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!