U.S. Embassy to Screen Mail For Biohazards
An undisclosed U.S. embassy in Europe will soon receive a self-contained mail screening booth that allows inspectors to safely receive and open mail, isolating the rest of the staff and facility from exposure if bio-hazards are delivered.
The Mail Room Inspection BioBooth, by Delta Scientific, is typically installed outside of a main building or inside a shipping and receiving warehouse. When attacked by biological hazards, facilities such as post offices will no longer face a lengthy closure. Upon discovering contaminated mail, the BioBooth can be sealed, quickly unbolted, and safely removed from public areas for decontamination.
The Mail Room Inspection BioBooths feature outer and inner workrooms with sealed doors, lighting and hospital style floors. Each room has long countertops and open spaces for staging, sorting and prospective decontamination. A bench top-mounted HEPA-filtered laboratory hood with UV sterilization is pre-installed and may be flexibly positioned to isolate and protect the inspector opening the packages. The booths have controllable drainage and an internal wash-down hose bib. An optional sub-floor basin catches the contaminated liquid for removal through a valve into a disposal container.
The units fit into sea-going open top shipping containers and are available in a wide range of national and international voltages. Both standard and custom size BioBooths are available.