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RULE §83.103Health and Safety Standards--Hair Cutting, Styling, Shaving, and Treatment Services

(a) Cosmetologists shall wash their hands with soap and water, or use a liquid hand sanitizer, prior to performing any services on a client.

(b) All equipment, implements, tools and materials shall be properly cleaned and disinfected in accordance with this rule prior to servicing each client.

(c) After each client, the following implements shall be wiped with a clean paper or fabric towel and sprayed with either an EPA-registered bactericidal, fungicidal, and virucidal disinfectant, or a high-level disinfectant chlorine bleach solution. Equipment, implements, tools and materials to be cleaned and disinfected include but are not limited to combs and picks, haircutting shears, thinning shears/texturizers, safety razors, edgers, guards and perm rods.

(d) At the end of each day of use, the above items, along with any other tools, such as sectioning clips, brushes, comb and picks shall be cleaned by manually scrubbing with soap and water or adequate methods, and then disinfected by one of the following methods:

  (1) Complete immersion in an EPA-registered bactericidal, fungicidal, and virucidal disinfectant in accordance with manufacturer's instructions; or

  (2) Complete immersion in a high-level disinfectant chlorine bleach solution.

Source Note: The provisions of this §83.103 adopted to be effective March 1, 2006, 31 TexReg 1280; amended to be effective January 1, 2014, 38 TexReg 9520; amended to be effective July 1, 2014, 39 TexReg 4650

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