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HEALTH LICENSING OFFICE, BOARD OF COSMETOLOGY

 

DIVISION 10

SAFETY AND SANITATION RULES

817-010-0007

Compliance with All Applicable Regulations

(1) Authorization holders must observe the Department of Human Services, Oregon Health Authority, and other city, county and state regulations.

(2) Authorization holders must adhere to all city, county, state and federal ventilation requirements.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 690.165
Stats. Implemented: ORS 690.165 & 654
Hist.: BH 2-1978, f. & ef. 11-29-78; BH 4-1984, f. & ef. 12-7-84; BH 1-1988, f. & cert. ef. 7-1-88; BH 3-1994, f. 6-23-94, cert. ef. 7-1-96; BH 1-1996, f. 5-31-96, cert. ef. 7-1-96 ; BOC 2-2001, f. 2-16-01, cert. ef. 3-1-01; BOC 1-2004, f. 6-29-04, cert. ef. 7-1-04; BOC 1-2014, f. 2-27-14, cert. ef. 3-1-14

817-010-0014

Water Supply Requirements and Standards

(1) An adequate and immediate supply of both hot and cold running water and wash basins must be available:

(a) On the facility premises and;

(b) In any work area where hazardous materials are in use, which may have a harmful effect on or be absorbed through the skin if the contamination is not removed.

(2) Sinks located in a restroom do not qualify as a water source for the facility.

(3) If only natural hair care services are provided within the facility a sink located in the restroom qualifies as a water source.

(4) Washing accommodations must be maintained in a clean and sanitary condition.

(5) Hand soap or similar cleansing agents must be available.

(6) Individual towels of cloth or paper must available. Air blowers for drying the hands may be substituted for towels.

(7) Use of bar soap or a common towel is prohibited.

[Publications: Publications referenced are available from the agency.]

Stat. Auth.: ORS 690.205
Stats. Implemented: ORS 448
Hist.: BH 2-1978, f. & ef. 11-29-78; BH 4-1984, f. & ef. 12-7-84; BH 1-1988, f. & cert. ef. 7-1-88; BH 2-1990, f. & cert. ef. 10-29-90; Renumbered from 817-010-0016(1) & (2); BH 3-1994, f. 6-23-94, cert. ef. 7-1-94; BH 1-1996, f. 5-31-96, cert. ef. 7-1-96; BOC 1-2000, f. 5-12-00, cert. ef. 5-15-00; BOC 1-2004, f. 6-29-04, cert. ef. 7-1-04; BOC 1-2013, f. 12-30-13, cert. ef. 1-1-14

817-010-0021

Restroom/Toilets and Water Disposal

(1) Restrooms must be available for employees. The restroom must be on the facility premises or in an adjoining premise which is reasonably accessible from any work area.

(2) All restrooms on facility premises must be kept clean, sanitary and in proper working order at all times.

(3) All liquid waste from toilets and sinks must be discharged directly into a public sewer or, in the absence of a public sewer, by method meeting the requirements of ORS Chapter 454 (sewage treatment and disposal systems).

Stat. Auth.: ORS 690
Stats. Implemented:
Hist.: BH 2-1978, f. & ef. 11-29-78; BH 4-1984, f. & ef. 12-7-84; BH 1-1988, f. & cert. ef. 7-1-88; BH 2-1990, f. & cert. ef. 10-29-90; Renumbered from 817-010-0026; BH 3-1994, f. 6-23-94, cert. ef. 7-1-94; BOC 1-2014, f. 2-27-14, cert. ef. 3-1-14

817-010-0035

Towels or Linens

An authorization holder must:

(1) Use clean towels or linens for each client.

(2) Store clean towels and linens in a clean area.

(3) Use closable containers large enough and sturdy enough to store all soiled towels or linens.

(4) Store chemically soiled towels or linens in fire-retardant containers.

