UV222™ sanitation devices are compliant with all the relevant European, and global guidelines regarding artificial optical radiation.
UV222™ products complies with;
Directive 2006/25/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council
- EU directive on the minimum health and safety requirements regarding the exposure to artificial optical radiation.
- ISO 15858: UV-C Devices – Safety information – permissible human exposure.
- IEC 62471: Photobiological safety of lamps and lamp systems.
- IEC PAS 63313 ED1: Position statement on germicidal UV-C irradiation - UV-C safety guidelines.
International exposure guidelines
- UV222™ operates within the exposure limit recommended by the International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection (ICNIRP).
- American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH): 2021 and 2022 TLV (Threshold Limit Values) & BEI (Biological Exposure Indices) for chemical substances and physical agents
- UV222™ operates in compliance with regulations from European authorities regarding exposure to artificial optical radiation, including the Danish Working Environment Authority
- Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency (ARPANSA) – Occupational Exposure to Ultraviolet Radiation – Radiation Protection Series Publication No. 12 (Dec 2006).
- Exposure to ultraviolet light from an apparatus is regulated by ARPANSA.
In accordance with their regulation, UV222 products are classified as not needing to be a controlled apparatus.
Meaning the UV222 products comply with the safety and UV exposure limits of the regulation.
Specifically, the UV222 products are configured to not exceed a Time Weighted Average 8-hour Exposure Limit of 23 mJ/cm2. People detection, Lidar distance sensors, and firmware incorporated into the UV222 products ensure compliance to the Exposure Limits.
- UV exposure standards of the American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienist (ACGIH) is also accepted in Australia. In early 2022, ACGIH’s raised their exposure limit for 222nm UV light from 22mJ/cm2 to 161 mJ/m2 for eye exposure and 479 mJ/cm2 for skin exposure. Where and when ACGIH limits are adopted, the UV222 products can be re- configured to work to this standard.
- The Therapeutic Goods Administration has advised that they do not require 222nm UV products to be certified by or registered with them.