As more and more businesses are reopening amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, building managers are considering enhancing their facilities and equipment to ensure that their employees are safe from infection. While wearing face masks, proper hand hygiene, and social distancing are still crucial mitigation measures to be mandated for office personnel, commercial spaces must also find ways to eradicate any COVID-19 virus within their office area. Fortunately, there is an easy way to implement a solution for this problem — UVC disinfection technology.
What is UVC?
UVC is short for Ultra-Violet C radiation which has the shortest wavelength among the three UV light types (UVA, UVB, and UVC). UVC radiation is the strongest radiation among the three types but UVC, by itself, is not safe for humans. However, it can be used safely when used correctly because it cannot penetrate the skin, unlike UVA and UVB.
UVC rays are mostly absorbed by the ozone layer of our atmosphere. According to researchers at Columbia University Irving Medical Center, only UVC radiation can kill or inactivate up to 99.99 % of pathogens and viruses, including the novel coronavirus.
Safeology has become the number one expert in creating spaces that are free of harmful pathogens, bacteria, and viruses through its advanced UVC disinfection technology. The company is located in Everett, Washington, where they manufacture UVC Disinfection products within its 125000 sq ft factory.
Safeology began as a division of Electric Mirror, a leading manufacturer of LED and mirror technology. When the COVID-19 virus began to spread to the U.S. in January 2020, the founders of Electric Mirror decided to revive their UV Technology to fight against the coronavirus infection. Safeology was launched as Electric Mirror’s new UVC lighting division with the main purpose of developing UVC solutions in combating the spread of COVID-19.
Why Put UVC Disinfection in An Office Build
Offices and commercial establishments can use UVC Disinfection technology to eliminate airborne and surface pathogens and viruses in their work area. Here are the benefits that your office can get from using Safeology’s UVC disinfectant products.
- Safer than Chemicals. The World Health Organization or WHO has long been recommending chemical disinfectants to eradicate pathogens from surfaces and floors. However, chemical disinfectants leave residues on surfaces that may be harmful to humans.
Likewise, the use of chemical disinfectants is limited only to solid surfaces. Safeology’s UVC disinfectant products can disinfect surfaces that light reaches and use mobile air purifiers and upper room fixtures to clean the air.
- Maximum Effect. Studies have shown that UVC is capable of destroying the cells of bacteria and pathogens. They can inactivate viruses by attacking their RNA and DNA to prevent them from replicating. UVC radiation provides the maximum effect in eliminating pathogens and viruses in the air and on surfaces. However, people should not be exposed to UVC They shouldn’t be exposed at all.
Convenient to Use
Builders who have installed Safeology’s UVC disinfection fixtures in their offices can rest assured that their work environment will be free from harmful pathogens.
It will also be convenient to disinfect an entire office with UVC technology. You can put in a UVC tower lamp in a room, then turn the lamp on for 10 – 15 minutes. Remember to have everybody leave the room first before turning the lamp on.