Sick Building Syndrome (SBS)
Definition - What does Sick Building Syndrome (SBS) mean?
Safeopedia explains Sick Building Syndrome (SBS)
The cause of SBS is often pinpointed to faults in the heating, air conditioning and/or ventilation units. Symptoms vary from migraines and fatigue to chest pain and trouble breathing. If you believe that you may be suffering from SBS, it is advised that you let your employer’s health and safety manager know. If there are several people throughout the building who are experiencing similar symptoms, it is the employer’s responsibility to investigate possible causes, such as dirty vents, and try their utmost to rectify the cause.