Education

Fostering a culture of health in the workplace

Do employee wellness programs foster a culture of health? Posted on: July 17, 2019 | By Mike Booth

In recent years, employers have looked to employee wellness programs as a means of increasing productivity, reducing insurance costs and fostering better employee wellbeing and satisfaction. There’s a direct correlation between employee wellbeing and costs to employers. Worker’s compensation claims and healthcare bills amount to more $60 billion per year in the U.S. So, it […]

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Making Them Healthier and Happier with IAQ

Posted on: June 6, 2019 | By Mike Booth

It makes perfect sense: healthier employees are happier employees. However, many business owners believe developing a wellness program or a smoking cessation class is the path to employee happiness. Not so fast. Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) affects Productivity According to a recent study commissioned by the Building Engineering Services Association in the United Kingdom, almost […]

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Are HVAC Systems the Answer?

Post16-HVACSystems-02 Posted on: May 23, 2019 | By Mike Booth

When business owners hear that indoor air is two to five times more polluted than outdoor air—which is already heavily polluted—they think the solution lies in focusing on the building’s HVAC system. But that may not solve the problem of poor air quality. Here’s why:   HVAC systems recirculate HVAC systems work because they recirculate […]

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Sick Building Syndrome: Are You at Risk?

Posted on: May 9, 2019 | By Mike Booth

In recent years, researchers have charted a medical phenomenon that affects a wide swath of people with no discernable connection—save one. All the people who experience symptoms of headaches, tiredness, ear, nose and throat irritation, dizziness and nausea have one thing in common: They spend a large amount of time in buildings. And the buildings […]

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Genetic modification to combat pollution?

Posted on: April 11, 2019 | By Mike Booth

In recent years, the scientific community has accelerated efforts to combat air pollution and poor air quality with every defense in its arsenal—after all, many cities across the world experience hazardous levels of pollution, and more cities join the list every day. So, it’s no wonder scientists have taken to some extreme measures in hopes […]

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