From elevators to bathrooms to workspaces, the places we work can also be a gathering place for microbial buildup.
Protecting the health and wellness of employees needs to be Job #1.
Office suites, shared workspaces and corporate campuses have one thing in common: they are hotbeds for germs. Anywhere people gather, there is an opportunity for bacteria and other microbes to grow and proliferate. Left undetected on surfaces, these microbes can double in number every 20 minutes and can become millions overnight. Indoor workplaces can lead to illnesses that spread throughout an office, to our own people, clients, families and the communities where we live.
Vyv antimicrobial light is effective at stopping the growth and killing* gram-positive and gram-negative viruses, bacteria, fungi, yeast and mold.
Microbes have meetings, too.
Bacteria can grow on many different surfaces throughout offices. Microbes are invisible, intrusive and can be infectious. Overnight, their colonies can number in the millions. Vyv’s antimicrobial light technology has been proven to continuously clean our workplaces, keeping surfaces free of microbial build up, and preventing their re-growth. Meeting rooms are just one example of a space that can be contaminated by microbes.
Invisible things can hurt us.
Covid-19 has raised awareness of the presence and transmission of germs in all environments. While millions of people around the world continue to struggle with the pandemic, it has provided lessons for employers and property managers: we need to take a closer look at workplace cleanliness.
Read our Office Environments Overview.
What’s Fueling Bacterial Transmission at Work
- Employees often eat at their desks or elsewhere throughout the work environment
- Shift workers share phones, desks and computer equipment
- Employees and visitors gather in reception areas, meeting rooms, lunchrooms and hallways
- Employees may come to work with mild illnesses
Routine Cleaning is Not Enough
Nightly cleaning crews vacuum, sweep and empty the trash, but they don’t typically spray and wipe surfaces. If they do, it’s not enough to effectively combat bacteria. In between cleanings, bacteria grow unchecked, making offices a potential breeding ground for pathogens.
Achieve a New Level of Clean
Vyv antimicrobial lights were installed in an active office environment and reduced surface contamination by greater than 90%.
Antimicrobial light brought an unprecedented level of cleanliness throughout the office environment.
*Multiple areas were swabbed over several weeks and results were compared to the baseline data.
Multi-Layered Antimicrobial Defense
Vyv has been proven to be an ideal foundation for a multi-layered antimicrobial defense system. Vyv’s technology works non-stop around the clock, even when facilities are not in use. It’s the perfect complement to traditional cleaning routines.
As spaces are normally cleaned, Vyv works continuously in the background to eliminate microbial buildup, even in the hardest too reach crevices and small spaces that regular cleanings simply miss.
*Testing on a non-enveloped virus (MS2 bacteriophage) showed a 97.12% reduction in controlled laboratory testing in 8 hours on hard surfaces. Testing on SARS-CoV-2 (enveloped virus) showed a 96.76% reduction in controlled laboratory testing in 8 hours on hard surfaces. Testing on MRSA and E. coli showed 90%+ reduction in controlled laboratory testing in 24 hours on hard surfaces. Results may vary depending on the amount of light that is reaching the surfaces in the space where the product is installed and the length of time of exposure. Use of Vyv antimicrobial light is not intended to replace manual cleaning and disinfection practices.