The health of employees is very crucial for the firm as it reduces absenteeism and the cost of health care. In many countries, facilities like social protection and regulation authority related to health care are not present. According to World Health Organization, approximately 59 million workers all around the world are working in conditions that are hazardous to health. These hazardous conditions include:
The major problem, however, that is affecting the health of employees is the polluted and contaminated air at the workplace.
According to World Health Organization, approximately 13 million workers all around the world die each year due to four categories of environmental pollution which include pathogens in the outdoor air, combustion of fuels inside the buildings, carcinogens and toxic irritants at the workplace, and lastly pathogens in water.
People in UAE largely spend their time indoors either at the office or home. This leads to the need of establishing and maintaining the air quality within good hygienic levels.
Sick building syndrome is commonly increasing at workplaces in the UAE, due to lack of proper ventilation system. Not having enough ventilation further increases the fungal spores and other airborne diseases. This leads to health problems like sore throat, itchy eyes, headaches, breathing issues and skin problems. According to physicians, symptoms of sick building syndrome reduce as the workers start working outside their environment.
It is also reported that poor indoor quality can negatively affect worker’s decision-making ability and productivity. Lack of proper ventilation system in the commercial cooking areas like restaurants is also affecting the employees’ health. Using artificially controlled air or replacement air is a good option. It can also be done through separate and independent air make-up units that allow the fresh air outside in, while venting the building air out through the exhaust system.
Bactakleen is one of the best products of the 21st century that can be customized as per the needs while conforming affordability. This product is an anti-bacterial air treatment which atomizes the anti-bacterial solution into millions of nano-sized particles which clean the surrounding environment. A special spray is also available for coating the anti-bacterial solution onto various surfaces like door handles and handrails. This coating can last for up to two years and does not require any special cleaning. The mist penetrates in all areas of the building along via the vents available, thus killing the germs and other pathogens. It also penetrates into the matress, cushions, sofas, and carpets. This product, undoubtedly, protects the workers from SBS that results from airborne pollutants. It also helps in killing approximately 99.99% mold, bacteria, and fungi while neutralizing bad odor. Bactakleen is safe to use as it is non-toxic and environment-friendly.
Organizations should use this product to make their workplace environment secure and hygienically safe for the health of employees.
A safe workplace promotes sustainable development hence helping in poverty reduction. Thus it is important to take measures like pollution control and exposure reduction. At the organizational level; good health and safety programs boost employee morale, reduce absenteeism and staff turnover, increase productivity while reducing the chances of fines and litigation. It also boosts employees’ self-esteem, reduces their stress, while enhancing their health and well-being.