Ten Most Common Code Violations in Barber Shops

1. Establishments not clean and not in good repair. - 16 Tex. Admin Code Ch. 82.114(a). Establishments shall keep the floors, walls, ceilings, shelves, furniture, furnishings, and fixtures clean and in good repair. Any cracks, holes, or other similar disrepair not readily accessible for cleaning shall be repaired or filled in to create a smooth, washable surface.

2. Failure to display and attach a photograph license. - Tex. Occupations Code Sections 1601.451. Each licensee shall display the original certificate or license and an attached photograph of the certificate or license holder in a conspicuous place adjacent to or near the certificate or license holder's work chair in the shop in which the certificate or license holder is working.

3. Failure to prepare fresh disinfectant daily or more often if solution becomes diluted or soiled. - 16 Tex. Admin. Code Ch. 82.101(a)(3). Disinfectants in which implements are to be immersed shall be prepared fresh daily or more often if solution becomes diluted or soiled.

4. Failure to maintain and make available a list of current employees and independent contractors. - 16 Admin. Code Ch. 82.52(b) and 82.71(c). The shop owner and/or shop manager shall maintain a current list of all individuals who work in a shop at the time of inspection including employees and independent contractors who engage in barbering. The list is to be made available to department inspectors upon demand.

5. Failure to have rest room on or near premises without stored chemicals. - 16 Tex. Admin. Code Ch. 82.114(e). Every establishment shall provide at least one restroom located on or near the premises of the establishment. For public safety, chemical supplies shall not be stored in the restroom.

6. Failure to display most recent Proof of Inspection. ยง 16 Tex. Admin. Code Ch. 82.71(m). A barber establishment shall display in the establishment, in a conspicuous place clearly visible to the public, a copy of the establishment’s most recent inspection report issued by the department.

7. Failure to store clean and disinfected implements and materials in a clean, dry, debris-free environment. - 16 Tex. Admin. Code Ch. 82.102(f). All clean and disinfected implements and materials when not in use shall be stored in a clean, dry, debris-free environment including but not limited to drawers, cases, tool belts, rolling trays, or hung from hooks. They must be stored separate from soiled implements and materials. Ultraviolet electrical sanitizers are permissible for use as a dry storage container. Non-barber related supplies must be stored in separate drawers or locations.

8. Failure to display Notification of Public Interest Information and Participation. Tex. Occupations Code Section 1603.151(2). The commission by rule shall establish methods by which consumers and service recipients are notified of the name, mailing address, and telephone number of the department for the purpose of directing complaints to the department regarding barbering on a sign prominently displayed in the place of business of each person regulated under this chapter, Chapter 1601, or Chapter 1602.

9. Failure to keep all products used in the conduct of business properly labeled in compliance with OSHA requirements. 16 Tex. Admin. Code Ch. 82.102(n). Each barber establishment shall keep all products used in the conduct of their business properly labeled in compliance with OSHA requirements.

10. Operating without a permit. Tex. Occupations Code Section 1603.151(2). A person may not own, operate, or manage a barbershop, dual shop, or specialty shop unless the person holds the appropriate permit.