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Sick Building Syndrome – Is it in your workplace?

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The quality of indoor air is a major concern in most workplaces. Poor air quality can affect the health, wellness, performance, and productivity of your employees. If you don't pay attention to the indoor air quality at your offices, your employees could be affected by a phenomenon known as Sick Building Syndrome (SBS).   What’s Sick Building Syndrome? Well, the term SBS is universally used to describe cases where multiple occupants of a building experience serious health issues or considerable discomfort, which seem to be related to the time they spent in that particular building. In cases of SBS, a specific illness or causal agent can’t be identified (If specific illnesses can be identified, the term Building Related Illness (BRI) is used instead). SBS can either be concentrated on particular sections of the building, or it can be spread throughout the building.   What are the signs of SBS? If multiple occupants of a building complain about symptoms such as headaches, dizziness, nausea, irritation to the eyes, throat, or nose, general fatigue, rashes and skin itches, difficulty concentrating, dry cough, or heightened sensitivity to odours, you could be dealing with SBS.

The Role of Quality Cleaning Practices in Environmental Health

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Why is Sanitation Important? Sanitation is vital to the safety of any work facility; whether it is an office setting or a manufacturing plant. Certain areas need to be thoroughly cleaned to remove potentially harmful bacteria. In some instances, sanitation is required by law and is crucial to the safe operation of a facility, such as in a hospital or senior-care centre. How do you know which areas to sanitise? Sanitation should be done in areas that experience a great deal of touch or contact with people, food, and objects. What are the Steps Involved in Cleaning and Sanitising? The first step is to identify the areas that need to be cleaned on a daily, weekly and monthly basis. While cleaning should be conducted on a regular basis, sanitisation of some areas need only be done a few times a month. The next step is to conduct a pre-wash of all the areas to remove surface debris.

The Importance of Sanitation in Aged Care Environments

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Reducing the likelihood of illness and infection in aged-care facilities is vital. Maintaining an aged-care environment that is consistently clean and sanitised is the first line of defense in protecting the health of this vulnerable population of residents. Not only does proper hygienic practices and procedures reduce the risk of spreading infections and making seniors sick, but it also helps to keep the staff who work in these facilities healthy so they can provide these much-needed services. What is Involved in Ensuring Aged-Care Facilities are being Cleaned Properly? When it comes to ensuring seniors are well cared for, cleaning and sanitizing are an important part of the process. There are several areas of consideration when dealing with aged-care facilities that are of importance to the health of everyone involved.. These processes include frequent and proper hand washing, cleaning of frequently There are several areas of consideration when dealing with aged-care facilities that are of importance to the health of everyone involved.

Companies who are contracted to clean and sanitize aged-care facilities must work to the highest standards, and it is important to work with a cleaning company that has quality assurance certification, such as ISO9001