This is one important safety topic for all of us at DOW, especially because we are a company full of employees who clean up after other people. MRSA is an acronym for a long, fancy name of a very serious infection that is resistant to traditional antibiotics. Most of us are more familiar with “stapf” bacteria that we unknowingly carry in us everyday. MRSA on the other hand, is far more serious and definitely needs our attention, especially in the janitorial business we’re in.
It’s common for infected people to come to work whether they know they are infected or not. That’s why daily professional cleaning of the workplace is very important. Please, when you’re on the job, always cover cuts and scrapes with bandages to avoid contact with bacteria, and always thoroughly wash your hands and use hand sanitizer when your shift is over.
In our business MRSA is serious business, but very preventable if you use the proper hygiene to protect yourself. Remember, it’s for your safety, so please make it a priority for you!