Featured Image: The Celios G200 is in use at one of BostonbeaN's customer sites in the Boston area
Since March, the majority of offices have elected to have employees work from home whenever possible. But for some industries, this isn’t a feasible alternative. And for others, work from home policies are beginning to shift into reopening policies. Employers have to consider ways of making their workspace as clean as possible to make employees feel comfortable while they’re at work. Beyond the employees in the office, what do these changes mean for companies that service our workspaces?
Back to Work Means a New Business
Woburn-based company BostonbeaN provides breakroom snacks and coffee services to offices across Massachusetts and New Hampshire. As offices closed and sent their employees to work from home, the company saw a need to pivot to meet its customers’ changing needs. In an effort to keep their own doors open and better provide for their customers, BostonbeaN decided to pivot its focus from coffee to cleaning supplies. And with this shift, a new division was born: BostoncleaN.
Now, offices are beginning to reopen, and it will be more important than ever to ensure employees feel confident and comfortable when returning to work. In addition to adhering to CDC or State requirements, employers can purchase supplemental measures for the benefit of their employees. Specifically, BostonbeaN is now supplying companies with cleaning and protective equipment, including surgical and N95 masks, cleaning wipes, gloves, and even air purifiers.
BostoncleaN continues to be confident that adding supplemental air purifiers to an office space can play a significant role in helping employees feel more comfortable returning to work and being in the workplace. There is no doubt that any employee is looking to be reassured that their employers are taking every precaution they can to create a clean and productive work environment.
The Importance of Indoor Air Quality
As the understanding of the SARS-CoV-2 virus has evolved, so have BostoncleaN’s offerings. In March, they began by offering basic cleaning and protective equipment such as masks, gloves, hand sanitizer, touch-free dispensers, and more. With the increased emphasis on airborne transmission, the company recently evaluated multiple air purifiers to find the right one to augment its cleaning portfolio.
While many companies are upgrading their HVAC systems in an effort to improve air quality, the CDC also recommends a supplementary filtering system. This is particularly important in rooms that may not have windows for airflow, such as private rooms, closed offices, or break rooms.
In September, the company formally partnered with Celios to offer the G200 Advanced Air Purifier to its clients. The G200 Advanced Air Purifier is effective at capturing the SARS-CoV-2 virus. (1) It is also up to 3,000 times more efficient than HEPA standards and captures particles up to 30 times smaller.
Taking the Guesswork Out of Clean Air
Beyond providing the initial air purifiers, BostoncleaN also services the devices by handling any air filter changes that may be needed. Just like there is never a concern if the break room will be fully stocked on Monday morning, employers can now be confident that their air purifiers will always be ready to go for when employees do return.
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(1) The Celios G200 Advanced Air Purifier meets the performance and labeling requirements provided in the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s March 2020 Enforcement Policy for Sterilizers, Disinfectant Devices, and Air Purifiers During the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Public Health Emergency, published March, 2020 (the Celios G200 Advanced Air Purifier has not been cleared by the FDA). Specifically, the Celios G200 Advanced Air Purifier has demonstrated up to 99.99999% filtration efficiency of ultrafine airborne particulate matter and is capable of filtering particles down to 10 nanometers in size. The Celios G200 Advanced Air Purifier has also demonstrated up to 99.99999% virus filtration efficiency of ΦX174, a small bacteriophage virus with a maximum diameter of ~32 nanometers.
The G200 Advanced Air Purifier is not intended to prevent or protect from any form of illness or disease (or otherwise). To reduce the risk of fire or electric shock, do not use this fan with any solid-state speed control device. Unplug or disconnect the appliance from the power supply before servicing. The appliance is only to be used with the power supply unit provided and it must only be supplied with voltage corresponding to the marking on the appliance. Do not operate any fan with a damaged cord or plug. Discard fan or return to an authorized service facility for examination and/or repair. Do not run cord under carpeting. Do not cover cord with throw rugs, runners or similar covers. Do not route cord under furniture or appliances. Arrange cord away from traffic areas and where it will not be tripped over. Do not allow children to operate the G200 Advanced Air Purifier or play near the G200 Advanced Air Purifier. Only plug the power cord into a standard electrical outlet. Do not use outdoors. Do not immerse the G200 Advanced Air Purifier in liquid and do not handle the G200 Advanced Air Purifier with wet hands. Do not insert a finger or foreign object into the airflow openings. Do not use the G200 Advanced Air Purifier in toxic or explosive environments or where flammable or combustible gases are present.