As an employer, you want to look out for the health and welfare of your employees, especially their long-term health and even their lives. This extends beyond simply needing a healthy workforce to care for those who work for you. Having a building or property that makes your employees sick is dangerous on so many levels, from the above health conditions to issues with your bottom line, legal liability, and government investigation. Let’s learn a bit about how Sick Building Syndrome (SBS) can affect your business in offices, factories, warehouses, and more. [Read more…] about Is Your Building Making Your Employees Sick?
Sick Building Syndrome
In our blog, Understanding Sick Building Syndrome, we talked about building environments that make people ill. A critical part of that is the indoor air quality and all of the factors that influence it. In this blog, we’ll go over the three major parts that make up indoor air quality: the air itself, how the air is circulated, and the particles in the air that can negatively impact the human body. [Read more…] about What Influences Your Indoor Air Quality?
Have you or someone you’ve known complained about being mildly unwell, something that gradually sets in and they just can’t seem to shake? Many who experience this wonder if they are sick: if this is some sort of low-level infection or a sign of a much more dangerous long-term illness. Some think to change their routine, habits, or exercise more. However, few think about how it could be the building they work or live in that could be causing this, something that is known as Sick Building Syndrome. [Read more…] about Understanding Sick Building Syndrome
There are several hazardous things that can be in a building, but most come about due to issues with hazardous material, poor construction, or other man-made problems. Today we’re going to talk about a problem that literally grows: black mold. We covered an overview of causes and detection of mold growth in our blog, How to Tell If You Have a Mold Problem. Today we’re going to look specifically at Stachybotrys chartarum or Toxic Black Mold, what it is, what it does, and what to do about it. [Read more…] about Identifying Black Mold and Its Dangers to Your Health