Dealing With Seasonal Allergies at Work

Published on 30/07/2022

Spring and summer may be pleasant times of the year but they do bring their fair share of issues too. For instance, not only do you have to deal with higher temperatures but you might also need to handle seasonal allergies too.

While not everyone has this problem, many people start sneezing and dealing with red, watery eyes when the flowers and trees start to bloom. Pollen can be a real issue for some people with hay fever being one of the most common allergies overall.

However, the summer office doesn’t have to be a place where allergies cause major issues. Check out this video which gives some very useful advice on dealing with allergies in the workplace.

While office ventilation is an important subject to cover, avoiding exacerbating allergies is also something to think about. You do need to have the windows open occasionally, at least as much as you can and for some that could be an issue.

If you have employees who struggle with seasonal allergies in particular, why not move their office desks away from the windows so they’re not directly impacted by pollen and other allergens? Of course, you should always make sure that your air conditioning units are cleaned before the warmer weather starts and make sure they’re maintained and cleaned throughout the spring and summer months too.

The same goes for desk fans. Make sure these are regularly cleaned and go for the energy efficient ones to keep costs lower and reduce the impact on the environment.

If you have carpets, make sure these are vacuumed very regular, as it’s possible that dust and other allergens may be lurking inside the carpet and causing problems to worsen.

However, if a person does struggle with seasonal allergies to a large degree, they will no doubt understand how to handle their own allergies too. In that case, ask them if there is anything you can do as a business to make life a little easier and accommodate whatever you can.

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