Top 3 Industries UV-C Disinfection Benefits Outside of Healthcare.
The use of UV-C disinfection, while extremely useful in a healthcare setting, can benefit more than just clinical staff and patients. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, there is widespread concern about public health and sanitation guidelines that may have been previously overlooked before the deadly virus took hold. Now, more attention is being paid to the way we interact with others in public settings — and this newfound caution presents an opportunity to discuss the top industries that could benefit from regular UV-C disinfection protocols.
Grocery stores top the list, both because of their absolute necessity and because there are many aspects of grocery shopping that present risks of spreading pathogens to both employees and customers. Whether it’s standing in line in close proximity to strangers or interacting with high-touch surfaces like credit card readers or checkout computers, customers are now hyper-aware of all the ways they can contract an illness by shopping for groceries. UV-C light is proven to destroy dangerous microorganisms and implementing this technology in the regular disinfection of high-touch areas would help shoppers feel safer when they venture into a store.
While it may be a while before entertainment venues open at full capacity and operate as normal once again, it’s safe to assume that there will be a new “normal” of incorporating regular sanitation protocols. When you enter a venue, there’s usually someone who hands you a ticket, or scans your ticket on your cell phone — a well-known breeding ground for thousands of microorganisms. Concert halls, movie theaters and sports arenas could benefit from strategically placing UV-C disinfection devices throughout the venue, providing an opportunity for both patrons and employees to disinfect items that are in heavy use.
The hospitality industry has been one of the hardest hit by the coronavirus pandemic, as guests have become distrustful of staying in hotel rooms that have been previously occupied and cleaned by strangers. Many may wonder how many people have touched objects like TV remotes, telephone handsets and even drinking glasses. Since UVC-disinfection devices like UV-CLEAN have been proven to kill 99.9% of infection-spreading germs, this technology would be highly successful when paired with regular sanitation procedures in the hospitality industry.
You don’t have to work in the healthcare industry to implement UV-C disinfection technology at your place of business. Learn more about our UV-CLEAN system and see if you qualify for a product demonstration!