Last Updated on October 12, 2021
Flu Prevention Step 1: Offering the Flu Vaccine
Atlantic Ultraviolet Corporation® makes it their business to fight the flu, taking flu prevention steps each year. The first step is to get the flu shot. Since the flu season takes place from October until March, Atlantic Ultraviolet makes it a point to host a Flu Vaccination Clinic in early Fall, where their employees can simply sign up and get their shot.
Atlantic Ultraviolet offers on-site seasonal flu vaccination to all their employees at no cost. We know that the first and most important step in protecting against the flu virus is the flu vaccine.Ann Wysocki, COO of Atlantic Ultraviolet Corporation®
Step 2: Encouraging Preventative Actions
Second, Atlantic Ultraviolet educates their employees on flu prevention steps by posting information in multiple locations describing preventative measures that should be taken. The posters describe the best way to avoid the spread of germs by washing hands, covering the nose and mouth with a tissue when coughing or sneezing, and avoiding touching their eyes, nose, and mouth.
Flu Prevention Step 3: Disinfecting High-Traffic Areas
Thirdly, employees are asked to disinfect their workspaces, and the company takes care of disinfecting high traffic areas and common spaces.
Step 4: Installation of UV-C Room Air Sanitizers
Atlantic Ultraviolet knows employees might not know they have the flu if the symptoms are not severe yet. If they come into work, they are potentially infecting the entire staff. To combat this issue, Atlantic Ultraviolet Corporation® has taken a fourth flu prevention step and installed their SANITAIRE® Ultraviolet (UV-C) Room Air Sanitizers which protect room occupants from infection due to flu and other airborne microbes.
The SANITAIRE® can effectively destroy flu and airborne microbes including bacteria, mold, and virus in occupied spaces. SANITAIRE® UV-C Room Air Sanitizers utilize STER-L-RAY ® Germicidal Ultraviolet (UV-C) Lamps, which are completely enclosed within a stainless steel and reflective aluminum exposure chamber and are safe for use in occupied or unoccupied rooms. The lamps produce short-wave radiation at 254 nanometers (nm) — a wavelength that is highly lethal to bacteria, virus, and other microorganisms. Air is drawn in through a washable, electrostatic particulate filter and forced into the ultraviolet exposure chamber where it is irradiated by germicidal ultraviolet light. Then, the purified air exits the sanitizer through a louvered exhaust panel. Models are available in a number of different configurations — free standing, wall or ceiling mount, recessed ceiling mount, and mobile — to adapt to any setting. Offices, conference rooms, and common areas alike can have the air sanitized.
Our blog posts provide more detailed information on flu prevention steps:
- How to Prevent Flu in the Workplace
- The Cost of Getting the Flu
- How to Prevent Flu this Season
- Influenza is Inactivated by UV-C Light
About Atlantic Ultraviolet Corporation® (AUV)
Manufacturers / Engineers / Sales / Service – Germicidal Ultraviolet Equipment & Lamps
In 1963, Atlantic Ultraviolet Corporation® began engineering and manufacturing ultraviolet water purification equipment, ultraviolet air sanitization and surface disinfection systems, and germicidal UV lamps for residential, commercial, and industrial applications. They continue to engineer and manufacture their products in the USA.
Germicidal ultraviolet lamps used in Atlantic Ultraviolet’s products produce short wave radiation that is lethal to bacteria, virus, and other microorganisms. Well-established as a method of choice, ultraviolet technology is effective, economical, safe, quick, and easy to use due to its by-product free process. The method is unique, without the use of heat or chemicals.
For more information about Atlantic Ultraviolet Corporation®, or how UV-C disinfection works, visit the official company website. For more information on flu prevention steps and how UV-C disinfection can help, visit our application-specific page.
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