January 30, 2017
Everyone knows a pleasant work environment makes happy, productive employees. But nice pictures on the wall and some pretty flowers aren't going to smooth over the impact of the real saboteurs of productivity. Sometimes the physical work environment conceals health threats that crush efficiency and drive up absenteeism.
One of the major culprits contributing to health issues in the workplace is excess dust. Combating dust can be a real challenge, especially in large commercial or medical buildings. Dust mites are distributed through ducts, after which they linger on work surfaces and upholstery. These are the critters responsible for allergies, asthma, and eczema. Dust mites are one of the factors that make a building succumb to "sick building syndrome."