(5) Launder towels or linens by a regular commercial laundering or by a non-commercial laundering process, which includes use of commercial laundry detergent manufactured for the purpose of cleaning clothes, linens or other washable fabric, and immersion in hot water during the hot water wash/rinse operation.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 690.205
Stats. Implemented: ORS 690.205
Hist.: BH 2-1978, f. & ef. 11-29-78; BH 4-1984, f. & ef. 12-7-84; BH 1-1988, f. & cert. ef. 7-1-88; BH 2-1990, f. & cert. ef. 10-29-90; BH 3-1994, f. 6-23-94, cert. ef. 7-1-94; BH 1-1996, f. 5-31-96, cert. ef. 7-1-96; BBH 1-1998, f. 6-24-98, cert. ef. 6-30-98; BOC 1-2000, f. 5-12-00, cert. ef. 5-15-00; BOC 1-2004, f. 6-29-04, cert. ef. 7-1-04; BOC 1-2014, f. 2-27-14, cert. ef. 3-1-14

817-010-0040

Articles in Contact with a Client

(1) A neck strip or towel must be placed around the client's neck to prevent direct contact between a common use hair cloth or cape and the client's skin.

(2) All items which come in direct contact with the client's skin but do not require disinfecting must be clean.

(3) All articles which come in direct contact with the client's skin and cannot be cleaned or disinfected must be disposed of in a covered waste receptacle immediately after use.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 690.205
Stats. Implemented: ORS 690.205
Hist.: BH 2-1978, f. & ef. 11-29-78; BH 4-1984, f. & ef. 12-7-84; BH 2-1990, f. & cert. ef. 10-29-90; BH 3-1994, f. 6-23-94, cert. ef. 7-1-94; BH 1-1996, f. 5-31-96, cert. ef. 7-1-96; BOC 1-2014, f. 2-27-14, cert. ef. 3-1-14

817-010-0055

Materials in Contact with a Client and Use of Paraffin Wax

(1) All substances, including paraffin wax, used within a field of practice must be dispensed from containers in a manner to prevent contamination of the unused portion.

(2) Paraffin wax must be used in such a manner that prevents contamination of wax remaining in the paraffin bath or container, such as application with a single use or sanitized spatula or applicator, or disposal of any used wax.

(3) Paraffin must be covered when not in use, and maintained at a temperature specified by the manufacturer's instructions.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 690.205
Stats. Implemented: ORS 690.205
Hist.: BH 2-1978, f. & ef. 11-29-78; BH 4-1984, f. & ef. 12-7-84; BH 1-1988, f. & cert. ef. 7-1-88; BH 2-1990, f. & cert. ef. 10-29-90; BH 3-1994, f. 6-23-94, cert. ef. 7-1-94; BH 1-1996, f. 5-31-96, cert. ef. 7-1-96; BOC 1-2000, f. 5-12-00, cert. ef. 5-15-00; BOC 1-2004, f. 6-29-04, cert. ef. 7-1-04; BOC 1-2014, f. 2-27-14, cert. ef. 3-1-14

817-010-0060

Refuse and Waste Material

(1) All chemical waste material must be disposed of in a closed container at the conclusion of each service and disposed of in a fire retardant container at the end of each business day.

(2) All waste related to the performance of services must be disposed of in a covered container to avoid blood or other potentially infectious materials.

(3) All waste unrelated to performance of services must be disposed of in a covered waste disposal container. Containers located in the reception area, which do not contain waste relating to performance of services, are exempt from having covers.

(4) All outer surfaces of waste disposal containers must be kept clean.

(5) All waste which contains blood or other potentially infectious materials must be disposed of in a glove or plastic bag and then disposed of in a covered container with a garbage liner immediately following the service.

(6) All disposable sharp objects that come in direct contact with blood or other potentially infectious materials must be disposed of in a sealable rigid (puncture-proof) container to avoid cuts or punctures during the disposal process.

(7) Authorization holders must have sealable plastic bags and sealable rigid containers available for use at all times services are being performed.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 690.205
Stats. Implemented: ORS 690.205
Hist.: BH 2-1978, f. & ef. 11-29-78; BH 2-1982, f. & ef. 3-31-82; BH 4-1984, f. & ef. 12-7-84; BH 1-1988, f. & cert. ef. 7-1-88; BH 2-1990, f. & cert. ef. 10-29-90; BH 3-1994, f. 6-23-94, cert. ef. 7-1-94; BH 1-1996, f. 5-31-96, cert. ef. 7-1-96; BOC 1-2004, f. 6-29-04, cert. ef. 7-1-04; BOC 1-2014, f. 2-27-14, cert. ef. 3-1-14

817-010-0065

Requirements and Standards

(1) All tools and implements that come in direct contact with clients, must be disinfected or disposed of after each use.

