Sunday, September 15, 2019
M4.5 Indoor Air Quality
Today, I'll be sharing ideas for the basis for a chemical and fragrance policy in order to eliminate and decrease our body burdens and exposures. I currently work in a hospital and although I don't have direct contact, I wonder if we actually have a fragrance policy for the employees that actually have direct patient contact.
For the hospital I work in, I would implement a fragrance free policy in the emergency room and in the department that deals with respiratory illnesses. The other parts of the hospital (Admin, laboratory, maintenance) doesn't need a strict fragrance policy, but in the overall hospital I would discourage the use of fragrances. With any policy it is helpful to provide employees with information regarding why the policy is in effect, so I would provide a fact sheet about the negative effects of fragrances on the population we serve in the hospital (typically sick).
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I also think a fragrance-free policy is the best approach. I do not think they are necessary for anyone and they are too much trouble and cause too much harm to require anything less than but a total ban. I think you are right that especially in a hospital-setting there should be a strong ban on fragrances.ReplyDelete