Workplace Safety :
A successful safety process relies on an intimate understanding of the interactions among people, organizations, machines, operations, and legal requirements. Protecting the health and safety of a workforce not only reduces pain and suffering, it also protects the bottom line and public image of the organization.
Good occupational health and safety practice is an important aspect of company management. Assessing and controlling risks from hazardous substances and work practices is more than just another obligation for employers. Indeed, focusing on a safer workplace can have a positive effect on productivity, workforce retention and competitiveness.
Environmental Indoor Air Quality
Buildings exist to protect people from the elements and to otherwise support human activity. Buildings should not make people sick, cause them discomfort, or otherwise inhibit their ability to perform. How effectively your building functions to support its occupants, and how efficiently the building operates to keep costs manageable is a measure of the building's performance. Indoor air quality is a major business concern. Studies conducted by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and others, show that indoor environments can contain concentrations of pollutants that are higher than concentrations found outdoors. An EPA Report to Congress concluded that improved indoor air quality can result in higher productivity and fewer lost work days. EPA estimates that poor indoor air may cost the nation tens of billions of dollars each year in lost productivity and medical care.