Two is always better than one, so putting two 860 MiniZaprs to work sterilizing surfaces is a win-win for all those individuals who get to use the University of Rhode Island athletic facilities. In 2014 the University of Rhode Island was looking for a chemical free way to protect individuals in one of their athletic facilities against potentially harmful microorganisms such as Staph and MRSA and selected the 860 MiniZapr to be part of the preventative maintenance routine. Maintenance prevention is not just for machinery but also includes prevention of possible dangerous health issues to humans.
In 2016, the Athletic Strength & Conditioning area for the University of Rhode Island purchased their very own MiniZapr and immediately put the MiniZapr into action. For those of you who are asking the question of why would a facility need a machine to sterilize surfaces let alone a machine that only uses light (UVC Light) as a means to sterilize the surface? The answer is quite simple. Bodily fluids can be quite harmful if not addressed as a health concern and treated as such. Common sense tells us that bodily fluids combined with a cut or an abrasion on the skin can lead to a potentially harmful outcome, so why not be proactive and treat the surfaces before the problem rears its ugly head. The University of Rhode Island is progressive and found a solution.
Sports facilities and parents are not connecting the dots between bodily fluids and the health and well-being of individuals. The problem of staph, MRSA, Ringworm, Influenza, etc is very real and dangerous. I challenge anyone to Google Search these words and phrases and read for yourself about the harmful potential we all can’t visually see.
Google Search Words, just a few to sample
-staph infection sports, yoga mat infection, MRSA artificial turf, staph artificial turf, wrestling ringworm
For five years now I have spoken about how sports facilities need to up their game and put into place some sort of program that protects users of the facility against harmful microorganisms. I receive the weekly phone calls and emails from parents, athletes and facility operators looking for answers on topics such as Staph and MRSA. Institutions like the University of Rhode Island are thinking outside of the box. UVC technology had been around for many decades and when the University of Rhode Island was looking for a solution other than chemicals as a way to protect individuals, the 860 MiniZapr became a viable solution and a great tool to combat harmful microorganisms.
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