Sick Building Syndrome (SBS)
Don’t let your workplace make you ill!
Sick building syndrome (SBS) is a phenomenon affecting building occupants who claim to experience acute health and comfort effects that appear to be linked to time spent in a building, but where no specific illness or cause can be identified.
Victims of sick building syndrome exhibit various symptoms that include headaches, dry itchy skin and irritation of the mucous membranes in the eyes, nose and throat.
Managing and maintaining healthy building conditions play an integral role in minimising occupational risk, liability, and sustaining a company’s overall performance and reputation. In addition, healthy buildings contribute to employee well-being, health, and productivity in the workplace.
Causes of Sick Building Syndrome
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