Everyone is asking the big question – is COVID-19 airborne?
Although nobody knows for sure, there is a growing concern among healthcare professionals that COVID-19 could be transmitted in the air. More then ever before, business owners should be concerned for the health and safety of their staff which includes making sure that they have top-quality air in their workplace. If offices have poor air quality, germ-spreading will be facilitated and staff may suffer from Sick Building Syndrome, more commonly known as SBS.
What is Sick Building Syndrome (SBS)?
According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Sick Building Syndrome, or SBS is a condition affecting many office workers, typically marked by respiratory problems and headaches and is attributed to unhealthy factors in a working environment, namely poor ventilation and air quality.
How do you know if your employees are suffering from Sick Building Syndrome (SBS)?
If any staff complain of symptoms such as headaches, eye, nose or throat irritation, have a dry cough, dry or itchy skin, dizziness and nausea it could be very likely that they are suffering from Sick Building Syndrome. Other common symptoms include difficulty concentrating, irritation, fatigue and sensitivity to odors.
How does Sick Building Syndrome (SBS) affect my business?
If you or your staff are suffering from SBS, your company may experience a downturn in productivity due to staff exhaustion and low energy levels. Sick Building Syndrome will also lead to a higher staff absenteeism rate.
What can I do to improve the air quality in my workspace?
RI Group can help to modify your ventilation by providing you with high-tech HVAC systems that reduce the spread of viruses and bacteria. The right HVAC system will improve your ventilation, purify the air and control air flow. With this simple fix, you can save your company sick days and can maximize on staff motivation and productivity. Our team is ready to help you prepare your workspace for maximum wellness during COVID-19 and beyond. Get in touch today!
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