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Health & Safety Moment - Scents in the Workplace

Health & Safety Moment

Scents In The Workplace

Scents are usually made from natural and manufactured chemicals and are used in cosmetic and personal care products such as shampoos, conditioners, hairspray, fragrances, soaps, lotions and creams.

Individuals with scent sensitivities or allergies may experience irritation or symptoms such as headaches, migraines, coughing or shortness of breath.  

What can you do to help?

·        If you have scent sensitives:

Specifically, communicate your concerns to your manager to determine controls you can put in place to minimize scented products.

If you are approached about your use of a Scented Product:

·        Be empathetic and work towards a mutually agreeable solution.

If you have questions, concerns or any occupational health & safety inquiries, please email ohsmohawk@mohawkcollege.ca