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.