Have you noticed many of your employees getting sick frequently? Do some of them look stressed throughout the workday? Are you starting to get sick yourself?
If your answer is “yes” to these questions, then chances are all of you are affected by sick building syndrome. Most people are unaware that there is such a thing, many would merely dismiss the symptoms as effects of stress. There are times, however, when the problem is not the nature of the job, but the office suites themselves.
Employees who experience symptoms like frequent coughing, dizziness, shortness of breath, pneumonia, occupational asthma, anxiety and fatigue may be affected by this syndrome. What makes it difficult to detect is that symptoms vary for each employee. One may experience dizziness and fatigue only, while another employee in the same building may suffer from skin rashes and coughs.