Many public places that have stood vacant are finally beginning to see the return of their visitors. However, even with a vaccinated population and basic PPE measures in place, the risk of cross-infection persists.
While the COVID-19 pandemic may have drawn attention to the quality of our indoor air and our clean surface and the role it plays in the spread of viruses in the workplace, we continue to face serious indoor safety and health challenges for which there is no vaccine — indoor air pollution and surface disinfection.
Poor indoor air & infected surface is risky
People spend approximately 90% of their time indoors, exposed to harmful indoor air pollutants such as formaldehyde, benzene, ethylene glycol, nitrogen dioxide (NO2), and carbon monoxide (CO) fumes. Other indoor air pollutants like VOCs emitted by electronic equipment such as computers, photocopiers, and printers can reduce people’s ability to respond to the day-to-day demands of their activities, leading to fatigue, headaches, diminished mental and physical performance, and even respiratory issues. In fact, poor indoor air quality infected surfaces has been shown to reduce the performance of people by between 6-9%.
Traditionally, businesses have worked hard to ensure a strict regime of attendance and punctuality, but presenteeism — the phenomenon of staff coming to work despite having an infectious illness — has a major impact on the productivity and wellbeing of healthy employees. According to a 2019 study, 80% of German workers reported contracting an infection from their workplace.
3 Ways to help improve your indoor air and surface disinfection quality
While using W.E.S.T.I.N.G Air & Surface Disinfecting System cleaning surfaces can help reduce the build-up of dust and other allergens, there are other methods of improving indoor air quality and surface disinfection in the workplace.
1. Maintain your HVAC system
Regular maintenance of HVAC systems in public places is crucial to ensuring the air is clean and fresh. Filters should be replaced timeously and units serviced to ensure that harmful biological pollutants are not being blown into the room.
2. Keep it clean
Aldehydes and VOCs that are often found in carpets can cause respiratory symptoms among office workers as well as impaired productivity. All carpets should be cleaned with a vacuum twice a week to help reduce allergens and pollutants.
3. Install W.E.S.T.I.N.G Air & Surface Disinfecting System
W.E.S.T.I.N.G Air & Surface Disinfecting Systems has an international patent & works with the Atmospheric Nano Oxygen Plasma Technology, developed by W.E.S.T.I.N.G, Oxidizes bacteria, mold, fungus, virus, and yeast in people’s surroundings (air & surface).
Thanks to the Oxygen Nano Plasma Technology, the device breaks the harmful toxic molecule structure in the environment & turns it into oxygen, at the same time it eliminates the bad odors in the environment. The oxygen-rich sterile air created by the Oxygen Nano Plasma Technology reduces the risk of heart & lung diseases & increases resistance to asthma & allergic diseases, it further disinfects the Air & surfaces from all Microorganisms.
W.E.S.T.I.N.G GmbH proudly announcing wining the second Gold Medal in less than a month for its innovative Air & Surface Disinfecting System during the International Innovation Show April 2021-Beirut.
W.E.S.T.I.N.G GmbH proudly announcing wining a Gold Medal for its innovative Air & Surface Disinfecting System during the International Innovation Awards 2021-Malaysia.