Environmental Health Personal Services

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Personal Services

There are numerous types of personal services that a Public Health Inspector may become involved in. These can range from high risk services such as Tattooing, Piercing, and Electrolysis, to low risk activities such as Massage, Pedicures, Manicures and Waxing.

Facilities that provide services which break the skin can pose a risk of spreading/causing infection such as Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C as well as HIV. As such, Public Health Inspectors inspect Tattoo and Piercing facilities on a yearly basis to determine compliance with the Health Hazard Regulation and Health Canada’s guidelines for Best Practices and to minimize the risks associated with these activities.

Other lower risk Personal Services such as Massage, Pedicures, Manicures, Facials, Waxing Hair Salons, Barber Shop and other services which do not intentionally break the skin are considered lower risk and are inspected on a complaint basis only.

For more information please read the Health Hazard Regulations Below.  

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