A new statewide campaign targets possible problems at hair and nail salons operating across Wisconsin. Department of Regulation and Licensing Secretary Celia Jackson says the education effort is aimed at both consumers and salon owners. Jackson says the campaign was designed in response to concerns raised about workers re-using tools without sanitizing them between customers, not washing their hands, or even those operating without a state license.

Jackson says those not in compliance put themselves at risk for being cited or having complaints filed against them. Those businesses could also put customer at risk for catching infections.

Jackson says the scope of the problem is unclear, because the agency only investigates issues when a consumer files a complaint. However, she says the campaign should help increase compliance and educate business owners about what they should be doing to protect the public.

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