Tips from the EPA on Disinfecting Your Plant

It is important to follow the proper procedure for disinfecting based on the type of surface being disinfected.

Use the right product for the surface. Assure it is EPA-registered to protect against the coronavirus, and assure you leave it on the surface long enough.

The EPA has an online list of products suitable for the task. Find it at You also can enter information about products in your plant today to see if they are up to the task. You’ll need a product registration number.

When using an EPA-registered disinfectant, follow the label directions for safe, effective use. Take note of the contact time, which refers to the amount of time the surface should be visibly wet.

These products are for use on surfaces. Do not use them on people. Finally, consider these spaces in your disinfection effort:

  • Machine control panels
  • Tow motor and other vehicles
  • Packaging centers
  • Shipping/receiving offices and docks
  • Locker rooms
  • Restrooms
  • Break/lunch rooms
  • Time clocks
  • Administrative offices
  • Air conditioner coils and drip pans
  • Shared computers, telephones and office supplies.

Source: Manufacturing Success