The following terms, as used in this chapter, shall be defined as follows:
ANTISEPTIC: An agent that destroys disease causing microorganisms on human skin or mucosa.
BIOMEDICAL WASTE: Any solid or liquid waste which may present a threat of infection to humans, including nonliquid tissue, body parts, blood, blood products, and body fluids from humans and other primates; laboratory and veterinary wastes which contain human disease causing agents; and discarded sharps. The following are also included: a) used, absorbent materials saturated with blood, blood products, body fluids or excretions or secretions contaminated with visible blood and absorbent materials saturated with blood or blood products that have dried; and b) nonabsorbent, disposable devices that have been contaminated with blood but have not been treated by an approved method.
BODY ART ESTABLISHMENT: Any permanent place or premises where body art procedures are performed.
BODY ART OR BODY ART PROCEDURE: The practice of applying physical body adornment to an individual using such invasive methods as body piercing, tattooing, cosmetic tattooing, branding, scarification, or similar procedures. This term does not include ear piercing or any procedure performed by a physician licensed pursuant to Illinois law.
BODY PIERCING: Penetrating the skin to make a hole, mark, or scar that is generally permanent in nature, including, but not limited to, micro-dermal anchors, acts of suspension and sub- dermal/trans-dermal implants. "Body piercing" does not include practices that are considered medical procedures or the puncturing of the non-cartilaginous portion or lobe of the ear using a pre-sterilized, single-use stud-and-clasp ear piercing system.
DEPARTMENT: The Grundy County Health Department.
DISINFECTION: The destruction of disease causing microorganisms on inanimate objects or surfaces, thereby rendering these objects safe for use or handling.
EAR PIERCING: Puncturing the outer perimeter or lobe of the ear using a presterilized single use stud and clasp ear piercing system following manufacturer's instructions.
EQUIPMENT: All machinery, including fixtures, containers, vessels, tools, devices, implements, furniture, display and storage areas, sinks and all other apparatus and appurtenances used in connection with the operation of a body art establishment.
HAND SINK: A lavatory equipped with hot and cold running water under pressure used solely for washing hands, arms or other portions of the body.
HOT WATER: Water which attains and maintains a temperature of at least one hundred twenty degrees Fahrenheit (120°F).
INSTRUMENTS USED FOR BODY ART: Hand pieces, needles, needle bars, and other instruments that can come into contact with a client's body or may be exposed to bodily fluids during body art procedures.
INVASIVE: Entry into the body either by incision or insertion of an instrument into or through the skin or mucosa, or by any other means intended to puncture, break, or compromise the skin or mucosa.
JEWELRY: Any personal ornament inserted into a newly pierced area, which has been properly sterilized prior to use.
LIQUID CHEMICAL GERMICIDE: A disinfectant or sanitizer registered with the Environmental Protection Agency, or an approximate one to one hundred (1:100) dilution of household chlorine bleach made fresh daily and dispensed from a spray bottle (500 ppm; 1/4 cup/gal.; or 2 tablespoons/quart of tap water).
MOBILE BODY ART VEHICLE: A vehicle which is self-propelled or otherwise movable from place to place and is self-sufficient for utilities such as gas, water, electricity and liquid waste disposal, which operates at a fixed location and where a technician performs body art procedures for fourteen (14) consecutive days or less in conjunction with a product demonstration, industry trade show, educational training or other special event.
PERMIT: Written approval by the department to operate a body art establishment or to perform body art procedures. Permits are issued in accordance with these regulations and are separate and distinct from any other licensing or permit requirements of the local government.
PERSON: An individual, any form of business or social organization, or any other nongovernmental legal entity including, but not limited to, a corporation, partnership, limited liability company, association, trust, or unincorporated organization.
PHYSICIAN: A person licensed by the State to practice medicine.
PROCEDURE SURFACE: The skin area adjacent to and including the area where a body art procedure is applied, any surface of an inanimate object that contacts the client's unclothed body during a body art procedure, or any associated work area which may require sanitizing.
SANITIZE OR SANITIZATION PROCEDURE: A process of reducing the numbers of microorganisms on cleaned surfaces and equipment to a safe level in accordance with public health standards by a method approved by the department.
SHARPS: Objects capable of puncturing, lacerating, or otherwise penetrating the skin.
SHARPS CONTAINER: A rigid, leak and puncture resistant container, designed primarily for the containment of sharps, clearly labeled with the phrase and international biological hazard symbol.
SINGLE USE: Those products or items intended by the manufacturer for one time, one (1) person use and disposal after use. Items include, but are not limited to, cotton swabs or balls, tissues or paper products, paper or plastic cups, gauze and sanitary coverings, razors, piercing needles, scalpel blades, stencils, ink cups, and protective gloves.
STERILIZATION: A very powerful process resulting in the destruction of all forms of microbial life, including highly resistant bacterial spores.
TATTOOING: Any method of placing ink or other pigment into or under the skin or mucosa by the aid of needles or any other instruments used to puncture the skin which results in permanent coloration of the skin or mucosa, including all forms of cosmetic tattooing.
TECHNICIAN OR BODY ART TECHNICIAN: A person who performs body art procedures.
TEMPORARY BODY ART ESTABLISHMENT: A fixed location where body art procedures are performed for a period of not more than fourteen (14) consecutive days and in conjunction with a single event or celebration.
UNIVERSAL PRECAUTIONS: A set of guidelines and controls, published by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) as "Guidelines for Prevention of Transmission of Human Immunodeficiency Virus and Hepatitis B Virus to Health Care and Public Safety Workers" in "Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report", June 23, 1989, vol. 38, no. 8-6, and as "Recommendations for Preventing Transmission of Human Immunodeficiency Virus and Hepatitis B Virus to Patients During Exposure Prone Invasive Procedures", in "Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report", July 12, 1991, vol. 40, no. RR-8. This method of infection control requires the employer and the employee to assume that all human blood and specified human body fluids are infectious for HIV, HBV, and other blood pathogens. Precautions include hand washing, gloving, personal protective equipment, injury prevention, and proper handling and disposal of needles, other sharp instruments, and blood and body fluid contaminated products. (Ord. 99-060, 10-12-1999; amd. Ord. 2016-008, 10-11-2016)