Personal Services Settings

Personal services are done on your body and include anything from hair cutting to tattooing and everything in between.


Inspection results are available online at Check Before You Go!

Public health inspectors inspect personal services settings (PSS) such as hair and body art salons, esthetics shops, tattoo parlours, and electrolysis premises regularly.

Our inspections are directed by the Personal Service Settings Regulation. This regulation sets out minimum standards for operators in the areas of personal hygiene, cleaning, disinfection, and sterilization of equipment, and maintenance of the facility to help protect the public.

How often are personal services settings inspected?

Personal service settings are inspected no less than once every 12 months for adherence to infection prevention and control (IPAC) practices. Public health inspectors can use a risk-based approach to determine the priority and need for additional inspections.

Public health inspectors conduct additional inspections for many reasons:

If you see unsafe or questionable infection control practices at a personal services setting or think that you became infected after visiting a personal services setting, report it to us online or call 705.522.9200, ext. 464 (toll-free 1.866.522.9200). A public health inspector will conduct an inspection of the premises.

Check Before You Go! Inspection and enforcement information

For inspection and enforcement information, visit Check Before You Go! or contact 705.522.9200 ext. 464 (toll-free 1.866.522.9200). Check Before You Go! has information about required and follow-up inspections, infractions, convictions, as well as orders imposed by Public Health Sudbury & Districts.

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Infection control

You could get sick if improper infection control practices are not followed in personal services settings. Blood-borne infections such as hepatitis Bhepatitis C, and HIV as well as other bacterial and fungal infections can be transmitted in these settings.

Remember, you do not have to see blood or body fluids on equipment or surfaces for infections to spread. It is important to make a safe choice before getting a personal service. Protect yourself from getting a blood borne disease.

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This item was last modified on October 24, 2023