Township of Bloomfield, NJ
Essex County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Bloomfield Board of Health 12-6-1994 (Ch. 348 of the 1987 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
Licensing — See Ch. 624.
No person, firm or corporation may operate a tanning salon or operate a tanning booth without first obtaining a license from the Township pursuant to the provisions of Chapter 624, Article I.
Each tanning booth shall have a prominently displayed warning that states:
Ultraviolet Radiation. Follow Instructions. As with natural sunlight, overexposure can cause injury and sunburn, repeated exposure may cause premature aging of the skin and skin cancer. Medications or cosmetics applied to the skin may increase oversensitivity to ultraviolet light, as may a family history of skin problems, allergy to sunlight or a person's tendency to get cold sores. Consult a physician before using booth if taking any medication or if you believe yourself sensitive to sunlight."
Each booth shall be provided with physical aids such as handrails or floor markings to assure the user is kept at the proper exposure distance.
Timers used to control exposure duration shall have a minimum accuracy of plus/minus 10%.
Users shall, on each visit, be provided, free of charge, with sanitary eyewear that will protect eyes from ultraviolet radiation and allow adequate vision necessary to maintain balance or to effect quick, safe exit from the booth.
Tanning booths shall, at all times, maintain an ambient temperature of 100° F. (38° C.) or less.
Electrical hazards in the booths shall be minimized, and all electrical work shall conform to applicable electrical codes and standards.
Booth design and construction shall be adequate to resist collapse due to the impact of a falling person.
Ultraviolet lamps shall be protected with physical barriers such as heavy wire grids, ultraviolet transmitting plastics or the like, sturdy enough to withstand the impact of a falling person.
Tanning booth access doors shall be designed to facilitate rapid entrance in to or exit from said booths. Doors shall open outwardly and be free of locks or latches.
Each salon shall have on file with the Health Department a written certification from a Board-eligible or -certified dermatologist stating that the exposure determination methods used at that facility are safe, adequate and in keeping with acceptable medical practice.
Applicant shall furnish to the Health Department a floor plan drawn to scale, which reflects layout and design of all equipment and proposed facilities.
Food facilities, if proposed, require local Health Department approval and licensure. Food and beverage vending machines must also be licensed and approved by the Health Department.
Any person, firm or corporation violating any provision of this chapter shall, upon conviction, be subject to the provisions of Chapter 578, Article V.