General Sanitation

 


Body Art: Piercing, Tattooing, and Permanent Cosmetics

Body art establishments must be licensed or permitted to operate with approved practitioners by local health departments, which also conduct inspections of establishments. The General Sanitation Project of the New Jersey Department of Health (NJDOH) facilitates rule development and interpretation and assists local health authorities with investigations of reported infections.

For questions regarding microblading, micropigmentation, permanent cosmetics, tattooing, or piercing contact bodyart@doh.nj.gov.

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Tanning Facilities

Tanning facilities must register annually with the NJDOH Public Health Sanitation and Safety Program. Inspections of tanning facilities are conducted by local departments of health.

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Medical Waste

Used needles and injecting equipment, medical waste and the disposal of medications can be hazardous to people and pets. The following resources describe the safe handling of these potential hazards:

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Mattresses, Bed Springs, Cots, Lounges, and Sofas
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Last Reviewed: 10/6/2017