iPolish Nails & Spa


Summary

Reuse of single use disposable tools, improper/lack of cleaning and disinfecting of instruments, lack of handwashing

Diseases resulting from similar errors in infection control may include:

  • Serious blood-borne infections (Hep B, Hep C, HIV, sepsis, meningitis/nervous system)
  • Skin / soft tissue infections

Contact

Duty Officer
Public Health Inspector
905-980-6000 ext. 7590, toll free 1-888-505-6074
inspect@niagararegion.ca


Findings and Corrective Measures

A complaint was identified from a member of the public on November 22, 2017, related to infection prevention and control concerns.

An initial onsite investigation was conducted on November 23, 2017.

Ongoing Issues

IssueCorrectionLast Updated
Surfaces and furniture were not smooth, non-absorbent, or cleanable.All work surfaces are to be smooth, non-absorbent, and cleanable. Nov. 23, 2017

Corrected Issues

IssueCorrectionDate Corrected
Premises did not discard all single use equipment/instruments (such as nail files, nail drill bits and buffers) after each client.Discard single use equipment/instruments immediately after each client. Dec. 1, 2017
Disinfectant was not being used appropriately to fully submerge multiuse equipment/instruments.Equipment/instruments are required to be fully submerged in a disinfectant solution. Dec. 1, 2017
Multiple use equipment/instruments (such as nippers, nail clippers and dremel bits) that are used to perform services were not cleaned and disinfected after each client.Clean and disinfect all multiple use equipment/instruments after each client. Dec. 1, 2017
Insufficient amount of disinfectant used to disinfect pedicure foot thrones.Increase the amount of disinfectant used to disinfect pedicure foot thrones. Dec. 1, 2017
Hands were not observed to be washed after each client.All staff are required to wash their hands after each client. Dec. 1, 2017
Equipment/instruments were not soaked after service (when cleaning and disinfection was not completed immediately).Provide a container for soaking dirty equipment/instruments after each service, if cleaning and disinfection cannot be completed immediately. Dec. 1, 2017

Health Risks and Inspections

In the event that a direct health risk is identified for clients who visited this establishment, Niagara Region Public Health will contact those at risk with advice around any medical follow-up.

For general updates regarding this investigation, continue to monitor this website.

Routine health inspection results for this establishment.


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