(2) Low-level and high-level disinfectants must meet the requirements defined under OAR 817-005-0005.

(3) Adequate disinfecting and sterilizing equipment must be maintained for the volume of business and usage requirements for the number of authorization holders performing services,

(4) If sterilization equipment is used, the equipment must be maintained and used according to manufacturer's instructions.

(5) When used according to the manufacturer's instructions, each of the following is an approved method of disinfecting tools and implements:

(a) Complete immersion in an appropriate disinfectant according to OAR 817-005-0005.

(b) Steam sterilizer, registered and listed with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration; or

(c) Dry heat sterilizer or autoclave, registered and listed with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

(6) All disinfectants listed in subsection (2) of this rule must be kept at adequate strengths to maintain effectiveness, be free of foreign material and be available for immediate use at all times when the facility is open for business.

(7) Nail files, pumice blocks, cosmetic sponges, buffer blocks, sanding bands or sleeves, orangewood sticks, disposable nail bits and other similar articles must be given to the client or discarded after use on a client. Presence of used articles in the work area may be used as prima facie evidence of re-use of those articles.

(8) Protective gloves that are not cleaned with soap and water and disinfected must be disposed of after use on a client.

(9) All manual or mechanical devices and equipment used in a field of practice must meet all “product registration requirements” imposed by any federal, state, county, or local authority.

(10) Verification and documentation must be maintained and accessible for any device classified by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that is used in a field of practice.

(11) The documentation requirements described in section (10) of this rule apply to specialized items used in a field of practice and may not apply to those items used in the delivery of basic services, which have been defined as an "article," equipment," or "materials and supplies" in OAR chapter 817, division 005, such as scissors, combs, orangewood sticks, shampoo bowls, styling chairs or nail files.

(12) Use of any manual or mechanical device or equipment must be within the operator’s scope of practice under ORS 690, be consistent with the manufacturer’s intended use of the device, and with client health and safety. In determining whether the use of any manual or mechanical device or equipment is consistent with client health and safety, the agency will consider the information provided in the documentation required by section (10) of this rule.

(13) Any manual or mechanical device or equipment used in a field of practice is subject to inspection and the documentation required by section (10) of this rule must be made available upon demand.

(14) All laser hair reduction skin care services must comply with requirements of the March 16, 2007, edition of the American National Standards for Safe Use of Lasers (ANSI) Z136.1-2007.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 690.205
Stats. Implemented: ORS 690.205
Hist.: BH 2-1978, f. & ef. 11-29-78; BH 2-1980, f. & ef. 5-29-80; BH 2-1982, f. & ef. 3-31-82; BH 4-1984, f. & ef. 12-7-84; BH 1-1988, f. & cert. ef. 7-1-88; BH 2-1990, f. & cert. ef. 10-29-90; BH 3-1994, f. 6-23-94, cert. ef. 78-1-94; BH 1-1996, f. 5-31-96, cert. ef. 7-1-96; BH 1-1997, f. 7-22-97, cert. ef. 8-1-97; BBH 1-1998, f. 6-24-98, cert. ef. 6-30-98; BOC 1-2000, f. 5-12-00, cert. ef. 5-15-00; BOC 4-2001(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 11-1-01 thru 4-29-02; BOC 1-2002, f. 5-31-02 cert. ef. 6-1-02; BOC 1-2004, f. 6-29-04, cert. ef. 7-1-04; BOC 1-2006, f. & cert. ef. 3-15-06; BOC 1-2008, f. 5-27-08, cert. ef. 6-1-08; BOC 2-2011, f. & cert. ef. 5-5-11; BOC 1-2014, f. 2-27-14, cert. ef. 3-1-14

817-010-0068

Disinfecting Non-Electrical Tools and Implements

(1) All tools and implements used within a field of practice must be disinfected before use on each client. To disinfect non-electrical tools and implements:

(a) Remove all hair and all foreign material;

(b) Clean thoroughly with soap or detergent and water;

(c) Rinse thoroughly with clear, clean water; and

(d) Complete process as outlined in section (2) or (3) of this rule; or

(e) Sterilize, using one of the approved methods listed in OAR 817-010-0065(5)(b) or (c).

