an emergency;
(4) The operator shall inspect the facility to ensure that the floors are dry. Floors are to be made dry prior to each individual's use. Non-absorbent and non-carpeted flooring or rubber or plastic mats shall be in place where the patron enters or exits the bed. These mats shall be sanitized after each patron's use;
(5) The operator shall post signs, immediately adjacent to each unit of tanning equipment, warning consumers of the potential effects of radiation on persons taking medication and the possible relationship of radiation to skin cancer.
(6) Permit holder shall perform timer checks on beds with mechanical timers every time bulbs are changed, but at least annually and maintain documentation of the timer checks. Timer checks are not required for beds with digital timers.
(C) Each assembly of tanning equipment shall be restricted for use by only one consumer at a time. No person shall be permitted in any room where tanning equipment is operating while someone else is tanning.
(D) Each tanning facility shall have an owner's manual for each tanning device, which is providing services to patrons.
(E) A written report of any alleged tanning injury shall be forwarded to the "Board" within five working days of its occurrence or knowledge thereof. The report shall include:
(1) The date of alleged injury and name of the affected individual;
(2) The name, location and permit/identification number of the tanning facility involved and the name of the operator who assisted the customer;
(3) The nature of the alleged injury and duration of the tanning exposure;
(4) Name and address of the health care provider, and treatment, if any; and
(5) Information on the device involved, such as the manufacturer, model number, lamp used, and any other information considered relevant to the situation by the "Board".
(6) A copy of the affected individual's tanning card or computerized card information.
(F) The most recent "Board" inspection form shall be posted in a publicly conspicuous place adjacent to the facilities license.
(G) The skin type of each patron shall be documented on the tanning record for each individual patron. Only certificated operators shall determine skin type on a new patron's first visit and determine proper tanning periods and frequency.
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 12/23/2005 and 01/31/2010
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: RC 4713.08
Rule Amplifies: RC 4713.48
Prior Effective Dates: 1/8/85, 12/17/89, 1/26/97, 4/1/01, 1/17/02