|(a) All licensees shall clean their hands with soap
and water or use a hand sanitizer prior to performing any services
and as necessary during the services to ensure a client health and
safety. All barber establishments and licensees shall utilize clean
and disinfected equipment, tools, implements, and supplies in accordance
with this Chapter, and shall employ good hygiene habits while providing
(b) A licensee may not perform services on a client
if the licensee has reason to believe the client has a contagious
condition such as head lice, nits, ringworm; or inflamed, infected,
broken, raised or swollen skin or nail tissue; or an open wound or
sore in the area to be serviced.
(c) Multi-use equipment, implements, tools or materials
not addressed in this chapter shall be cleaned and disinfected before
use on each client. Except as otherwise provided in this chapter,
chairs and dryers do not need to be disinfected prior to use for each
(d) Single-use equipment, implements, tools or porous
items not addressed in this rule shall be discarded after use on a
(e) Electrical equipment that cannot be immersed in
liquid shall be wiped clean and disinfected prior to each use on a
(f) All clean and disinfected implements and materials
when not in use shall be stored in a clean, dry, debris-free environment
including but not limited to drawers, cases, tool belts, rolling trays,
or hung from hooks. They must be stored separate from soiled implements
and materials. Ultraviolet electrical sanitizers are permissible for
use as a dry storage container. Non-barber related supplies must be
stored in separate drawers or locations.
(g) A container, large enough to fully immerse all
tools and implements with liquid disinfectant shall be used to disinfect
combs, brushes, scissors or other equipment which may be safely immersed
in a liquid disinfectant.
(h) Shampoo bowls and manicure tables shall be disinfected
prior to use for each client.
(i) Floors in barber establishments shall be thoroughly
cleaned each day. All hair cuttings shall be removed as soon as practicable.
(j) All trash containers must be emptied daily and
kept clean by washing or using plastic liners.
(k) Hand washing facilities, including hot and cold
running water must be provided for employees.
(l) Clean towels shall be used on each client. Towels
must be washed in hot water and chlorine bleach.
(m) Soiled towels shall be removed after use on each
client and deposited in a suitable receptacle.
(n) Each barber establishment shall keep all products
used in the conduct of their business properly labeled in compliance
with OSHA requirements.
(o) Haircutting capes and shampoo capes shall be kept
clean. A clean (one-use) cape shall be used for each client, or a
sanitary neck strip or towel shall be used to keep capes from coming
into direct contact with the client's neck.
|Source Note: The provisions of this §82.102 adopted to be effective March 1, 2006, 31 TexReg 1268; amended to be effective August 1, 2006, 31 TexReg 5947; amended to be effective January 15, 2018, 43 TexReg 79