burn safety

  1. Categories: Burn First Aid & Safety

    Chemical Burns

    Chemical burns are still a type of burn that requires Burn First Aid, but these have certain special nuances to consider: CHEMICAL BURNS What to do: CHECK the scene to make certain it is safe for you to enter as a rescuer and then check the person for any other more immediate life-threatening issues. Send someone to CALL 9-1-1 or the local...
  2. Protecting Children From Scalds
    Categories: Burn First Aid & Safety & Child Safety

    Protecting Children From Scalds

    Just because Burn Week is over, doesn't mean awareness of scald dangers, and burn safety should end. Remember that 10,000 Children are Hospitalized with Burns and you should Prevent Scald Burns to Keep Your Family Safe. It may help you protect your children from scald injury if you think about it in three time frames: You can make some changes in your kitchen...
  3. How Hot is Hot?
    Categories: Burn First Aid & Safety

    How Hot is Hot?

    After spending the first week of the month discussing topics related to burns and scalds for Burn Week, we receive many questions about how hot various heat sources are. We dug in and found this in our OSHA 10 Hour Safety Training materials we created back in 2001... Here's a table of the common temperatures of work-related heat sources:
  4. Winter Fires and Burns
    Categories: Burn First Aid & Safety

    Winter Fires and Burns

    While Burn Awareness Week may have ended, Winter Fires and Burns should still be high on your list of safety concerns. Freezing Out Winter Fires As outside temperatures drop, houses heat up and burn injuries increase. Death by fire is torturous, scary, and often preventable. One American dies every 2 hours and 42 minutes from a fire injury, with almost...
  5. Categories: Burn First Aid & Safety

    Burn Care

    Here we are at the end of Burn Awareness Week. We've discuss the importance of  Keeping Your Family Safe and provided a Checklist To Prevent Scald Burns and other burn avoidance tips, we explained how seniors and children are at the highest risk of scalds injuries, and even looked at Cooking Safety tips to avoid these injuries in the kitchen. Now what do you do if you...
  6. Cooking Safety for Older Adults
    Categories: Burn First Aid & Safety & Health and First Aid Advice for Seniors

    Cooking Safety for Older Adults

    After Children, Seniors are the group that suffer the most scald injuries and Emergency Room visits resultant thereof. For Burn Awareness Week, we'd like to share some Kitchen Tips for avoiding these painful and dangerous burns: DO: Use oven mitts, not towels, to handle hot pots and pans Use caution when cooking with grease – keep burner on a low...
  7. More scald and burn avoidance tips...
    Categories: Burn First Aid & Safety

    More scald and burn avoidance tips...

    As we near the end of Burn Awareness Week, we want to cover a few more general Burn Safety Tips - we have covered scalds, and specifics issues for children and older adults... here are some good general tips: Every year in the US 450,000 people receive medical treatment for burn injuries. Did you know? Tap water scalds are often...
  8. 10,000 Children Hospitalized with Burns
    Categories: Burn First Aid & Safety & Child Safety

    10,000 Children Hospitalized with Burns

    About 10,000 children are hospitalized annually with burn injuries... remember that burns don't only come from fire. During Burn Awareness Week this year, we want you to become more aware of scald hazards - from cooking, hot foods and liquids, steam and other risks like bathing. Every minute, someone in the United States suffers a burn injury serious enough to...
  9. A Checklist To Prevent Scald Burns - Keep Your Family Safe
    Categories: Burn First Aid & Safety & Child Safety

    A Checklist To Prevent Scald Burns - Keep Your Family Safe

    Set your water heater at 120 degrees F/48 degrees C, or just below the medium setting. Use a thermometer to test the water coming out of your bath water tap. Run your hand through bath water to test for hot spots. Use back burners and turn pot handles toward the back of the stove so children cannot pull them down. Use...
  10. Burn Week
    Categories: Burn First Aid & Safety

    Burn Week

    Burn Awareness Week, begins tomorrow - this year the focus will be on scalds, which are a common 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...

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