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Chapter 70-5 SANITATION AND HEALTH

Rule 70-5-.01 Shampoo Equipment

Shampoo bowls must be thoroughly cleansed and sanitized at all times.

Rule 70-5-.02 Linens

Towels, after being used once, must be placed in a closed covered container until properly laundered. Each student and apprentice must be provided with a minimum of ten (10) clean towels per individual. Each licensee must have at least ten (10) towels. Clean towels must be kept in a closed container or closet, except linens which are designated for use on current patrons.

Rule 70-5-.03 Sterilization

The use on any person of any article that is not properly cleansed and sterilized is prohibited. Each barber shop shall have one wet sterilizer per work station and one dry sterilizer per work station. Hands must be properly cleansed and sanitized prior to servicing each patron.

Rule 70-5-.04 Waste, Garbage and Trash

All waste material must be removed daily. Garbage and trash shall be stored in a covered, washable container and shall not be left in the facility overnight. Each facility must be free from stale food and soiled dishes.

Rule 70-5-.05 Reserved

Rule 70-5-.06 Storage of Preparations

Creams, lotions and other cosmetics for use on patrons must be kept in sanitary, closed containers.

Rule 70-5-.07 Pets

(1) Pets shall not be allowed in Barber establishments, except for guide and assistance dogs as permitted by Title 30 of the Georgia Code.
(2) Each barber shop shall post in an open area, so as to be easily read by customers, a sign prohibiting pets.

Rule 70-5-.08 Recommended Cleaning and Disinfection of Implements

(1) Hair should be removed from implements such as, but not limited to, shears of any type, razors, combs, lifts, picks, and brushes.
(2) Implements are to be cleansed thoroughly in hot soapy water. When thoroughly cleansed, implements shall be fully submerged in a Broad Spectrum Hospital Grade disinfectant for fifteen (15) minutes.
(3) Implements shall then be towel blotted and placed in a dry sanitizer until needed or may be used immediately.
(4) Clippers, edgers, trimmers, and guards shall be brushed to remove hair then dipped into a Broad Spectrum Hospital Grade disinfectant; then, place item(s) on a clean towel for fifteen (15) minutes before using on the next patron.