Lesson 1: Safety Measures for HaloFogger Operation
Welcome to the first lesson of our HaloFogger course at Quip Labs! This lesson is dedicated to safety measures, emphasizing the paramount importance of ensuring the safe and effective operation of the HaloFogger, a powerful disinfection device.
Understanding the HaloFogger
The HaloFogger employs a dry mist of HaloMist Disinfectant to sanitize rooms effectively. In this section, we will delve into comprehensive information regarding safety measures associated with the use of this disinfectant to eliminate harmful pathogens.
The first topic of our HaloFogger course at Quip Labs is dedicated to safety measures. Safety is paramount when dealing with disinfection devices like the HaloFogger, and this section aims to provide comprehensive information to ensure that users can operate the device safely and effectively.
The HaloFogger uses a dry-mist of HaloMist Disinfectant to sanitize rooms. While this disinfectant is highly effective at eliminating harmful pathogens, it’s important to understand the safety measures associated with its use. One of the key safety aspects covered in this section is the understanding of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) guidelines for hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) levels for safe reentry after fogging. OSHA guidelines for room reentry state that users should not reenter the room until the PPM of the Fogged Hydrogen Peroxide in the room reaches 1PPM. These guidelines are crucial to ensure that users and others can safely reenter the room after the fogging process without any health risks. Users can check the PPM of the room using a ATI D16 Portable Gas Leak Detector, which has a long, flexible hose that can fit underneath a door seal. For facilities without an ATI D16 Portable Gas Leak Detector, we recommend waiting overnight before room reentry to be safe.
OSHA Guidelines for Room Reentry
One of the key safety aspects covered in this section is the understanding of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) guidelines for hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) levels for safe reentry after fogging. OSHA guidelines for room reentry state that users should not reenter the room until the PPM of the Fogged Hydrogen Peroxide in the room reaches 1PPM.
- Reentry Criteria: Users should wait until the PPM of Fogged Hydrogen Peroxide reaches 1PPM before safely reentering the room.
- Monitoring Tool: Utilize the ATI D16 Portable Gas Leak Detector to check the room’s PPM.
- If You Don’t Have A Detector: If a facility does not have a gas detector, we recommend waiting overnight before reentering.
Using a Respirator
A respirator is a device designed to protect the wearer from inhaling hazardous atmospheres. When dealing with disinfectants like HaloMist, it’s important to use a respirator to avoid inhaling any chemical mist that could be harmful.
- Emergency Preparedness: Recommend at least one person on-site to be respirator fit-tested and approved.
- Respirator Type: 3M vapor respirator with Yellow and magenta 3M 60928 Organic Vapor/Acid Gas Cartridge/Filter Combo P100
- Fit Testing Importance: Ensures comfort, protection, and verification of the respirator’s effectiveness.
Fit Testing for Respirators: A Quick Guide
When using the Halo Disinfection System, we recommend that at least one person on site be respirator fit-tested and approved by the facility guidelines for respirators. This is in case of emergency and to make it possible to adjust the fogging operation while fogging is in progress, which can save money, time, and in some cases reduce risks to research.
- Comfort: A properly fitted respirator enhances comfort, encouraging consistent use.
- Protection: Fit testing verifies the respirator’s effectiveness by ensuring a proper seal.
- Verification: Uses qualitative or quantitative methods to verify the respirator’s fit.
Remember: A respirator provides effective protection only if it fits correctly. Refer to OSHA regulations for a comprehensive fit testing procedure.
PPE for Filling
This section focuses on the personal protective equipment (PPE) necessary when filling the HaloFogger with disinfectant. Before filling you will need to make sure you gloves and either a faceshield or goggles.
Important: Access the Safety Data Sheet (SDS) for HaloMist on our website for essential information on safe use.