Due to recent speculation that using surface disinfectants might internally treat COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2), we want to be clear that Safetec of America’s surface disinfectants should not, under any circumstances, be ingested, injected, applied externally, or administered into the body through any other route. Our disinfectants, as well as our other products, should only be used in accordance with the label instructions. Introducing these products into the human body can cause irreversible harm. If you have questions about the novel Coronavirus, please contact your healthcare provider or visit a reputable source like the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) or the World Health Organization (WHO).
Below are some of our most FAQs. If there is anything not on this list that you would like an answer to, feel free to give us a call at 800-456-7077 or fill out our contact form and we would be more than happy to help
Are Safetec's Hand Sanitizer or p.a.w.s. Antimicrobial Hand Wipes effective against COVID-19?
Hand hygiene products are unable to make specific pathogen claims; therefore, we cannot say that our hand sanitizer or hand wipes are effective against COVID-19. However, the CDC does recommend the use of a hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol in the absence of soap and water to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Is hand sanitizer with 70% alcohol content more effective?
The CDC recommends the use of a hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol in the absence of soap and water for most people. Since the COVID-19 pandemic, the CDC released a statement recommending that in healthcare settings 60% ethanol or 70% isopropanol hand sanitizer should be used. Since Safetec’s hand sanitizer contains over 60% ethanol, it meets the CDC recommendation for healthcare settings as well as non-healthcare settings.
Why can’t I find your product on the EPA List N: Disinfectants for Use Against SARS-CoV-2?
This EPA list only contains the primary registrant’s product name and EPA registration number. All of our surface disinfectants are sub registered products, so you will not be able to find them by name on this list.
According to the EPA, “The easiest way to find a product on this list is to enter the first two sets of its EPA registration number into the search bar below. For example, if EPA Reg. No. 12345-12 is on List N, you can buy EPA Reg. No. 12345-12-2567 and know you’re getting an equivalent product.
Can you provide proof that your surface disinfectants are for use against SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that causes COVID-19)?
SaniZide Plus Spray, SaniZide Pro 1 Spray and SaniZide Pro 1 Wipes meet the EPA’s criteria for use against COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2). Safetec surface disinfectants are sub registered products. Since the EPA list N only contains the primary registrant’s name and EPA Registration number, you will not be able to find our products by name.
Below is a list of our products and the primary registrant’s information so you can find the products easily on the EPA List N: Disinfectants for Use Against SARS-CoV-2.
SaniZide Pro 1 Spray/Liquid (EPA registration # 88494-3-67161) is Peak Disinfectant by North American Infection Control Ltd under (EPA registration # 88494-3)
SaniZide Pro 1 Wipes (EPA Registration # 88494-4-67161) is Peak Disinfectant by North American Infection Control Ltd under (EPA registration # 88494-4)
SaniZide Plus Spray/Liquid (EPA Registration # 1839-83-67161) is Detergent Disinfectant Pump Spray by Stepan Company (EPA Registration # 1839-83)
SaniZide Plus Wipes (EPA Registration # 1839-174-67161) is Stepan Towelette by Stepan Company (EPA Registration # 1839-174)
SaniZide Products: What is the difference between kill time and product contact time?
Kill time is the time it takes a disinfectant to kill an individual pathogen or group of pathogens.
Product contact time is the time it takes a disinfectant to kill all the pathogens listed on the product label.
A product that kills most pathogens in one minute, but requires 5 minutes to kill a single pathogen, has a 5 minute product contact time and must remain wet on a surface for the full 5 minutes.
SaniZide Pro 1™ disinfectant kills all pathogens listed on the label in one minute. Therefore, SaniZide Pro 1™ disinfectant has a one-minute contact time and only needs to remain wet on the surface for one minute.
What is the alcohol content of your hand sanitizer?
Safetec Instant Hand Sanitizer contains 66.5% ethyl alcohol, which meets the CDC recommendation to use a hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol in the absence of soap and water.
SaniZide Products: Which SaniZide product is ready to use?
Both. SaniZide Plus® and Pro 1™ products are both ready to use, EPA registered in all 50 states and have no expiration.
SaniZide Products: What does “one-step clean and disinfect” mean?
A surface that is visibly soiled must be cleaned before disinfecting with any registered disinfectant. But, where a surface is not visibly soiled, only a one-step product can be used to both clean the unseen surface contamination and then disinfect the surface in a single step.
