are risks associated with overexposure to ultraviolet light from
tanning beds and booths as there are with overexposure to sunlight.
Tanning facility staff will advise you about the maximum exposure
time for the particular device you will use, the operation of
emergency shutoff controls, the requirement for protective eyewear,
and the location of personal hygiene facilities. Tanning bed
surfaces and protective eyewear must be sanitized between uses.
If you wish to open a tanning facility or add tanning devices to
your current business, you must obtain an operational license. The
Health Department in Lee County monitors the facility's operation
through regular inspections to assure that required sanitary
standards are maintained.
- The Health Department must inspect and approve facilities as
a prerequisite to granting an operating license.
- Provide a plan of the tanning facility you intend to
operate. The plan should show barrier walls or other devices
that will shield the view of waiting customers and passers-by
from UV light. The plan should also include the location of
restrooms. The plan does not have to be an architect or engineer
- Ensure that employees that assist customers or operate
tanning devices are formally trained in the operation and
maintenance of those devices. The Florida Department of Health
recognizes one in-state and three correspondence course firms
that provide approved training courses.
List of Approved Course Providers
Chapter 64E-17, Tanning Rule
Application for a Tanning Facility License
389.89, F.S. The Florida Statute regulating tanning
Sample Operating Procedures
Sample Client Card
Tanning Facility Injury Report
21 CFR 1040.20 The US Federal Code specifying performance
standards for sunlamp products and ultraviolet lamps for use in
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