COVID-19 Critical Products
As of July 2020, there were more than 16.6 million COVID 19 cases around the world, with the virus having impacted people around the world. Laboratory work is arguably more important now than ever, as is keeping personnel safe and protected against the virus.
At Weber Scientific, we know that operating the cleanest lab possible means operating the safest lab possible, too. That's why we're proud to offer a wide range of different COVID19 supplies for labs for you to choose from, depending on your needs.
The men and women that populate labs and similar environments around the world are certainly no strangers to the concept of heightened sanitation. Personal protective equipment like a mask or a thermometer were already important, although they've become critically important over the last few months in particular. As the virus rages on, we know it can often be difficult to find these products. That’s why we’ve added them to our store for our easy access.
What Is the CDC Saying?
According to the Centers for Disease Control, labs and similar environments should be cleaned and disinfected on a regular basis to help control the spread of the virus as much as possible. At a bare minimum, employees need to be practicing a routine cleaning of frequently touched services, and more frequent cleaning and disinfection may be necessary based on the level of use.
In terms of the actual disinfecting process, you're recommended to use only an EPA-registered disinfectant. Users should wear skin protection (and probably eye protection) while they disinfect because of the potential for splash hazards, and adequate ventilation should always be guaranteed.
What Happens If Someone Gets Sick?
If laboratory personnel does get sick, the CDC has some very specific best practices to follow.
First, you need to close off ALL areas that were used by the person who became sick. You may not have to totally shut down your operations, provided that you can effectively close off those impacted areas. Likewise, it's recommended that you wait at least 24 hours before you begin the cleaning and disinfecting process. If that isn't possible, wait as long as you can.
All areas used by the person who is sick should be cleaned, including but not limited to places like offices, bathrooms and other common areas in addition to the lab itself. As a best practice, consider turning off any fans in the room or the central HVAC system so that any impacted particles won't get accidentally circulated elsewhere in the facility.
According to the CDC, if it has been more than seven days since the person who was sick used the lab or other elements of your facility, additional cleaning and disinfection aren't actually necessary.
Weber Scientific COVID-19 Products: Personal Protective Equipment
We have a wide range of COVID19 supplies for labs available. Perhaps the most prominent of these – especially given the ubiquitous nature that they've developed in our lives – are our Fashion Cloth Face Masks.
These face masks are specifically designed to help slow the spread of COVID19 by stopping people who already have the virus from being able to spread it to someone else. You can choose from either pleated or a 3D style sized for adults, both of which include ear loops, or a straightforward 3D style for children. Each mask comes individually wrapped and is totally washable and reusable. Colors are randomly selected, meaning that you could get gray, light blue, light green, rose red or even black, depending on when you place your order.
Next up we have our Protective Face Shield – a must for any lab currently concerned with COVID19 cleaning and sanitation. This face shield is made from double sided, anti-fog, optically clear PET that comes in at 0.2mm thickness. It offers a high-quality foam headband for the most comfortable and secure fit possible, and it provides full face splash protection that complies with both ROHS and CE standards. You can even use the face shield without the foam, or you can use it under something else like a hard hat if you so choose.
Learn About Weber Scientific
At Weber Scientific, we have always gone out of our way to become a one-stop shop for all the important equipment and other items you need for your laboratory. This role is especially important during the uncertain times that COVID19 has created.
Keeping your facilities clean and sanitized is of critical importance, all so that you can continue to do your work on a daily basis without fear or concern.
If you have any additional questions about the wide array of COVID19 supplies for labs that we have available, or if you'd just like to discuss your specific needs with someone in a bit more detail, get in touch with the Weber Scientific team today.