Burn Week

Burn Awareness Week, begins tomorrow - this year the focus will be on scalds, which are a hot-coffeecommon burn type in business as well as in the home. Scalds are easily preventable, and also easily overlooked as the risk of serious injury is apparently low, when in reality a water scald of just 2 seconds at 148°F (64°C) can create enough damage to require surgery,

How would you get a scald at the high temperature? It's not really that high. The medium setting on your water heater is already over 120°F (48°C) and boiling water (fixing pasta?) is 212°F (100°C.)

Be scald aware... set your water heater just below medium, keep pot handles turned in when cooking, and thing about heat and the danger it represents.

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