10 Most Common Violations Cited During an Inspection

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979 - Disinfection Non-Electrical Instruments and Equipment:

How to avoid violation:

  • Before use upon a patron, clean instruments with soap or detergent and water. Totally immerse instruments in an EPA-registered disinfectant with bactericidal, fungicidal and virucidal activity and follow the manufacturer's instructions.
  • Always keep disinfectant solution covered and change disinfectant at least once per week or when it is visibly cloudy or dirty.
  • Store all soiled non-electrical items (example: combs, brushes, manicuring tools, etc.) in a receptacle that is labeled soiled or dirty.
  • Store all disinfected non-electrical items (example: combs, brushes, manicuring tools, etc.) in a clean and covered place that is labeled clean or disinfected.

988 - Liquids, Creams, Powders and Cosmetics:

How to avoid violation:

  • Store all liquids, creams, powders and cosmetics in clean and closed containers
  • Distinctly label all bottles and containers of their contents (example: water, gel, oil, etc.).
  • When only using a portion of a cosmetic preparation, remove from container as not to contaminate the remaining portion. Example: When removing wax directly from the wax container avoid "double dipping" using the same applicator.

981 (a) - No Disposal of Non-Disinfected Items:

How to avoid violation:

  • Immediately discard items that cannot be disinfected (example: buffers, sponges, wax sticks, etc.) in a waste receptacle.

7317 - Unlicensed establishment/persons:

How to avoid violation:

  • Always keep your personal and/or establishment license current. Be sure the establishment you work for is licensed and current.

965 - Display of Licenses:

How to avoid violation:

  • Operatorís licenses need to be posted at primary work station.
  • Establishment license shall be conspicuously posted in the reception areas,
  • Do not display an expired or invalid license.

987 - Towels

How to avoid violation:

  • After a towel has once been used place in a closed receptacle.
  • Towels need to be laundered commercially or in water at least 140 degrees for not less than 15 minutes.
  • Keep clean towels stored in closed cabinets.

994 - Cleanliness and Repair:

How to avoid violation:

  • Keep all floors, walls, woodwork, ceilings, furniture, furnishing, and fixtures clean and in good repair.
  • Do not permit an accumulation of waste or refuse in establishment.

978 (a) (5) - Insufficient Disinfectant in Container for Total Immersion:

How to avoid violation:

  • When disinfecting tools and instruments, ensure there is enough disinfectant solution in the container to allow the tools and instruments to be completely covered.

986 - Neck dusters/Brushes Not Clean or Sanitary:

How to avoid violation:

  • Keep all neck/nail dusters and other brushes maintained in clean and sanitary conditions.

990 - Headrests and Treatment Tables:

How to avoid violation:

  • Keep the headrest of chairs covered with a clean towel or paper sheet for each patron.
  • Shampoo trays and bowls must be cleansed with soap and water or other detergent after each shampoo, kept in good repair and in a sanitary condition at all times.
  • Treatment tables must be covered with a clean sheet of examination paper for each patron.
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