The purpose of the BodySafe program is to ensure that Personal Service Setting (PSS) owners/operators use safe practices to prevent the spread of infections, such as:
- hepatitis B
- hepatitis C
- human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)
- fungal infections
- bacterial infections
Annual inspection requirements
All health units in Ontario must conduct an annual health inspection and follow up on complaints associated with PSS. This process ensures that owners and operators operate their business in accordance with the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care's Infection Prevention and Control Best Practices for Personal Services Settings (PDF).
Revisions to the licensing By-Law
- ear piercing
- body piercing
- aesthetics (facials or waxing)
Types of inspections
There are two types of inspection results that will be posted here:
- An inspection is conducted once a year at a minimum by a Public Health Inspector.
- A re-inspection is conducted if there are any infractions identified during the original health inspection. Re-inspections will occur within 48 hours if a service or establishment is not closed.