# CTE Resource Center - Verso - Nail Technician I Task 1242371278

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Follow safety precautions in use and care of tools, equipment, and supplies.

Definition

Following safety precautions, manufacturers' directions, and classroom policies is essential when using and caring for
  • disposable materials
    • files
    • buffers
    • orangewood sticks
  • multi-use implements
    • cuticle pushers
    • cuticle scissors
    • nail nippers
    • nail clippers
  • electric files
  • ultraviolet lights
  • manicure tables
  • manicure lamps
  • chairs
  • pedicure tubs.
Maintenance includes
  • cleaning equipment
  • changing filters
  • ensuring electrical cords are not frayed
  • ensuring tools are free of rust changing light bulbs
  • changing light bulbs
  • decontaminating pipe and pipeless pedicure systems.
Reference Virginia Administrative Code 18VAC41-20-270 Sanitation and Safety Standards for Shops, Salons, and Schools

Process/Skill Questions

  • What are the consequences of neglecting to follow manufacturers' directions when using equipment?
  • How can one maintain the salon tools and equipment to ensure proper service for clients?
  • What are standard precautions?
  • What is the difference between cleaning, disinfecting, and sterilizing?