Wescodyne® Germicidal Detergent - Breathing Apparatus Disinfectant
Wescodyne is a broad-spectrum germicide and is recommended by Scott Safety and other leading SCBA manufacturers for cleaning and disinfecting respiratory equipment.
Wescodyne Germicidal Detergent is an iodophor based detergent disinfectant with a broad range of activity against bacteria including TB (Mycobacterium tuberculosis), viruses including HIV-1 (AIDS), and fungi.
Wescodyne Germicidal Detergent is recommended for use on walls, floors, counter tops, rest rooms, shower areas, refuse containers, and other hard non-porous environmental surfaces. It can also be used to sanitize glasses, dishware, pots, pans, and utensils in food service operation and to sanitize previously cleaned food contact surfaces. It is intended for use in hospital areas such as operating rooms, patient care rooms, clinics, nursing homes, dental offices, schools and institutions, kitchens and lunch rooms. This product may be used to preclean or decontaminate critical or semi-critical medical devices prior to sterilization or high level disinfection.
Note: This product must be used with Material Safety Data Sheet present at location of use. This product is not to be used as a terminal sterilant/high level disinfectant on any surface or instrument (1) that is introduced directly into the human body, either into or in contact with the bloodstream or normally sterile areas of the body, or (2) that contacts intact mucous membranes but does not ordinarily penetrate the blood barrier or otherwise enter normally sterile areas of the body.
This product must be used with Material Safety Data Sheet present at location of use which can be accessed here.
DIRECTIONS FOR USE:
The color of a Wescodyne solution is proportional to the titratable iodine concentration. Prepare a fresh solution daily, or when there is a noticeable change in its rich amber color, or more often if the solution becomes diluted or soiled.
ONE-STEP CLEANING AND DISINFECTING:
This product may be used to clean and disinfect operating areas, patient rooms, floors, walls, counter tops, rest rooms, shower areas, refuse containers, bed frames, morgues, laboratories, cafeterias, commercial freezers, animal rooms, cages, and other hard, non-porous surfaces. Before applying disinfecting solution, food products and packaging materials must be removed from the room or carefully protected. Remove heavy soil deposits before applying the disinfecting solution. Using a solution of 3 oz. of Wescodyne per 5 gallons of warm water (68°F, 20°C or warmer), immerse objects in disinfecting solution, or apply solution with a mop, sponge, or cloth. Where appropriate, use a mechanical sprayer to produce coarse spray. Allow a 10 minute contact time with disinfecting solution. All food contact surfaces must be rinsed with potable water before reuse. Floors, walls, and other non-food contact surfaces do not require rinsing before reuse. NOTE: When using Wescodyne against the following viruses, bacteria and pathogenic fungi: Polio 1*, Vaccinia*, Herpes Simplex Type 1*, and Influenza A2/Japan 305*, Salmonella enterica, Staphylococcus aureus, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, and E. Coli; Trichophyton mentagrophytes in a solution of cold water (as low as 41°F, 5°C), increase use to 6 oz. per 5 gallons water.
KILLS HIV ON PRE-CLEANED ENVIRONMENTAL SURFACES/OBJECTS PREVIOUSLY SOILED WITH BLOOD/BODY FLUIDS in healthcare settings or other settings in which there is an expected likelihood of soiling of inanimate surfaces/objects with blood or body fluids, and in which the surfaces/objects likely to be soiled with blood or body fluids can be associated with the potential for transmission of human immunodeficiency virus Type 1 (HIV-1) (associated with AIDS).
SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR CLEANING AND DECONTAMINATION AGAINST HIV-1: PERSONAL PROTECTION: Clean up should always be done wearing protective latex gloves, gowns, masks, and eye protection. (Specific barrier protection items to be used when handling items soiled with blood or bodily fluids are disposable latex gloves, gowns, masks, or eye coverings).
CLEANING PROCEDURE: Blood and other body fluids (containing HIV-1) must be thoroughly cleaned from surface and objects before application of this product. Thoroughly wet hard surfaces with a solution of 3 oz. of Wescodyne per 5 gallons of water. Completely immerse objects in the disinfecting solution; avoid entrapment of air bubbles. Allow at least 10 minutes contact time.
DISPOSAL OF INFECTIOUS MATERIAL: Blood, body fluids, cleaning materials and clothing should be autoclaved and disposed of according to federal, state and local regulations for infectious waste disposal.
CONTACT TIME: This contact time will not control other common types of viruses and bacteria listed on this label. To be effective against Hepatitis B virus, a ten minute contact time is required.
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STORAGE AND DISPOSAL
Keep container closed when not in use. Do not store below 25°F or above 100°F for extended periods. Prohibitions: Do not contaminate water, food or feed by storage or disposal. Open dumping is prohibited.
Pesticide disposal: Pesticide wastes are acutely hazardous. Improper disposal of excess pesticide, spray mixture or rinsate is a violation of Federal law. If these wastes cannot be disposed of by use according to label instructions, contact your State Pesticide or Environmental Control Agency, or the Hazardous Waste representative at the nearest EPA Regional Office for guidance.
Container disposal: Nonrefillable container. Do not reuse or refill this container. Triple rinse container (or equivalent) promptly after emptying. Triple rinse as follows: Empty the remaining contents into application equipment or a mix tank and drain for 10 seconds after the flow begins to drip. Fill the container 1/4 full with water and recap. Shake for 10 seconds. Pour rinsate into application equipment or a mix tank or store rinsate for later use or disposal. Drain for 10 seconds after the flow begins to drip. Repeat this procedure two more times.
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