Scented products contain natural and artificial components which can cause serious health problems for:
People who suffer from asthma, allergies, migraines, environmental illness, and other sensitivities, and
Patients undergoing medical/surgical treatment, taking medication or those who have weakened immune systems.
The Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre endeavours to create and maintain a healthy and safe environment for everyone who enters.
Employees, physicians, volunteers, and students should avoid the use of perfumes, colognes, and all other scented personal products (e.g., scented after-shave products, scented hair products, scented skin and body lotions, etc.) while at work.
Potpourri, air fresheners, candles, diffusers, and other scented room products should not be used at the Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre.
Everyone should use products that are scent- and fragrance-free, where
Everyone at the Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre is asked to support this
Concerns regarding these guidelines and/or scents and fragrances in the workplace are to be directed to your immediate supervisor or to Occupational Health and Safety (room 1136, extension 42350).