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Chicago Businesses Turn to EC2 for Solutions to Worker Complaints


EC2 helps companies find solutions to common, and not so common, sources of poor indoor environmental quality (IEQ).

The National Safety Council (NSC) has designated June as National Safety Month. Keeping employees safe and productive is the cornerstone to any successful business and correctly responding to employee complaints about indoor air quality (IAQ) and IEQ is essential. These types of complaints can be caused by a host of conditions, but one common thread appears in many cases.

A lack of proper maintenance, or a recent reduction in maintenance activities in a facility, can often trigger indoor environmental problems. Even when true problems may not exist, there can be a worker perception of a problem. Perception of a problem is often just as problematic as an actual IAQ or IEQ issue.

When maintenance budgets for a facility are reduced, or a new property management company looks for ways to cut costs, it generally doesn’t take long before employees begin to see a reduction in maintenance and housekeeping. This may translate into a lack of dusting near work areas or a decrease in carpet cleaning for example. Any of these scenarios may cause worker perceptions of indoor environmental issues.

Many employees today understand that exposure to airborne contaminants such as mold and dust can lead to illness or allergic and asthmatic reactions. Poor IAQ and IEQ, or the perception of an issue, can lead to decreased productivity, health issues and potential liability for employers.

When companies in Illinois are faced with these types of problems there is one environmental consulting and building inspection service provider with solutions, EC2, Inc. (ec2). Ed Chambers, the President of ec2 has long been leading the way in the greater Chicago area and has worked to successfully resolve over 4,000 IAQ problems. “Proper maintenance is crucial to prevent these types of problems,” reported Mr. Chambers. “Keeping work areas clean can mean all the difference in the world.”

To learn more about how ec2 can help with IEQ and IAQ problems please visit, email or call (815) 703-9000. Follow ec2 on Twitter at

About EC2, Inc.
EC2 is a leading provider of environmental consulting and inspection services for clients across the United States. Based in the Chicago area, the company provides their services to clients ranging from local companies and institutions to international Fortune 500 corporations.


 Worker Complaints
 Indoor Air Quality
 Chicago Business

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