(2) For all tools and implements without sharp edges or points, including but not limited to combs, brushes, rollers, rods, etc., completely immerse according to manufacturer's instructions in a solution containing l,000 parts per million (ppm) of a commercial quaternary ammonium compound or other low-level disinfectant used according to the manufacturer's instructions.

(3) For all tools and implements with sharp edges or points completely immersed in a high-level disinfectant used according to the manufacturer's instructions.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 690.165 & 690.205
Stats. Implemented: ORS 690.165 & 690.205
Hist.: BH 2-1978, f. & ef. 11-29-78; BH 2-1980, f. & ef. 5-29-80; BH 2-1982, f. & ef. 3-31-82; BH 4-1984, f. & ef. 12-7-84; BH 1-1988, f. & cert. ef. 7-1-88; BH 2-1990, f. & cert. ef. 10-29-90; BH 3-1994, f. 6-23-94, cert. ef. 78-1-94; BH 1-1996, f. 5-31-96, cert. ef. 7-1-96; BH 1-1997, f. 7-22-97, cert. ef. 8-1-97; BBH 1-1998, f. 6-24-98, cert. ef. 6-30-98; BOC 1-2000, f. 5-12-00, cert. ef. 5-15-00; BOC 1-2004, f. 6-29-04, cert. ef. 7-1-04; BOC 1-2006, f. & cert. ef. 3-15-06; BOC 1-2014, f. 2-27-14, cert. ef. 3-1-14

817-010-0069

Disinfecting Electrical Tools and Implements

(1) All electrical tools and implements, with the exception of clipper blades, must be disinfected before each use. To disinfect electrical tools and implements:

(a) Remove all hair and all foreign material;

(b) Disinfect with a low-level disinfectant used according to the manufacturer's instructions.

(2) Electrical clipper blades must be disinfected before each use. The method is as follows:

(a) Remove all hair and all foreign material;

(b) Completely saturate clipper blade with a high-level disinfectant solution, spray, or foam used according to the manufacturer's instructions.

(3) Electrical clipper blades may be sterilized, using one of the approved methods listed in OAR 817-010-0065(5)(b) or (c).

Stat. Auth.: ORS 676.605, 690.165 & 690.205
Stats. Implemented: ORS 676.605, 690.165 & 690.205
Hist.: BH 2-1990, f. & cert. ef. 10-29-90; BH 3-1994, f. 6-23-94, cert. ef. 7-1-94; BOC 1-2004, f. 6-29-04, cert. ef. 7-1-04; BOC 1-2014, f. 2-27-14, cert. ef. 3-1-14

817-010-0075

Storage of Tools and Implements

(1) New, disinfected and cleaned tools and implements must be stored separately from all others.

(2) Roller-storage receptacles and their contents must be clean and free of foreign material.

(3) All storage drawers used for clean tools and implements must be clean, free of hair and used only for clean tools and implements.

(4) Storage cabinets, work stations and vanities must be kept clean.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 676.605, 690.165 & 690.205
Stats. Implemented: ORS 676.605, 690.165 & 690.205
Hist.: BH 2-1978, f. & ef. 11-29-78; BH 4-1984, f. & ef. 12-7-84; BH 2-1990, f. & cert. ef. 10-29-90; BH 3-1994, f. 6-23-94, cert. ef. 7-1-94; BH 1-1996, f. 5-31-96, cert. ef. 7-1-96; BOC 4-2001(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 11-1-01 thru 4-29-02; BOC 1-2002, f. 5-31-02 cert. ef. 6-1-02; BOC 1-2004, f. 6-29-04, cert. ef. 7-1-04; BOC 1-2014, f. 2-27-14, cert. ef. 3-1-14

817-010-0085

Hairpieces

(1) During the trying on of a manufactured hairpiece, that portion of the head which comes in contact with the hairpiece must be completely covered with a disposable cover.

