New Employment Safety Guidelines
Under the new tattoo/ piercing workplace safety guidelines, tattoo shops and piercing shops need to have medical waste personnel come pick up used needles. This makes sense since hospitals and doctors' offices dispose of their used needles in medical waste receptacles. Using these medical waste professionals to handle used needles can ensure that tattoo artists aren't injured on the job and don't contract diseases from customers.
Another highlight of the new laws is that these shops need to have hand washing stations to ensure that employees don't pass diseases and viruses to their customers. Additionally, there are new sterilization rules and mandatory health permits and safety inspections.
Are You at Risk for these Injuries
These safety regulations are intended to prevent work injuries and injuries of customers. This could include:
- potentially deadly and infectious diseases such as hepatitis B, HIV
- allergic reaction
- tissue damage, necrosis
- excess bleeding
If you suffer a work injury at a tattoo shop or piercing shop, you should obtain medical attention. And then you should call a skilled work injury attorney to handle your claims. Get the compensation you deserve today.