Infection Control Investigations

The reports below indicate that a breach in infection control was verified through:

  • A complaint or referral to public health about an establishment or practice
  • Surveillance of a communicable disease

Investigations where no violation was found as a result of the initial complaint are not included.

Results will remain posted for six months from the date of the final inspection.

Ongoing Investigations

BusinessLatest Inspection

Eye Candy Tattoo & Piercing Infection Control Report
3 Bullocks Corners, St. Catharines

Two biweekly spore challenge test results for the autoclave were missing for April, 2017.

May 12, 2017

Tanning in the ‘Burgh Infection Control Report
4961 King Street, Lincoln

Two bi-weekly spore challenge tests from April 13 and April 28 for the autoclave in use failed according to the lab results posted.

May 12, 2017

Dr. T. Bak Dentistry Infection Control Report
131 Hartzel Road, St. Catharines

Sterile items were not stored in their sterile packaging until time of use. Medical equipment/devices were not dried prior to sterilization (e.g. with lint-free cloth).

May 19, 2017

Dr. M. A. Okon Infection Control Report
6-261 Martindale Rd., St. Catharines

Premise could not provide records of required testing of the autoclave machine (sterilizes equipment). Therefore, the premise could not demonstrate a functioning autoclave.

Nov. 30, 2016

Niagara Supportive Living - Lakeside Terrace Infection Control Report
36 Rosemount Ave., Port Colborne

Multiple resident toilets were found to be non-functional and not equipped with minimum sanitary requirements. Resident washrooms were not being cleaned and disinfected frequently enough to ensure they were maintained in a sanitary manner.

Nov. 29, 2016

Final Inspection Results

These will remain posted for 6 months after the final inspection.

BusinessFinal Inspection

Sunshine Nails Infection Control Report
D - 844 Niagara St., Welland

Single use implements (such as nail file, toe separator) not immediately discarded after each client service. Improper storage of clean and disinfected implements.

May 5, 2017

Nails for You Infection Control Report
310 - 343 Glendale Ave, St. Catharines

Improper storage of clean and disinfected implements.

May 5, 2017

Nailbar Infection Control Report
8685 Lundy's Lane, Niagara Falls

Complaint regarding an infection following a pedicure.

May 1, 2017

Palmer Avenue Residence - Assisted Living Infection Control Report
5165 Palmer Ave, Niagara Falls

Soap and paper towels were missing from multiple communal resident washrooms.

May 11, 2017

LB Nails Infection Control Report
4 - 301 Thorold Rd, Welland

Pedicure foot throne was insufficiently cleaned and sanitized with water samples in exceedance of the acceptable limits

April 24, 2017

Serenity Spa & Nails Infection Control Report
9A - 1264 Garrison Rd, Fort Erie

Pedicure foot throne was insufficiently cleaned and sanitized with water samples in exceedance of the acceptable limits.

May 1, 2017

Star Nails Infection Control Report
3 - 209 Glenridge Ave., St. Catharines

Complaint from the public related to the sanitary practices for manicures services. The lapses in infection control likely contributed to infections in identified persons.

Feb. 6, 2017

Lifemark Pelham & Glendale Infection Control Report
245 Pelham Rd. Unit 103, St. Catharines

No disinfection of medical devices between client use.

Feb. 24, 2017

Gala Nails Infection Control Report
10-287 West Side Rd., Port Colborne

Complaint regarding reuse of single use items for manicures and pedicures.

Jan. 26, 2017

Motion Specialties Infection Control Report
1-111 Fourth Ave, St. Catharines

Investigation to check the cleaning and disinfection practices for Rental Equipment.

March 21, 2017

LB Nails Infection Control Report
301 Thorold Road Unit 4, Welland

Premise failed to ensure services are not being delivered to clients with nail discolouration, skin that is inflamed, infected or with a rash. Disinfectant was not being used according to the manufacturer's direction for contact time.

Dec. 22, 2016

Dr. M. Yegappan Infection Control Report
140 Niagara St. Unit 104, St. Catharines

Complaint from the public related to cleanliness, and the handling and storage of instruments.

March 3, 2017

Natural Solutions Spa Infection Control Report
13 - 221 Glendale Ave., St. Catharines

Premise could not provide complete records showing autoclave machine testing results (sterilizes equipment).

Nov. 23, 2016

Total Modern Tattoos Infection Control Report
391 St. Paul St. E., St. Catharines

The spore challenge test taken on November 1, 2016 to verify the proper functioning of the autoclave in use at the premise failed according to the lab results posted. The premise could not provide evidence that the multi-use tools used for piercing and t

Dec. 6, 2016

Serenity Spa & Nails Infection Control Report
9A - 1264 Garrison Road, Fort Erie

Pedicure foot throne was insufficiently cleaned and sanitized with water samples in exceedance of the acceptable limits. Waxing sticks were being reused on individual clients and then discarded after each service.

Nov. 11, 2016

Steffs Nail Design Infection Control Report
24 Spencer St., Welland

Premise was not maintained in a clean and sanitary manner in order to perform personal services. Inappropriate disinfectant was present on-site for multiple use instruments used to perform manicure/pedicure services.

Sept. 19, 2016

Niagara Falls X-Ray & Ultrasound Infection Control Report
6453 Morrison St., Niagara Falls

Clinic had unclear procedures for the cleaning, disinfection and rinsing of the sonography (ultrasound) probes.

Feb. 27, 2017

Mimi Nails Infection Control Report
3 - 209 Glenridge Ave., St. Catharines

Single use items such as foot files were found not to be immediately discarded after client services. Premise was not documenting accidental exposure to blood / body fluid on-site.

Sept. 20, 2016

Inksplosion Tattoo Infection Control Report
4975 McRae St., Niagara Falls

Premises was not maintained in a clean and sanitary manner in order to perform tattoo services. Premise did not have a designated hand sink on-site for proper hand washing throughout tattoo services.

Sept. 20, 2016

Lifekeeps - St. George St. Infection Control Report
24 St. George St., Welland

Communal resident washrooms were not equipped with liquid hand soap and paper towels. On-site laundry did not have laundry detergent to complete resident laundry. There was no disinfectant on-site for disinfecting communal spaces.

Sept. 21, 2016

Star Nails Infection Control Report
3 - 209 Glenridge Ave., St. Catharines

Improper cleaning and disinfecting of implements used to perform pedicure services. Single use items were found not to be immediately discarded after client services.

July 11, 2016

The Crystal Beach Tattoo Company Infection Control Report
3794 Mathewson Ave., Fort Erie

Premise could not provide records of required testing of the autoclave machine (sterilizes equipment). Therefore, the premise could not demonstrate a functioning autoclave.

June 13, 2017

Sunshine Nails Infection Control Report
D - 844 Niagara St., Welland

Improper storage of clean and disinfected implements. Single use items were found not to be immediately discarded after client services. Unapproved disinfectants and disinfectants past noted expiry dates found on-site.

May 16, 2016

Disclaimer

Identification of the error(s) is based on an assessment and investigation of premises at a point-in-time, and these investigations are triggered by either a complaint or through disease surveillance to Public Health.

Reports are posted on a premises-by-premises basis. To view a full investigation report for any posted error, call the Environmental Health program at 905-688-8248 ext. 7590, or toll free 1-888-505-6074.


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