Acquired immune deficiency syndrome, a diease caused by the HIV Virus that breaks down the body immune system
Reaction due to extreme sensivity to certain foods, chemicals, or other normally harmless substances
Agents formulated for use on skin
Capable of destroying bacteria
Disease-causing microorganisms carried in the body by blood or body fluids, such as hepatitis and HIV.
slender hair lie extensions that permit locomotion in certain bacteria
Round-shaped bacteria that appear singly (alone) or in groups. The three types of cocci are staphylococci, streptococci, and diplococci.
Also known as communicable disease; disease that is spread from one person to another person. Some of the more contagious diseases are the common cold, ringworm, conjunctivitis (pinkeye), viral infections, and natural nail or toe and foot infections.
Chemical products that destroy all bacteria, fungi, and viruses (but not spores) on surfaces.
Slender, hairlike extensions used by bacilli and spirilla for locomotion (moving about). May also be referred to as cilia.
Microscopic plant parasites, which include molds, mildews, and yeasts; can produce contagious diseases such as ringworm
fungi (singular: fungus)
A bloodborne virus that causes disease and can damage the liver.
Abbreviated HIV; virus that causes aquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS).
human immunodeficiency virus
The ability of the body to destroy and resist infection. Immunity against disease can be either natural or acquired and is a sign of good health.
The invasion of body tissues by disease-causing pathogens
Any organism of microscopic or submicroscopic size.
A type of fungus that affects plants or grows on inanimate objects, but does not cause human infections in the salon.
Abbreviated MSDS; information compiled by the manufacturer about product safety, including the names of hazardous ingredients, safe handling and use procedures, precautions to reduce the risk of accidental harm or overexposure, and flammability warnings.
Material Safety Data Sheet
Also known as reusable; items that can be cleaned, disinfected, and used on more than one person, even if the item is accidentally exposed to blood or body fluid.
Harmless microorganisms that may perform useful functions and are safe to come in contact with since they do not cause disease or harm.
Illness resulting from conditions associated with employment, such as prolonged and repeated overexposure to certain products or ingredients.
absrobant, having pores or openings
Also known as quats; disinfectants that are very effective when used properly in the salon.
quaternary ammonium compounds
A contagious skin disease that is caused by the itch mite, which burrows under the skin.
Also known as disposable; items that cannot be used more than once. These items cannot be properly cleaned so that all visible residue is removed—such as pumice stones used for pedicures—or they are damaged or contaminated by cleaning and disinfecting.
common household bleach
sprial or corkscrew shaped bacteria that can cause diseases
Pus forming bacteria that grow in clusters like bunches of grapes
disinfectants that kill the bacteria that cause tuberculosis
Set iof guideline published by the OSHA that requires the employer and employee to assume that all human blood and body fluids contain pathogens and are thus infections