6/22/2020

 

Covid 19 Plane Cleaners 

 

 

 


Hello Brothers and Sisters, 

There have been a lot of inquiries about the new products that Spirit is now using to clean, disinfect and sanitize our aircrafts. Your ASHS Team continues to request information and inquire about the products the company uses to protect our Flight Attendants.  Working with the company we have achieved results and changes such as additional supplies being added to our supply kits such as the eyewash and proper definitions of the jet spray.  On May 18th ASHS was provided the names and SDS of the two newest products mPale and mPerial (Maquat64) the company will be using on our aircraft.

 

MPALE (ANTIMICROBIAL WITH AEGIS MICROBE SHIELD)

After reviewing the SDS, ASHS has requested that if this product is to be used on turns that Flight Attendants are able to step off the aircraft until it dries.  The SDS states in Section 1 Toxicological Information, to avoid using the product in enclosed areas where vapors may gather, and PPE of Eyes (Safety Glasses) and Skin (gloves) are to be utilized by anyone using the product.  This product has been utilized in Hospitals, schools and restaurants and they are well ventilated open areas.  According to the EPA the dwell time for this product is 10 minutes.  If being used in a “spray” bottle the EPA states, “do not breath spray” and allow the surface to dry for at least 1 minute.

 

mPerial (Maquat 64)

After reviewing this SDS, we have determined that MPerial be met with the same safety standards as the above mentioned Mpale standards. Additionally, ASHS has requested when this product will be utilized on the AC, because under Section 2: Hazard(s) Identification, this product is a Category 2B for eye damage.  If used on turns, we requested that Flight Attendants be allowed to step off the aircraft during the use of this product.  The EPA states mPale is effective against mold, mildew and algae as a static agent but under approved uses “interior” should be used for NON-Food Contact Hard Surfaces.  ASHS requested also that this product not be used on galley counters where we may consume our meals. 

 

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ASHS is overly concerned with the potential skin, eye and respiratory exposure/symptoms when these products are applied in an enclosed space.  We also requested that when any of these products are utilized, a “dry and odor free” standard is met prior to the flight attendants being onboard.  We are still waiting for the company’s formal response. 

 


In Solidarity,

Mari-Rene Alu

MEC ASHS Chair

malu@spiritafa.com