Sanitation, Health, and Safety in the Beauty Industry


About the Course
This is a continuing education course for licensed cosmetologists working in the state of Texas. It is the salon professional’s responsibility to keep their tools, equipment, and the salon sanitized and bacteria-free for the public’s safety. Viruses mutate and change so it is vitally important to stay up to date on current sanitation and sterilization practices. Real-life examples will be provided to demonstrate the importance of sanitization and sterilization. 

This course also contains the mandatory topic of Human Trafficking.

Learning Outcomes
Upon the completion of this course, the learner will be able to:

  • Describe sanitation and sterilization rules and laws for the state of Texas and the difference between laws and rules.
  • Describe regulations regarding OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration), the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency), State regulations, and MSDS (Material Safety Data Sheet).
  • Understand why sterilization and sanitation are so important 
  • Identify the difference between bacterial, fungal, and viral infections.
  • Describe the types and classifications of bacteria.
  • Identify signs and symptoms of HIV and hepatitis, how they are transmitted, and how to prevent their spread.
  • Identify bloodborne pathogens and prevention of their spread.
  • Understand when to sanitize, when to sterilize, and when to disinfect.
  • Know the difference between sanitization, sterilization, and disinfection.
  • List the types of cleaning solutions and practical methods of cleaning, sanitizing, disinfecting, and sterilizing.

About the Author/Presenter
Kimily Schwartz writes unique, engaging fiction and non-fiction as a freelance writer with over 30 years of experience.  

How to Receive Credit 
Read the entire course online or in print which requires a 1-hour commitment of time. 

Resolution of Conflict of Interest
Colibri Healthcare, LLC implemented mechanisms prior to the planning and implementation of the continuing education activity, to identify and resolve conflicts of interest for all individuals in a position to control content of the course activity.

Sponsorship/Commercial Support and Non-Endorsement
It is the policy of Colibri not to accept commercial support. Furthermore, commercial interests are prohibited from distributing or providing access to this activity to learners.

The information provided in this activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a healthcare provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition.
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