Passing the Smell Test

 Keenan Blog

Passing the Smell Test

August 16, 2019

More schools, public buildings and health care facilities have been recognizing that some people are sensitive to chemical odors and fragrances. Allergies, asthma and other respiratory conditions can be aggravated by strong smells. Because of these sensitivities, many organizations have implemented fragrance-free policies.

Keenan’s latest Safety Shorts video addresses this environmental concern. While this humorous animated story takes place in a school, it describes a situation that might happen in any workplace.


It’s important to be aware of the fragrances used for personal hygiene, colognes and perfumes, and odors from cleaning products. Along with “air fresheners”, these substances often contribute to poor indoor air quality.

You can view the entire series of Safety Shorts videos here.

About Eric Preston
Eric Preston is Vice President, Loss Control Services at Keenan. He leads a statewide team of specialists assisting clients with services to reduce hazards, and improve property & casualty loss experience.