# CTE Resource Center - Verso - Nail Technician I Task 1242371281

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Clean implements with hospital-level disinfectants.


Cleaning should include the use of wet sanitizers and cleansers that must contain hospital-level disinfectants (i.e., composed of bactericidals, virucidals, and fungicidal) and containers should be changed daily.

The following precautions should be taken when using disinfectants:
  • Use only clearly labeled containers.
  • Use only on implements and equipment, not skin.
  • Follow manufacturer's directions.
  • Wear personal protective equipment (PPE).
  • Measure carefully when diluting concentrated disinfectants.
  • Store disinfectants in a cool, dry place.
Reference Virginia Administrative Code 18VAC41-20-270 Sanitation and Safety Standards for Shops, Salons, and Schools

Process/Skill Questions

  • What are possible consequences of not storing disinfectants in clearly labeled containers?
  • Why is it necessary to use hospital-level disinfectants?
  • How would the nail technician ensure that all pathogens are effectively eradicated?