Questions & Answers – Safety – Health Precautions

  • Standard practice
    • Disposable gloves are used for all procedures, and are changed multiple times throughout each procedure to avoid contamination of the client and surfaces in the work area.
    • All other products used in the procedure; ie. gauze, ointments, ink caps, or razors are single use disposable.
    • All needles are single use disposable. They are presterilized off site by the manufacturer before use and in front of the client, disposed of in a appropriate sharps container after the procedure.
    • Any instruments that are not single use disposable (ie. forceps or receiving tubes), are soaked with a hard surface disinfectant, moved to an ultra sonic to remove any debris and then sterilized in a properly tested autoclave before reuse.
    • All jewelry used in new piercings is first cleaned in the ultrasonic to remove any polishing compounds, packaged with a heat sealer, and then sterilized in a properly tested autoclave.
  • Autoclave explained
    • Autoclaves achieve sterilization through the use of intense steam-heat and pressure over an extended period of time.
    • Any autoclave being used for sterilizing equipment should be tested (called a spore test) by an independent lab at least once a month.
    • At HBA we test our autoclave weekly.
    • In addition we use a combination of package indicators which react to heat exposure and integrators which react to time, temperature, and pressure to monitor every autoclave load.
All content and images are property of Haven Body Arts LLC©. Any use of this information without consent is prohibited. - enfold-child Theme by Kriesi