Scents in the Workplace – APS048

Reviewed/Revised: May 7, 2019


The Waterloo Catholic District School Board (WCDSB) has a duty to accommodate under the Human Rights Code employees who may be adversely affected or suffer a severe medical reaction when exposed to a fragrance or scented product. In the interest of promoting a safe working environment for all employees, this procedure establishes some limits on fragrances and scents in the workplace and endeavours to provide awareness on scent allergies and sensitivities and provides an approach to address concerns regarding the use of scented products in the workplace.