Don’t Lose Your Kansas Cosmetology License Due to Unsanitary Work Conditions

Sanitary conditions are essential to both the success of a business and to the health of each and every client, customer, and employee.  When conditions become unsanitary for any one of a number of reasons, employees, clients, and customers are at risk for becoming ill and/or contracting other diseases.  Sanitation is particularly important in the area of cosmetology where cosmetologists are working with multiple clients or customers on a daily basis.  When multiple people come into contact with shared equipment, or equipment that is supposed to be sanitized, heightened measures must be taken to ensure the risk of contamination and the spread of illnesses does not occur.

Common Reasons Why Conditions Become Unsanitary

Many Kansas cosmetology professionals have routinely been at risk for losing their professional license for failing to maintain sanitary work conditions.  Reasons for such unsanitary conditions include, but are certainly not limited to, the following:

  • Failure to ensure all employees and professionals are washing their hands;
  • Failure to put metal tools in proper sanitation solution;
  • Failure to dispose of trash and other items that may have the potential for spreading germs;
  • Failure to keep bathrooms and work area clean; and
  • Failure to wash sheets, towels and other reusable materials.

Given that there are a variety of cosmetology sub-professions, the guidelines for maintaining sanitary conditions may not be the same across the board.  However, the Kansas Board of Cosmetology will likely treat all unsanitary work conditions similarly when determining whether or not disciplinary action should be taken for failing to maintain sanitary work conditions, as even the most minor incident could have devastating results if someone becomes seriously ill.

What You Can Do to Avoid the Loss of Your Cosmetology License

Preventing the suspension or loss of your Kansas cosmetology license starts with having a complete understanding of the rules and regulations regarding sanitation that govern your cosmetology profession.  The Kansas Board of Cosmetology has resources to help professionals stay up to date on rule changes and reminders on rules you may have forgotten.

Because sanitation is such a big issue for so many reasons, you need to do everything you can to maintain a sanitary work environment.  This includes communicating the need for a sanitary environment to other cosmetology professionals and employees that you work with.  Further, you can make an effort to ensure signs are properly posted in your business that remind customers to also wash their hands and take their own measures to keep the environment sanitary.

To have all of your questions answered and concerns addressed, it is a good idea to consider speaking with a Kansas Professional License Defense Attorney who can explain to you what is at risk for failure to maintain a sanitary work environment.  By contacting an attorney, you are not admitting fault in any way.  You are actually taking a positive step forward to find the answers you need to be a better cosmetology professional in Kansas, and to continue providing your clients and customers with the quality and sanitary service they deserve.

Contact Danielle Sanger of the Sanger Law Office Today to Schedule Your Free Consultation

No matter what education or how much experience a person has, mistakes do happen.  When mistakes happen in the workplace, they could place your Kansas cosmetology license at risk.  Unsanitary conditions that are a threat to clients and customers can be grounds for suspension or loss of your cosmetology license depending on the severity of the conduct and whether or not the conduct is repeated.  If your Kansas cosmetology license is at risk for suspension or revocation, you should consider speaking with a Kansas Professional License Defense Attorney right away.  Kansas Professional License Defense Attorney Danielle Sanger of the Sanger Law Office devotes her law practice to helping Kansas professionals keep their licenses to work in their respective industries.  If you would like to speak with Kansas Professional License Defense Attorney Danielle Sanger to discuss your situation, contact the Sanger Law Office today to schedule your free consultation by calling (785) 979-4353.