Currently, there are no health regulations that can be enforced related to floatation tanks in Ontario. However, there are many important recommendations that owners/operators of floatation tanks should follow to ensure that health risks to their clients are minimized.
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Personal service providers who understand infection control practices can help reduce the risk of infections and make sure that services they provide are safe for themselves and their clients.
Infection prevention and control precautions must be followed at hair salons and barber shops to protect the operators and clients from blood borne infections such as HIV, Hepatitis B and C. Hepatitis B vaccination is strongly recommended for personal service workers.
Facials can be invasive procedures that involve a risk of exposure to blood or body fluids, especially when the procedure involves extractions.
Services that break the skin, such as ear piercing, tattooing and micropigmentation, are risk factors for blood-borne infections such as Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C and HIV. Infection control precautions must be followed to protect both personal service workers and clients.
Body piercing is a risk factor for the transmission of blood-borne infections such as Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C and HIV. Infection prevention and control precautions must be followed to protect both personal service workers and clients.
Manicures and pedicures are an enjoyable service for many people and can leave hands and feet feeling and looking great. However, these services can lead to bacterial, fungal, and viral infections if proper cleaning and disinfection procedures are not followed.
There have been a number of changes to regulations under the Health Protection and Promotion Act (HPPA) and the Ontario Public Health Standards (OPHS). Some of these changes came into effect on January 1, 2018, with the rest of the changes coming into effect on July 1, 2018.