Fragrance and Odor sensitivity issues are a more commonly discussed topic within our workplaces. Employees who have allergies, asthma or other respiratory disorders often struggle with this issue, since it can impact an employee’s health.
Workplace air quality is a concern for many employers. Employees can experience wheezing, chest tightening, asthma-like symptoms, hives, sneezing, coughing, watery eyes, headaches and nausea.
It is difficult for an employee to ask another coworker to change their habits, like their use of cologne, perfume or body lotion. However, if they understand how the use of these fragrances impact others, this may help them appreciate your concerns.
Most HR departments, Managers and Supervisors are unprepared for how to best manage these discussions. More concerning, however, is that they are unsure of their obligations on what to do in the short- and long-term. In some cases, the employee’s fragrance sensitivity can be a qualifying condition, but one that is extremely tricky to accommodate in a standard workplace setting filled with other employees and scents of all kinds.
It doesn’t need to be mysterious nor complicated for you to understand your requirements and to translate this knowledge into a practical approach for working through and accommodating your fragrance-sensitive employees.
By attending this training program, you’ll learn about the fragrance sensitivity and allergies as a possible job-hindering condition. More importantly, you’ll be better equipped to handle questions and concerns around this topic.
This one-hour online training will provide you with the information you need to understand and act with diligence, clarity, and compassion regarding your responsibilities to accommodate employees with odor, fragrance, and allergy sensitivities.
- Discuss common job-related issues for employees with allergies and fragrance sensitivities
- Review ADA and EEOC positions on accommodation of odor/fragrance sensitivity and allergies in the workplace
- Enumerate ideas to consider for your odor-sensitive employee
- Present sample questions to help you understand your specific employee’s situation and identify the best course of action
- Walkthrough sample language for a company odor and fragrance policy
- Walkthrough scenarios to demonstrate practical approaches for managing odor-sensitivity issues
Why Should Attend
Our expert speaker Melveen Stevenson will provide you with best practices and examples to bring the information to life so that you can adapt and apply the information to your own specific workplace issues.
And to help you with your overall company culture, you will also receive sample policy language that you can use alongside other workplace policies in your organization.
Register now for this training to ensure that you’ll learn and be able to deploy strategies for handling this ever-more-common workplace health issue.
Who Should Attend
- Human resources professionals and consultants
- Employee relations professionals
- Employee benefits professionals
- Office managers
- Managers and supervisor
- Business owners