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SFU supports a scent-free environment as scented products can trigger health concerns for some people. Review the information below for guidance on how to address scent concerns on campus.
Scent warning sign
Post this scent warning sign in any area to discourage the use of scented products.
In the work place
Staff & Faculty
- Employees, ifIf the scent is being worn by someone in your area, office or classroom you can approach him/herthe individual(s) directly and ask them to consider switching to unscented products
- If you are a staff member, necessary you can ask your supervisor to relocate you to another area until the scent is gone. If you become ill, follow the normal procedures for reporting illness at work. Should If the problem persists, contact Environmental Health and Research Safety for advice email@example.com for advice
- If an employee in your department suffers from health problems triggered by scents, be proactive. Talk to the employee so they know that you are approachable about the subject
- If an employee reports a problem to you respond quickly and if possible, relocate the employee away from the scent. Approach the individual wearing the scent, make them aware of the problem and direct them to this site for information. Let them know that the University supports a scent-free environment
If you are having reactions to your roommate's/neighbor's scents, you can approach him or herthem directly. Explain the problem and the reaction(s) the fragrance triggers.
- Ask your roommate/neighbor to consider switching to unscented products
- If you direct contact with the scent worsens your reaction or if you don't feel comfortable approaching the person wearing the scent, ask your Community Advisor to talk with him or herthe individual. If this a serious problem that may require alternative arrangements, contact the Residence Life Manager
If you are experiencing're having a reaction to the scented products worn by your classmate(s) you can approach him or herthem directly. Explain the problem and what kind of reactions the fragrance triggers.
- Ask your classmate if he or she would consider switching to unscented products
- If direct contact with the scent worsens your reaction or if you don't feel comfortable approaching the person wearing the scent, talk to your professor or the teaching assistant and ask that they speak to your classmate(s) about the matter