Air Quality

Be Aware of Environmental Sensitivities

You may encounter employees who have sensitivities to scents or chemicals.  Such a sensitivity is considered a medical condition and is protected under the Human Rights Code.  To learn more about the legal issues and how to accommodate employees, check out these links: Canadian Human Rights Commission – legal perspective Accommodating Employees with Environmental Sensitivities [...]

Apply the Air Quality Health Index (AQHI) at Work

The Air Quality Health Index (AQHI) is a national health-based index developed by Federal and Provincial governments in consultation with health professionals to communicate the health risk posed by local air pollution conditions. While the tool is designed for everyone, it has particular relevance to workplaces with outdoor workers.  The tool is designed to help people protect their health by [...]

Help Everyone Breather Easier – Create a Scent-Free Policy

Some of your employees may have asthma, allergies or chemical sensitivities and exposure to scents may result in health issues that interrupt their work.  In order to have “clean” air in your work environment, consider using scent-free cleaning products and establishing a scent-free policy.  Having a chronic medical condition such as asthma is considered a disability with [...]