A Scent Free Reminder for Fall Semester

Please Be Mindful of Policy to Make Life Comfortable for All


The HR Director, Safety Department and the Joint Health and Safety Committees would like to remind all employees of our Selkirk College Scent Policy. This policy applies to all employees, students and visitors of Selkirk College campuses and centres.

Scented products include perfume, colognes, aftershave, body sprays, lotions/creams, aroma therapy products, scented candles and incense.

Scent Free Reminder

Exposure to scented products can adversely affect a person's health, in sufficient concentrations scented products may trigger responses to those with allergies or chemical sensitivities. Allergic and asthmatic persons report symptoms ranging from headaches, migraines, confusion to anxiety, upper respiratory issues and skin irritation.

As employees, it is our duty to not wear scented products to work, inform students and guest speakers of the policy, and to report unsafe conditions to manager/chairs or the Safety Coordinator. Due to the potential dramatic health and safety impacts, non-compliance by employees may result in verbal or written warnings.

Thank you for your cooperation and assistance in making Selkirk College a healthy and safe place to work.

You can find out more about the Selkirk College Scent Free Policy here.


If you have any questions please contact Selkirk College Health & Safety Coordinator Ruby Chambers via email or at ext: 21217.