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Gelair Prevents The Spread of Influenza on Offshore Rigs

Gelair Prevents The Spread of Influenza on Offshore Rigs

Rig Offshore are activities carried out in offshore waters, which involve exploration, drilling, or management of natural resources in the ocean. Offshore oil and gas drilling activities in the high seas have high challenges and risks, but also have large economic benefits. This activity makes a significant contribution to the country's economy and increases energy supply. Companies that carry out offshore activities must also ensure that occupational safety and health standards are safe, healthy and comfortable and prevent work accidents and work-related diseases.

Improving Occupational Safety and Health on ships and Offshore Rig platforms is one way of maintaining good Indoor Air Quality (IAQ). Work locations that are difficult to reach, unpredictable weather, limited space, low air circulation, will of course produce an unhealthy work area if the air quality inside is not properly maintained, thus allowing disease to spread easily among the crew.

Influenza is a disease that can spread quickly due to short distances. Viral infections can move from one side of the room to another quite intensely. So the indoor air flow distributed through Air Conditioning (AC) is very influential in the spread of viruses in the room. The flu takes just a few days to recover with proper treatment and the comfort of home is part of the recovery process. But what happens when you work in Rig Offshore or on a ship?

Not only is the individual's health at risk, but the entire crew's as well. This condition can have an impact on the performance of offshore projects, because infected workers can spread the disease to the entire crew. Flu symptoms cause every bone in the body to ache. If workers are bedridden, they cannot complete work and the project could potentially come to a halt.

MLC 2006 is an international labor convention that regulates the rights and standards of seafarers with international standards which was formed based on the aim of providing adequate quality and welfare standards for seafarers who are the main keys in the shipping industry.

Refer to MLC 2006 guidelines, B3.2 Ventilation. Point 2. Air management systems, whether centralized or individual, must be designed to: (a) maintain air at a temperature and humidity satisfactory relative to outside air conditions, ensuring adequate air exchange in all air-conditioned spaces, taking into account the characteristics of the activity operation at sea and does not create excessive noise or vibration; and (b) facilitate cleaning and disinfection to prevent and control the spread of disease.

Gelair Air Treatment is applied to meet MLC 2006 guidelines. Gelair Air Treatment is an air treatment & air cleaner product specifically for HVAC systems with many extraordinary benefits. Gelair products use Australian Tea Tree Essential Oil as a natural antiseptic to combat and prevent various types of MOLD, BACTERIA, VIRUSES, proven effective in controlling Golden Staph (Staphylococcus aureus) for strains that are resistant to Methicillin (MRSA) and Vancomycin (VRSA). Gelair helps minimize the spread of viruses such as influenza, H1N1, HSV-1 and HSV-2 in air-conditioned rooms.

Proper and continuous air treatment will provide safe and comfortable work protection for Rig Offshore workers.

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