1. 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:
  2. 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...
  3. Seniors and Scalding Burn Injuries
    Categories: Burn First Aid & Safety & Health and First Aid Advice for Seniors

    Seniors and Scalding Burn Injuries

    Aside from perception and mobility hazards, older adults can be at greater risk of scald burn injuries, as poor microcirculation can also cause deeper and more serious burns. For Burn Awareness Week, we would like to share some precautions to take to help reduce burn and scald injuries in Seniors: ~ Older adults may have conditions that make them more...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. Burns? 5 Easy Steps
    Categories: Burn First Aid & Safety

    Burns? 5 Easy Steps

    Nobody is a stranger to burns. Most burns are minor injuries that occur while at work or at home. However, burns can be very serious, permanently damaging (even minor ones when not cared for properly) and even lethal. it is important to know those few basic steps that could help heal the injury effectively. Here is what you should do...
  7. Categories: Burn First Aid & Safety & Disaster & Survival Forum

    Don't Fry the House Down Tomorrow!

    Season’s Gr-Eatings! According to the U.S. Fire Administration, Thanksgiving is the peak day for home fires involving cooking equipment. By making safety part of the Thanksgiving dinner menu, you can avoid preventable cooking fires. Here are some steps to follow when preparing your holiday feast: Test your smoke alarms to make sure they are working; Keep children at least 3...
  8. Categories: Burn First Aid & Safety

    Autumn Burn Safety Update and First Aid Burn Treatment Guide

    Fall means burns.. candles on Halloween, Sparklers (never a good idea,) camping fires, home fires in the hearth, cooking... its a Season fraught with burn peril. OK - enough drama. What should one do to treat a burn? Burn treatment will depend on the severity of the patient’s burn. First degree burns can typically be treated without professional medical attention...
  9. Categories: Burn First Aid & Safety, First Aid Articles & General Safety Topics

    Types of Burns

    There are different systems used to classify different types of burns. Before treating a burn, it is important to first identify the burn degree, cause of the burn, and scope of the tissue damage resulting from the burn. The main system for classifying types of burns is the degree of the burn, which ranges from first to fourth degree. Types...
  10. Categories: First Aid Articles


    A burn is an injury to the skin or other organic tissue primarily caused by heat or due to radiation, radioactivity, electricity, friction or contact with chemicals. Skin injuries due to ultraviolet radiation, radioactivity, electricity or chemicals, as well as respiratory damage resulting from smoke inhalation, are also considered to be burns. Burn First Aid - What to put on...

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