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Safety Topic of the Month - Hazard Recognition

    A safety hazard is something that has the potential to cause an injury.  It can range in severity from a minor scratch or bruise to broken bones, internal injuries or even death.  Injuries are usually the result of accidents.  A prime example would be a fall due to a wet floor.

    A health hazard is something that has the potential to cause a negative health effect where the health of the worker is impaired.  An adverse health effect might be a minor skin rash, or it might be a life-threatening disease like lung cancer.  That’s why you’ll never see a skull and crossbones on any chemicals at DOW Building Services.          

    Janitors can come in contact with all kinds of hazardous situations every day.  What’s important is that you keep yourself safe and all the people you come in contact with safe and accident free too.  Please do your part this month to promote a healthy and safe workplace at DOW.

September's Employee of the Month goes to Barbara Yakish

    Congratulations to Septembers Employee of the Month, Barbara Yakish. Barbara has worked for DOW as a floater out of the Hot Springs office since February, 2019.

    Andrew Klich, the Hot Springs Area Manager, says this about Barbara, “I would personally like to thank Barbara for the help she provided to me in Hot Springs while everyone else was down in Malvern at the Malvern School District summer clean. Barbara was instrumental in helping train new hires and assisted watching some critical accounts for me. Her help was vastly appreciated.”

    Thank you, Barbara, for all of your hard work, and congratulations on winning this award. It is very well deserved!

3rd Qtr. Janus Award Winner

    Congratulations to Sharon McCoy, who is our 3rd quarter Janus Award Winner!  Sharon works as our full-time Day Porter at Maverick’s Sleeper Unit, and she's been with DOW for over 15 years.  

    Craig Scott, North Area Manager, has this to say about Sharon. “She is not just a good employee, but a hard worker.” He goes on to say, “she continues to go above and beyond the call of duty.  Besides being reliable, and consistent at her job, she always has a smile for you.  I’m proud to know her and have her working for us at Maverick.”

   Congratulations, Sharon, from all of us for this well deserved recognition.  We are so glad you are part of our Team!

Safety Topic of the Month - MRSA & Staph Infection

This is one important safety topic for all of us at DOW, especially because we are a Janitorial 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 cleaning 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.   Prevention—Practice good hygiene, here are a few examples:

· Wash your hands frequently.

· Use alcohol-based hand sanitizer when washing is not possible.

            · Keep cuts and scrapes clean and covered to avoid contact with bacteria.

Protect yourself, it’s for your Safety!

Dog Days of Summer

We often hear about the “dog days” of summer but few know what the expression means. Some say that it signifies hot sultry days “not fit for a dog,” others suggest it’s the weather in which dogs go mad. The Dog Days of Summer describes the most oppressive period of summer, between July 3rd and August 11th each year, and guess what, we're in it!  Fall will be her soon.............


 

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