Disinfection using UV Germicidal Lamps at the Office of the Executive Director

TACLOBAN CITY – As part of the Agency’s effort in curbing the spread of the corona virus, the National Maritime Polytechnic (NMP) intensifies its disinfection measures using Ultraviolet (UV) Germicidal Lamps to safeguard the well-being of the NMP personnel, trainees, and clients.

The newly-procured nine (9) units UV lamps will be essential in mitigating the spread of the virus as they will be deployed in different strategic positions for the conduct of periodic disinfection to ensure that all NMP offices, structures, and facilities are safe and virus-free.

For safety purposes, disinfection will be conducted every weekend and/or after office hours to minimize exposure. Administrative controls will also be established which include among others, restricting access to those personnel who are directly concerned with the operation of the UV lamp, ensuring that people are aware of the potential hazards, and providing orientation, training and safe working instructions for custodians and users.

“NMP will always continue to look for better ways to ensure that the Agency is safe for all its personnel and clients. I hope that with the use of these UV lamps, they will feel safer and more confident while reporting to work or transacting with our office”, said NMP Executive Director Joel B. Maglunsod.

The acquisition of the UV lamps was made possible through the efforts of the NMP Gender and Development (GAD) Committee.