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Policy on the Use of Scented Products Date: April 16, 2002

Summary: Policy on the Use of Scented Products
Date: April 16, 2002
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Policy Statement
Employees, both faculty and staff, should be aware that many patients and coworkers
suffer when exposed to perfumes, after-shave, strongly scented hand lotions, and air
fresheners. Employees should refrain from wearing strong scents, or from using plug-in
or hanging air fresheners in the office. The burning of candles is prohibited by the Fire
If a patient or fellow worker complains about a scent, a supervisor may ask the employee
wearing the scent or using the air freshener to refrain from using the product in the work
place in the future. The supervisor may refer any on-going problems with an individual's
use of scents to their department chair/center director. If the situation continues, the
department chair should contact the Dean/Vice President of the School of Medicine for
Who Should Know This Policy


Source: Acton, Scott - Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Virginia


Collections: Computer Technologies and Information Sciences