April 4, 2007
The Wisconsin Department of Regulation & Licensing launched a campaign to educate salon professionals and consumers about nail and hair salon safety.
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April 1, 2007
There is a specific protocol in cleaning your electric file bits so you can offer a sanitary nail service when using your electric file. You should treat your bits the same as your metal implements and adopt the same procedures for sanitation and disinfection.
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February 1, 2007
Pedicure spa cleaning logs are mandatory in California and Texas, and they’re a good idea no matter where your salon is located. Create your own format or borrow one from the Lone Star state.
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January 12, 2007
The California Board of Barbering and Cosmetology has implemented emergency footspa cleaning regulations.
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January 5, 2007
The Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR) will delay issuing violations to salons that provide nail services but are using a method of sterilization other than an autoclave until the end of May.
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November 3, 2006
Many changes to sanitation and safety rules have been made in Nebraska during the past year.
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October 1, 2006
All salon personnel must understand and practice the steps to properly sterilize, sanitize and disinfect before and after every service.
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September 22, 2006
California today enacted an urgency law aimed at protect consumers from unsanitary nail salons. Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger (R-Los Angeles) signed into law AB 409, authored by Assemblymember Leland Yee (D-San Francisco/Daly City).
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September 18, 2006
In August, Diana Mears filed a wrongful death suit against a Mountain View, Calif., nail salon alleging that her daughter, Jessica, died as the result of a bac-terial infection she contracted during a 2004 pedicure.
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September 6, 2006
Effective earlier this year, Georgia has new regulations about the signage that must be in view in the reception areas of salons.
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September 1, 2006
In the past autoclaves in the beauty industry were for the super clean-conscious. Now, they’re gaining ground in Texas as required equipment in nail salons. As this medical-grade machine makes its way into salons and spas, owners should know just what they are.
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September 1, 2006
Foot tools can potentially transmit infectious diseases. Strict compliance with state sanitation rules is essential when using porous and one-time-use items.
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July 6, 2006
The death of Kim Jackson, a 46-year-old paraplegic who died of a staph infection, can’t be directly linked to the sanitary conditions at Angel Nails in Ft. Worth, Texas, said the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR).
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July 6, 2006
Attention nail techs practicing in Texas: you must use autoclaves to sterilize all nondisposable instruments, according to an opinion by Attorney General of Texas, Greg Abbot, dated May 18.
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