HintHIV stands for human immunodeficiency virus.
HintAIDS is the most severe phase of HIV infection.
HintNo effective cure currently exists for HIV. But with proper medical care, HIV can be controlled.
HintThere are vaccines to prevent hepatitis A and hepatitis B; however, there is no vaccine for hepatitis C.
HintHIV is spread mainly by anal or vaginal sex with someone who has HIV, sharing needles, and from mother to child during pregnancy, birth, or breastfeeding.
HintKeeping a salon or place of business clean and free from germs not only ensures a great environment for clients but is essential as it minimizes chances of a possible spread of infection.
HintThere are two methods to clean or decontaminate. One, is to clean and disinfect and two, is to clean and sterilize.
HintCleaning is the removal of foreign material, sterilizing destroys microbes with heat and pressure, disinfecting destroys microbes with chemical agents.
HintEach salon is required to have sufficient combs, brushes, and implements to allow for adequate disinfecting practices.
HintAll salons shall be equipped with and utilize disinfecting solutions with hospital level disinfectant or EPA approved disinfectant.
HintMRSA (Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus) is a type of staph bacteria.
HintProducts used in salons may have chemicals in them that can harm your health.
HintEmployers must make these SDSs available to you.
HintSteps you can take include: respiratory protection, keep products off skin & eyes, safe work practices, ventilation, safer products.
Hint• Always wash your hands with soap and water before and after working with clients to avoid spreading germs.
HintTell your employer, see authorized doctor, have insurance contacted, receive info packet.
HintThe “Broken Arm Poster” and the “Anti-Fraud Notice” should be posted in a conspicuous place.
HintWebsite: http://www.myfloridacfo.com/division/ WC/employee/default.htm
• Phone (toll free): 1-800-342-1741
HintThe reason you can not practice without a license.
HintReference Florida Statutes 477.013 Definitions
HintReference Florida Statutes 477.015 Board of Cosmetology
HintReference Florida Statutes 477.019 Cosmetologists; qualifications
HintThe outer layer is called the epidermis; it is a tough protective layer that contains the melanin-producing melanocytes.
HintAcne is a disorder that affects the skin’s oil glands and hair follicles.
HintThe color of a person’s hair is determined by the amount and distribution of melanin in the cortex of each hair.
HintOnychomycosis is a fungal nail infection that causes fingernails or toenails to thicken, discolor, disfigure, and split.
HintpH is short for ‘potential to free hydrogen ions’ and is a measure of how acidic, alkaline, or neutral an aqueous solution.
HintThe pH of the skin and hair is slightly more acidic and should sit at around (4.5 – 5.5).
HintThe two most important laws pertaining to cosmetics marketed in the United States are the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act and the Fair Packaging and Labeling Act.
Hint“Misbranding” refers to violations involving improperly labeled or deceptively packaged products.
HintThe term “organic” is not defined in the regulations that FDA enforces, but labeling and safety requirements are. The USDA oversees the National Organic Program (NOP).
HintCompanies and individuals who manufacture or market cosmetics have a legal responsibility to ensure the safety of their products.
HintNeither the law nor FDA regulations require specific tests to demonstrate the safety of individual products or ingredients.
HintHair shaft swelling can be prevented by ‘pH balancing’ the shampoo by the addition of an acidic substance.
Hint‘2-in-1’ shampoos contain a conditioner and a shampoo in the same product, made possible with the addition of silicone in the form of dimethicone.
HintA group of keratin hair straightening products may contain formaldehyde.
HintFor any product used, read the label and Safety Data Sheet to know what is in the product and its health effects.
HintConsumers and salon professionals are urged to report adverse experiences to FDA in either of the following ways:
1. Report to the nearest FDA district office. The Phone number for the FL State Complaint Coordinator. 866-337-6272.
2. Report online to FDA’s MedWatch
HintMinoxidil may help hair grow in about 1 in 4 or 5 of women.