(2) All used hair goods must be cleaned according to manufacturer's instructions before resale and marked as "used."

Stat. Auth.: ORS 690
Stats. Implemented:
Hist.: BH 2-1978, f. & ef. 11-29-78; BH 4-1984, f. & ef. 12-7-84; BH 2-1990, f. & cert. ef. 10-29-90; BOC 1-2014, f. 2-27-14, cert. ef. 3-1-14

817-010-0095

Pets in Facilities

Pets or other animals are not permitted in the business facility. This prohibition does not apply to service animals recognized by the American with Disabilities Act or to fish in aquariums or nonpoisonous reptiles in terrariums.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 690
Stats. Implemented:
Hist.: BH 2-1978, f. & ef. 11-29-78; BH 4-1984, f. & ef. 12-7-84; BH 2-1990, f. & cert. ef. 10-29-90; BH 3-1994, f. 6-23-94, cert. ef. 7-1-94; BOC 1-2014, f. 2-27-14, cert. ef. 3-1-14

817-010-0101

Equipment

(1) The surface of all equipment, including, but not limited to back-bars must be made of cleanable non-porous material. This requirement does not apply to the reception area of a facility where services are not performed.

(2) Shampoo bowls and sinks must be clean and free of hair and residue.

(3) All equipment must be clean and in good repair.

(4) All surfaces contaminated by blood or other potentially infectious materials must be disinfected with a high-level solution according to manufacturer’s instructions.

(5) All areas of foot spa equipment must be cleaned and disinfected with a high-level disinfectant after use on each client, including removal of safety drain screens and clearing of all debris from the filtration system.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 676.605, 690.165 & 690.205
Stats. Implemented: ORS 676.605, 690.165 & 690.205
Hist.: BH 2-1978, f. & ef. 11-29-78; BH 4-1984, f. & ef. 12-7-84; BH 1-1988, f. & cert. ef. 7-1-88; BH 2-1990, f. & cert. ef. 10-29-90; BH 3-1994, f. 6-23-94, cert. ef. 7-1-94; BOC 4-2001(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 11-1-01 thru 4-29-02; BOC 1-2002, f. 5-31-02 cert. ef. 6-1-02; BOC 1-2004, f. 6-29-04, cert. ef. 7-1-04; BOC 1-2006, f. & cert. ef. 3-15-06; BOC 1-2009, f. & cert. ef. 6-1-09; BOC 1-2014, f. 2-27-14, cert. ef. 3-1-14

817-010-0106

Floor Surface

(1) Floor surfaces in the working area of a facility must be made of a cleanable, non-porous material and must be kept clean, orderly, and in good repair.

(2) Wooden floors which have a durable water-proof non-porous finish may be acceptable in working areas of the facility.

(3) Hair clippings must not be allowed to accumulate and must be disposed of in a covered container.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 690.165(3) & 690.205
Stats. Implemented: ORS 690.165(3) & 690.205
Hist.: BH 2-1978, f. & ef. 11-29-78; BH 4-1984, f. & ef. 12-7-84; BH 3-1994, f. 6-23-94, cert. ef. 7-1-94; BH 1-1996, f. 5-31-96, cert. ef. 7-1-96; BH 1-1997, f. 7-22-97, cert. ef. 8-1-97; BBH 1-1998, f. 6-24-98, cert. ef. 6-30-98; BOC 1-2000, f. 5-12-00, cert. ef. 5-15-00; BOC 1-2006, f. & cert. ef. 3-15-06; BOC 1-2014, f. 2-27-14, cert. ef. 3-1-14

817-010-0110

Walls and Ceilings

Walls and ceilings must be clean and free of condensation, mildew and excessive spots, or peeling paint.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 690
Stats. Implemented:
Hist.: BH 2-1978, f. & ef. 11-29-78; BOC 1-2014, f. 2-27-14, cert. ef. 3-1-14

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