Protecting Ourselves Against Biological Hazards

August 21, 2023

  One of the significant risks in our line of work is exposure to biological hazards. These hazards, which include […]

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One of the significant risks in our line of work is exposure to biological hazards. These hazards, which include bacteria, viruses, insects, plants, birds, animals and humans, can pose serious health threats ranging from allergies and skin irritation to infections and even cancer. FWS recognizes the importance of protecting our workforce from these potential dangers.  


Understanding Biological Hazards 


These hazards can enter the human body through three primary methods: respiratory system, contact with infected body fluids or contact with contaminated objects. As responsible employers, we make it our duty to educate our employees about these hazards and equip them with the necessary knowledge to safeguard themselves and fellow colleagues. 


To ensure the safety of our employees and prevent the spread of biological hazards, we adhere to the following control measures: 


  1. FWS educates workers about the biological hazards they may encounter in the workplace. Understanding the risks associated with different substances and organisms is the first step toward prevention. 
  2. Employees promptly report any biological hazard to their immediate supervisor. It allows the company to take immediate action and implement appropriate control measures. If required, employees seek medical assistance without delay to minimize potential health risks.
  3. When working in environments where contact with blood or body fluids is possible, it is vital to protect oneself. Employees wear gloves, masks, safety glasses and other necessary personal protective equipment to minimize the risk of exposure. 
  4. Cuts and wounds can serve as potential entry points for biological hazards. Employees cover any open wounds with bandages to prevent infections. Proper disposal of used gloves and contaminated clothing is crucial to prevent cross-contamination. 
  5. Regular handwashing with soap and water is a simple yet effective measure to minimize the spread of biological hazards. In situations where water and soap are inaccessible, using alcohol-based hand sanitizers is recommended. 
  6. Regularly cleaning work surfaces with bacteria-killing cleaning products is essential to maintain a hygienic environment. This practice helps eliminate potential sources of contamination and reduces the risk of exposure to biological hazards. 


Our Commitment To Biological Hazard Protection 


Biological hazards can pose serious health risks in the workplace, affecting employee well-being and performance. However, with the implementation of proper hygiene practices and adherence to control measures, these hazards can be effectively prevented. We remain committed to maintaining a safe and healthy work environment where the well-being of our employees is of utmost importance. By fostering awareness, providing necessary training and implementing safety protocols, we ensure that biological hazard protection remains a top priority.  

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