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TITLE 16ECONOMIC REGULATION
PART 4TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF LICENSING AND REGULATION
CHAPTER 83COSMETOLOGISTS
RULE §83.107Health and Safety Standards--Electric Drill Bits

(a) Only electric files, drills, or machines specifically designed and manufactured for use in the professional nail industry may be used in any cosmetology establishment for performing manicure or pedicure services. Craft, hardware, and hobby tools cannot be used under any circumstances.

(b) After each use, diamond, carbide, natural and metal bits shall be cleaned by either

  (1) using a brush;

  (2) using an ultrasonic cleaner; or

  (3) immersing the bit in acetone for 5 to 10 minutes.

(c) Immediately after cleaning all visible debris, diamond, carbide, natural and metal bits shall be disinfected by complete immersion in an appropriate disinfectant between clients, then sterilized in accordance with this chapter.

(d) Buffing bits and chamois shall be cleaned with soap and water at the end of every day of use in addition to being cleaned or replaced between clients.


Source Note: The provisions of this §83.107 adopted to be effective March 1, 2006, 31 TexReg 1280; amended to be effective August 1, 2006, 31 TexReg 5952

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