Some of the most common places frequented by the public are grocery stores, banks, the DMV, etc… Because the public visits them so often, employees who work there come into contact with thousands of germs on a daily basis. Protecting those employees is no easy task due to the fact that facing the public is what they do all day long. Yes, hand sanitizer, masks and plexus-glass walls can help, but to the extent that is really needed?
Protecting employees with the Safety Halo® can significantly decrease the germs breathed on them. Pulling the dirty air into its housing the Safety Halo® separates the dust, germs and contaminants from the air and then blows the clean air down onto the employees and work surfaces. Having protection like this directly above the employees is extremely helpful in not only keeping them clean but also helping to prevent employees on either side of him or her from sharing germs.
By installing a Safety Halo® from the ceiling above the worker’s station for him or her to work under, you provide another effective layer of protection around them and help protect the members of the public as well. The Safety Halo® works by pulling the dirty germ-filled air into its housing to filter it. There it has a pre-filter at the point of entry that extracts larger dust particles from the air. The air then flows through a HEPA filter element to clean out germs and other tiny contaminants. After passing through the HEPA filter, the air then blows out of the bottom of the Safety Halo® to create a cone of clean air around the staff member at his or her station.
This cone of HEPA-filtered air, which is gently pressurized so that it moves outward as it flows downward, helps to block the entry into itself of air exhaled by others toward staff. It also captures many of the respirated particles that penetrate the cone, and also germs and other particles exhaled by the workers, and pushes them downward and safely away from the faces of their fellow workers and their work surfaces.
As an alternative, installing an Air Cleaning BlowerTM (ACB) can also have large beneficial effects on the work area by removing particles without using any filter elements and simultaneously spreading clean air throughout the space. Instead of blocking and collecting the debris with filter media, ACBs use the momentum of the particles to separate them from the air and eject them directly. The big benefit: they blow and clean air without any filter elements to buy, store, replace or dispose. Since debris does not accumulate in the units, you can count on steady airflow, air pressure and power consumption. No filter elements means no filter maintenance! They can also be used to preclean the air for the HEPA element in the Safety Halos® when the air is especially dirty.