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TITLE 16ECONOMIC REGULATION
PART 4TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF LICENSING AND REGULATION
CHAPTER 83COSMETOLOGISTS
RULE §83.111Health and Safety Standards--Blood and Body Fluids

(a) Blood can carry many pathogens. For this reason licensees should never touch a client's open sore or wound. Powdered alum, styptic powder, or a cyanoacrylate (e.g. liquid-type bandage) may be used to contract the skin to stop minor bleeding, and should be applied to the open area with a disposable cotton-tipped instrument that is immediately discarded after application.

(b) In the case of blood or body fluid contact on any surface area such as a table, chair, or the floor, an EPA-registered hospital grade disinfectant, a tuberculocidal disinfectant, or a 10% bleach solution (one-and-three quarters (1 3/4) cups of household (5.25%) bleach to one gallon of water) shall be used per manufacturer's instructions immediately to clean up all visible blood or body fluids.

(c) If any non-porous instrument is contacted with blood or body fluid, it shall be immediately cleaned and disinfected using an EPA-registered hospital grade disinfectant, a tuberculocidal disinfectant in accordance with the manufacturer's instructions, or totally immersed in a 10% bleach solution (one-and-three quarters (1 3/4) cups of household (5.25%) bleach to one gallon of water) for 5 minutes.

(d) If any porous instrument contacts blood or body fluid, it shall be immediately double-bagged and discarded in a closed trash container or biohazard box.


Source Note: The provisions of this §83.111 adopted to be effective March 1, 2006, 31 TexReg 1280

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