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July 27, 2020

Ensuring employee health and safety with UV lights

The healthcare and financial sector all around the world has taken a humongous hit amidst the COVID-19 pandemic and India is no exception. The country has reported over a million cases and the curve is still on the rise. While imposing repeated nationwide lockdowns helped in curbing the spread of the virus to a great extent, it also affected the country’s economy adversely. As the livelihoods of the citizens was at stake, the government allowed businesses and workplaces to open partially under strict supervisions and safety guidelines. However, the risk of infection still very much exists.

Workplaces and the risk of infections

Health experts assert that workplaces are potential pathogenic zones and are susceptible to the build-up of bacteria. For instance, a research suggests that an average office desk may house almost 10 million bacteria. Moreover, humans tend to touch their nose, eyes, and mouth around 15 times in an hour, increasing the risk of infections and illnesses significantly.

Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, health and safety of the employees in workplaces has become more important than ever. Office authorities are now ensuring all safety protocols like air purification, sanitization, and disinfectant utilization in order to make the space safe for the employees.

However, disinfectants contain harmful chemicals that can make a person sick with direct or indirect inhalation. Thus, office authorities require a more effective solution that not only complements the current safety measures but also protects the employees comprehensively.

The power of UV Light

UV light is emitted from the sun. It is a naturally occurring phenomenon that is capable of damaging the DNA and RNA of microbes and pathogens, eventually preventing the spread of bacteria and viruses. According to experts, UV light sterilization breaks down the chemical bonds in microbes and disrupts the DNA of pathogens. This prevents them from reproducing, eventually making them inactive or dead. In such a scenario, we at Wipro Lighting have acknowledged the UV lighting technology and developed UV-based indoor lighting solutions that are specifically made for decontaminating the items and areas.

UV lights and the promise of Wipro Lighting

The idea of protecting employees and ensuring their health and safety has always been of supreme importance at Wipro Lighting. In order to promote this idea in a larger domain, we have introduced ULTRARAY™ range of lighting that is capable of disinfecting, sterilizing, and decontaminating the workplaces. This UV based indoor lighting solution comprises of antimicrobial properties that can kill up to 99.9% of bacteria and viruses in the air as well as on the surfaces, making the office environment safe for the people.

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