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49 Pa. Code § 7.71. Equipment and supplies for a cosmetology salon.


§ 7.71. Equipment and supplies for a cosmetology salon.

 (a)  A cosmetology salon must contain the following equipment, which is considered the minimum equipment needed for a salon with one cosmetologist:

   (1)  One adjustable chair.

   (2)  One styling station with mirror.

   (3)  One labeled first aid kit containing the following items:

     (i)   An antiseptic.

     (ii)   Cotton balls.

     (iii)   Protective plastic or latex gloves.

     (iv)   A blood spill kit.

     (v)   A hazardous waste bag.

     (vi)   Eyewash.

     (vii)   Burn ointment.

     (viii)   Plastic or latex bandage strips of varying sizes and shapes.

     (ix)   Sterile gauze pads.

   (4)  One dryer or blow dryer.

   (5)  One shampoo tray or basin.

   (6)  Twelve combs and twelve brushes.

   (7)  One covered waste container.

   (8)  A closed storage area for soiled linen.

   (9)  One timer clock.

   (10)  One closed towel cabinet for clean linen.

   (11)  A closed container for sanitized implements.

   (12)  One wet sanitizer.

   (13)  A reception desk.

   (14)  Twelve sanitary towels for each styling station in the salon.

   (15)  One sink with hot and cold running water that is readily accessible to each styling station in the work area of the salon.

   (16)  One multipurpose fire extinguisher suitable for use on Class A, B and C fires.

 (b)  For each additional cosmetologist, supplies and equipment shall be increased so that each cosmetology can render services safely and efficiently.


   The provisions of this §  7.71 amended under sections 5 and 11 of the act of May 3, 1933 (P. L. 242, No. 86) (63 P. S. § §  511 and 517).


   The provisions of this §  7.71 adopted September 12, 1975, effective September 13, 1975, 5 Pa.B. 2391; amended May 24, 1991, effective May 25, 1991, 21 Pa.B. 2479; amended January 9, 2009, effective January 10, 2009, 39 Pa.B. 219. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (324166).

Cross References

   This section cited in 49 Pa. Code §  7.50 (relating to applicability of requirements); and 49 Pa. Code §  43b.5 (relating to schedule of civil penalties—cosmetologists, manicurists, cosmeticians, shops).

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