Infection Safety Legislation Needed in Alberta’s Beauty Salons!

Infection Safety Legislation Needed in Alberta’s Beauty Salons!

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Sangeeta Sharma started this petition to Tyler Shandro (Alberta Health Minister)

Immediate Action Required!

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Tell the Alberta government that we need infection protection in the Esthetics Industry now!

More than 50 per cent of esthetics professional have no formal training in sanitization, bacteriology, or professional hygiene. There is no required licensing, certification or government approved training that would protect customers from injury and infection.  The result of these sloppy safety standards is that anyone can open a nail salon or beauty parlour with no sanitation or safety training. This is unacceptable.

Esthetic professionals are constantly in contact with people’s skin, hair, nails and blood. Spas, hair salons, nail salons, non-medical cosmetic treatment facilities and other holistic treatment centres are breeding grounds for unwanted infections. Dirty instruments  can expose employees and clients to dangerous bacterial, fungal, yeast and viral infections, including as Covid –19

Surfaces and instruments that are improperly cleaned can spread serious infections including, athletes’ foot, hepatitis C, planters’ warts, herpes, staph infections or even HIV!!!!!!

In Alberta there are no permanent rules when it comes to infection control in esthetics. This lack of industry regulation poses a serious risk to both the public and industry professionals. 

In the midst of COVID- 19, the need for change is IMMEDIATE!

Restaurants, daycares, swimming pools and even autobody shops are all subject to government health standards and inspections. Yet there are no standards or regulations for the spa industry in Alberta.

Tell Health Minister Shandro that everyone who works the esthetics industry * must have Basic Infection Control Training!!

By signing this petition, we are telling Health Minister Tyler Shandro that we need to be protected today! These infections are completely avoidable.

*Tee Esthetics Industry refers to the following: esthetician, clinical esthetician, laser technician, nail technicians and non-medical practitioners who perform tattoo removal, microblading, chemical peels and micro needling.

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