Did you know that Indoor air quality could be adversely affecting, not only your health, but worker productivity?

A recent study conducted by The Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health’s Center for Health and the Global Environment, SUNY Upstate Medical University, and Syracuse University, found that there is a direct link between air quality and worker productivity.

What does this mean for employers?

The effects of poor indoor air quality and worker productivity can be measured by absenteeism, decreased worker productivity, and economic costs. Here are some interesting statistics:

  • The American Lung Association says that U.S. adults miss approximately 14.5 million workdays due to asthma
  • The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimate that sinus infection sufferers miss an average of four workdays per year.
  • Studies show an average productivity loss due to IAQ between 3 and 7 percent (or higher), with individual productivity losses of 33%
  • The World Health Organization(WHO) estimates that up to 64 million U.S. office workers and teachers may be at risk of suffering from Sick Building Syndrome (SBS)
  • Indirect costs from asthma, make up $5.9 billion. This includes lost pay from sickness or death and lost work output from missed school or workdays (AAFA).
  • Total costs to the U.S. economy from poor IAQ range as high as $168 billion per year

How can we help?

NoVA Environmental Solutions works with Business owners, property managers, facility managers, HR professionals, and Health and Safety personnel to help address Indoor Air Quality concerns by:

  • Routine monitoring of indoor air quality parameters.
    • Weekly, Monthly, and Quarterly monitoring programs are available. Pricing subject to location and availability.
  • Investigating complaints.
  • Preparing data driving reports and documentation following the latest industry guidelines and standards.
  • Assisting in developing an Indoor Air Quality Management Plan for your facility.

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