Professional StandardsThe JCTA believes that reducing risk for any type of equipment, whether it be a sunbed, a car or ATV, is about who controls the equipment. JCTA Member salons follow these standards to protect their sunbed clients:
- Follow all government regulations.
- Skin Type every client correctly using the JCTA Skin Typing Form or SkinType.ca
- Banning the use of UV equipment for a Skin Type 1 person – defined by Dr. Fitzpatrick as someone who will “always burn, never tan”.
- Persons under the age of 18 are not permitted to use UV equipment without a prescription, or follow government regulations for teen tanning where regulations exist.Every staff member that controls the equipment is trained and industry-certified.
- Keep complete client records.
- No use of self-serve (client controlled / coin-operated / swipe card) equipment. Only a trained and industry-certified operator may set the time.
- Every client must wear protective eyewear.
- JCTA warning signs describing the risks of UV light will be placed in the front lobby and every UV tanning room.
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The American Suntanning Association (ASA) is a values-based coalition of professional sunbed salons committed to teaching the vision of responsible and balanced sun care and engaging in higher-level discussion about UV exposure and indoor tanning.
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