Ohio Cosmetology: Safety, Sanitation, and Infection Control

About the Course
The Ohio Legislature and the Ohio Cosmetology and Barber Board (OCBB) set forth the laws, rules, and regulations that govern the cosmetology profession in the Ohio Administrative Code. This course is specific to 2022 revisions that address cosmetology safety, sanitation, and infection control for the protection of staff and clients.  This three-hour course is divided into three chapters covering the OAC rules, pathogens, disease transmission, prevention, and procedures to prevent injury in the cosmetology workplace and meets the requirements for continuing education in cosmetology in the areas of safety, sanitation, infection control, and injury prevention.  Sources of state and federal information will be current and included as originally written. In addition to Ohio law, guidelines, and regulations from the United States Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) are included.  Only sections that apply to cosmetology safety and sanitation practices are included and therefore alpha and numerical listings may not be in consecutive order. This course includes key concepts and cannot cover every detail so documents should be reviewed in their entirety for further study of safety, sanitation, and infection control.

Learning Objectives:
  • Explain the Ohio State Board rules and regulations
  • Define the differences between sanitization, disinfection, and sterilization, and know how to effectively perform each step. 
  • Explain procedures to prevent injury in the cosmetology workplace