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49 Pa. Code § 7.93. Sanitary use of towels.

§ 7.93. Sanitary use of towels.

 (a)  Only clean cloth towels or disposable paper towels shall be used on clients. Unused cloth towels shall be kept in a closed cabinet. Unused paper towels shall be kept in a closed cabinet or closed towel dispenser. A cloth towel that has been used on a client shall be immediately placed in a closed container for soiled linen. A disposable paper towel that has been used on a client shall be immediately discarded in a covered waste container.

 (b)  The headrest of a facial chair shall be covered with a clean cloth towel or an unused disposable paper towel before the start of each facial.

 (c)  A clean cloth towel, unused disposable paper towel or unused neck strip shall be placed around the neck of a client whose hair is about to be cut to prevent the hair cloth from touching the skin.


   The provisions of this §  7.93 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 §  7.93 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 (201693).

Cross References

   This section cited in 49 Pa. Code §  7.90 (relating to applicability of requirements); 49 Pa. Code §  7.125 (relating to health and safety in school); and 49 Pa. Code §  43b.5 (relating to schedule of civil penalties—cosmetologists, manicurists, cosmeticians, shops).

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