Chemical surface disinfectants are a key element of the biosecurity programs in licensed producer facilities. While biocidal efficacy and spectrum of activity are arguably the main factors in chemical disinfectant selection, other factors are being increasingly taken into consideration. These factors include occupational safety profile, compatibility with surface materials, simplicity and ease of proper use, environmental profile and ease of disposal.
At the end of the seminar, participants will be able to: identify the desired traits of disinfectants, develop a greater understanding of disinfectant product labels, ensure that the method of application will meet the facilities needs and delve into practices for using disinfectants to minimize occupational health and safety concerns. This session will be of interest to anyone involved in the selection of products and implementation of cleaning and disinfection programs.