Products that are not “one step” require at least two wipes, even if the surface is not visibly soiled.
SaniZide Products: Which SaniZide product has quicker kill times?
SaniZide Pro 1™ . It is an intermediate-level EPA registered, hospital grade 2-minute surface disinfectant that contains 21% alcohol.
What is the difference between Red Z® Solidifier and Green-Z® Solidifier?
Red Z® solidifies and contains chlorine to deodorize potentially infectious blood and body fluids. Green-Z® solidifies and can be used in the cleanup of blood, bodily fluids, chemotherapy, glutaraldehyde and mercury spills.
Can Red Z® be used on a carpet?
Yes. Before using Red Z® it is recommended to spot test a portion of the carpet before applying the product. To view our carpet clean-up video click here.
Which Safetec Spill Kit will help in OSHA compliance?
The Safetec Universal Precaution Compliance Kit. It combines personal protection and clean-up items mandated by OSHA, CDC, and State Health Departments to aid in the clean-up, transportation and disposal of potentially infectious blood or body fluid spills.
What is the retail price of Safetec products?
Safetec products are not sold through retail, only distribution, therefore there is no retail price list. Please contact an Account Manager to help you find the best distributor partner for your purchase.
How do I dispose of waste after a kit is used?
After following the kit instructions for proper spill clean up, dispose of the bag as required by your local, state and federal regulations for infected solid waste.
How do I find my lot number and expiration date?
Pouches: Both are stamped near the bottom of the product with the first 4 numbers showing the expiration date, followed by the lot number. (ex. 1115N199) Bottles: Both are laser printed near the bottom either right on the bottle or can be found on a sticker on the bottle. Boxes: Both are found on a sticker on the box.
Why does my product not have an expiration date on it?
Safetec Kits: The outer packaging of any Safetec kit does not receive expiration dating during manufacturing because there are multiple items within a kit that each have different expiration dates, depending on the individual date of manufacture. Safetec does strive to efficiently package kits with only the most recently manufactured internal components, ensuring a 2 to 3-year shelf life.
OTC products (have Drug Facts): Products that do not have a dosage limit (like amount per day) do not require expiration dating. Safetec is required however to have proven test studies showing product stability over a 3-year shelf life, by the FDA. If a product states a dosage limit in the Drug Facts-Uses like “not more than 3 to 4 times daily” then an expiration date will be displayed on the innermost packaging.
SaniZide Products: Which SaniZide products require you to use personal protection?
Both. SaniZide Plus® and Pro® both require the proper use of disposable latex gloves, gowns, masks and eye coverings when handling items soiled with blood or body fluids.
What is the difference between cleaning, sanitizing, and disinfecting?
- Cleaning removes visible dirt and other contaminants but does not kill any microorganisms.
- Sanitizing Kills 99.9% of Staphylococcus aureus and Klebsiella pneumoniae or Enterobacter aerogenes only, within 5 minutes.
- Low-level disinfection is the process of killing from 99.9%-99.999% of specific vegetative bacteria, fungi, and enveloped viruses which are listed on the product label.
- Intermediate-level disinfection is the process of killing from 99.9% to 99.999% of specific vegetative bacteria, fungi, enveloped viruses, and non-enveloped viruses that are listed on the product label.
- High-level disinfectants kill all the pathogens that are killed by intermediate-level disinfection as well as killing bacterial spores.
How to Purchase / Distribution
How do I purchase Safetec products?
Safetec products are sold through distributor partners located all around the world, To have help finding a distributor or to get set up as a new distributor click here and a Account Manager will respond promptly to your request. Or simply call 1-800-456-7077 and an Account Manater will be happy to assist you.
Does Safetec distribute internationally?
Yes. Safetec distributes outside of the United States and the list of distributors can be found on the international tab on the Distributors page. For more information, please contact an Account Manager at 1-800-456-7077.
What year was Safetec of America, Inc. established?
Safetec of America, Inc. was established in 1991 and is a manufacturer of high quality Healthcare, Jan-San, First Aid and Safety Products. For more information about our company, visit the “About Us” section.
Is Safetec hiring?
Here at Safetec we are always on the lookout for new talent. Visit our Careers tab to view current openings.
For all other inquiries, please contact an Account Manager or call 1-800-456-7077.