“Reducing Absenteeism: The Role of Indoor Air Quality”

As businesses navigate maintaining a safe and healthy work environment, employee wellness remains a top priority. One critical aspect of occupant safety and health is ensuring good indoor air quality.

Investing in good indoor air quality has a measurable return on investment for businesses. Improved air quality leads to fewer sick days, decreased healthcare costs, and increased employee productivity, all of which can positively impact a company’s bottom line. Studies have shown that clean air quality can increase productivity and reduce the average number of sick days for employees. In fact, a recent report from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health found that employees who work in well-ventilated offices with low levels of indoor pollutants had significantly higher cognitive functioning scores than those who worked in offices with higher levels of indoor pollutants.

One of the most effective ways to maintain good indoor air quality is through regular indoor air and surface disinfection. To accomplish the dual benefit, ByoPlanet’s applicator and chemistry system is one of the best ways to achieve this. As prescribed by GBAC (Global Biorisk Advisory Council) the ByoPlanet system is designed to “scrub” the air, pulling down harmful odors, particles, and disinfecting surfaces.


Investing in good indoor air quality can also help businesses maintain a positive company culture. When employees are confident that their employer is taking their health and well-being seriously, they are more likely to feel valued and appreciated. This can result in increased job satisfaction, higher employee retention rates, and a more positive workplace environment overall.

But why is disinfecting the air and maintaining good indoor air quality so important? The answer lies in the presenteeism impact that poor indoor air quality can have on employees’ health and productivity. Poor air quality can lead to headaches, fatigue, and respiratory issues, which can all result in increased absenteeism. By regularly disinfecting the work environment, businesses can reduce the number of sick days taken by their employees and increase their overall productivity.

What sets ByoPlanet’s advanced technology apart from its competitors is the use of induction charged electrostatic technology in conjunction with a charged cloud expansion. This ensures the uniform dispersion of hypochlorous acid (HOCL) charged particles, resulting in a comprehensive and effective disinfection process for surfaces and air.

Ultimately, ByoPlanet’s cutting-edge technology enables it to envelop all substrates in the area and attach to all individual particles in the air through force of action polarity, making it the most advanced disinfecting and air washing technology available today.

In conclusion, regular disinfection of the work environment is crucial for reducing absenteeism and maintaining good indoor air quality. Businesses that invest in good indoor air quality can expect to see real ROI. When we feel better, we work better.

About the author: Jason Lee is the Vice President of Client Solutions for ByoPlanet. He has been an Indoor Environmental Quality servant to the built community since achieving his LEED Accredited Professional credential in 2008. Throughout his career, he has prescribed disruptive innovations while participating on continuous improvement project teams, consisting of the majority of Fortune 500 companies and largest educational institutions across the nation.