While the COVID-19 pandemic is changing how the Food & Beverage industry approaches cleaning and sanitizing, your key priorities of safe food and employee health remain constant. With the goal of increasing customer accessibility to hand sanitizer, Ecolab is temporarily producing a hand sanitizer formulated in accordance with World Health Organization (WHO) requirements: Alcohol Antiseptic 80% Topical Solution hand sanitizer. This offering provides customers a way to continue to deliver on their goals of clean water, safe food, and abundant energy while considering employee health needs.
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Safety is Ecolab’s number one priority and drives decisions about everything we do.
According to the guidelines set forth by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA®), an 80% ethanol content and flashpoint lower than 100ºF (38ºC) deems the WHO hand sanitizer formulation flammable so special precautions need to be followed when storing and transferring large volumes of the hand sanitizer.
Prior to identifying a steel drum as the safest container from which Ecolab customers can store, transfer, and dispense the WHO hand sanitizer formulation, Ecolab Packaging Engineers, Research & Development Teams, and Safety Group consulted the NFPA® 30 Flammable and Combustible Liquids Code. Additionally, the NFPA® 30 provides safeguards to reduce the hazards associated with the storage, handling, and use of flammable and combustible liquids. These guidelines are enforceable under OSHA and many state and local regulations.