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(1) Reserved. 60
(2) Pest control. 61
(a) No person shall sell, use, or otherwise dispose of any toxic insecticides, rodenticides, and pesticides except in accordance with such regulations as the Board may prescribe to prevent injury or health hazard to the user or the public.
(3) Barber and Beauty Shops. 62
(a) Every barber shop, beauty shop, beauty school, barber school or barber college where hair is cut, cleaned or treated for any fee, charge, or hire shall be maintained in a clean and sanitary condition at all times, and no article, except tools and instruments and the temporary cover placed over clothing, shall be used on more than one person. All tools and instruments shall be cleaned, disinfected, sterilized or treated in such manner as the Board may by regulation prescribe to prevent the spread of communicable disease.
(b) No person shall cut, clean or treat hair for compensation, directly or indirectly, in any place other than a state licensed barber or beauty shop except that any barber or beauty operator registered with the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania may cut, clean or treat hair for persons in their private residences or in institutions in cases of sickness, incapacitation, confinement and other emergencies.
(c) No student barber or student beauty shop operator shall practice or be permitted to practice his intended trade upon any person except by way of clinical work on a person willing to submit to such practice after being properly informed that the operator is a student.
(d) No person shall knowingly render any service to any person suffering from any infectious or communicable disease except in accordance with subsection 6-402(3)(b).
(4) Institutions and Schools.
(a) Any person who conducts, operates, or maintains any institution or school, except an institution or school owned or operated by the City, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, or the United States shall annually register such fact with the Department.
(b) All institutions and schools shall be conducted, operated and maintained in accordance with this Title and such regulations as the Board may prescribe to protect the health and life of patients and persons therein. Such regulations may include, but shall not be limited to, reasonable requirements to insure or require:
(.1) the control of the spread of communicable disease;
(.2) the effective treatment of disease;
(.3) that care rendered and facilities available for such care are conducive to the health and life of all patients and the unborn;
(.4) sufficient illumination for the care being given or the work being performed;
(.5) sufficient and adequate ventilation, circulation, and conditioning of air to prevent or eliminate health hazards resulting from gases, fumes, dust, material particles, or other concentrations of atmospheric contaminants or harmful substances;
(.6) prevention of harmful combinations of heat and humidity;
(.7) sufficient and adequate housekeeping and sanitation or service facilities to prevent health hazards;
(.8) prevention of the use of materials, equipment or supplies which create health hazards unless effectively regulated or unless adequate protective devices are established and used;
(.9) the control of arthropods and rodents.
(5) Swimming Places.
(a) All swimming places shall be constructed, operated and maintained in such manner as the Board may by regulation prescribe to prevent contamination and the spread of disease and any other actual or potential danger to the public health.
(b) The Department may order the examination or laboratory analysis of such swimming place to determine whether or not such swimming place is contaminated, or constructed, operated or maintained in violation of subsection 6-402(5)(a).
(c) If such inspection or laboratory analysis establishes that such swimming place is in fact contaminated, constructed, or operated, or maintained in such manner and such degree that it is hazardous to health if used for any aquatic activity, the Department may order that it be closed to any such aquatic activity until such measures as the Department may prescribe to remove such contamination have been effected.
(a) No person shall conduct, operate or maintain any laundry except in accordance with such regulations as the Board may prescribe to prevent the spread of communicable disease by controlling the quantity and temperature of hot water used in such laundries and the manner and frequency of the cleaning of such laundries.
(7) Water and Ice.
(a) No person shall use any water for human consumption, the preparation of food, or for ablutionary purposes with respect to humans, food or food service equipment or utensils except such water as shall come from a public water supply system, approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Health; or which meets such standards as the regulations of the Board may prescribe with regard to the materials, supplies, and methods of treating water supplies, the chemical, physical, bacteriological content or quality of the water, or the design, installation, operation and maintenance of such water supply systems.
(b) The freezing of water and the handling thereafter shall be performed in accordance with such regulations as the Board may prescribe to prevent contamination of ice to be used as an ingredient for food or as a refrigerant in direct contact with food.
(8) Noxious Plants.
(a) Whenever the Department finds any noxious plants such as ragweed or poison ivy growing on any uncultivated area to the extent that they are or may become a menace to public health, the Department may order the owner or person in charge thereof to correct or remove such condition.
(a) When the Department finds that any continuing violation of the Health Code, the regulations thereunder, or any other continuing health hazard, so injuriously or adversely affects the health of the residents of the City or any portion thereof as to constitute a public nuisance, it may order any person responsible therefor, or any person who causes or contributes to the creation and maintenance thereof to correct and remove such nuisance at his own expense.
(10) Public Places.
(a) The construction, operation, and use of sanitary equipment and supplies and facilities in places of public assembly, including toilet, washing and drinking facilities, shall be in accordance with such regulations as the Board may prescribe to control the environmental sanitation or to prevent the spread of communicable disease.
(11) Tattooing, Body Piercing and Body Art Establishments. 63
(a) No tattooing, body piercing or body art establishment shall provide services to a minor without parental consent.
(b) The construction, operation, and use of equipment, supplies and facilities in tattooing, body piercing and body art establishments shall be in accordance with such regulations as the Board may prescribe for the purpose of preventing injury and the spread of communicable disease. Such regulations may address, without limitation, the qualifications, health, cleanliness and personal hygiene of operators; prohibitions against the provision of services to medically compromised individuals; and the maintenance of records.
Amended, 1955 Ordinances, p. 1164; amended, 1961 Ordinances, p. 945; amended, 1973 Ordinances, p. 902; amended by deleting provisions regarding Rendering Plants, Bill No. 970238 (approved June 25, 1997).
Cross ref.: Section 9-604.
Added, Bill No. 000063 (approved March 28, 2001).