Material used to stop blood flow will be in powder or liquid form, and
should be applied with a freshly laundered towel or sterile absorbent
cotton. Such material must be approved by medical authority. The
use of lump alum and styptic pencils is prohibited.
Caution should be exercised in the purchase and use of cosmetics,
tonics, lotions, hair dyes, and bleaches. Some preparations have
been implicated in skin and eye irritation and hair loss.
(a) Barbers and beauticians will not serve patrons who appear to have
skin inflammations or infections.
(b) Patrons with lice infestations will be referred immediately to the
responsible medical authority. They are not to be served.
f. Sanitation of Instruments.
(1) AR 40-5 states the following standards for barber and beauty shop
Barbers and beauticians will scrupulously clean all barbering
instruments immediately after use of each patron. Razors, scissors,
combs, clipper blades, and tools will be thoroughly washed with soap
and hot water to remove all film, oil, and debris, and then dried with a
clean towel or clean disposable tissue. Routine disinfecting of
barbering instruments between patrons is not required.
Hair and debris may be removed from the exterior clipper surfaces
with a stiff bristle brush used only for this purpose.
If, in the course of barbering process, it is suspected that a patron
has a communicable disease or infection, the barbering instruments
will be immediately washed and disinfected after use.
Disinfection will be accomplished using any liquid chemical
disinfectant specifically formulated for barbering tools use and
carrying a label registered by the Department of Agriculture or
Environmental Protection Agency. Disinfectant will be used in
accordance with label instructions. Other disinfectants may be used
upon medical authority approval. Disinfecting solutions will be
prepared frequently enough to ensure bactericidal effectiveness
when used or at least once daily.