Burns Safety Talk
Construction can be a very rewarding career. However, there are risks involved. Construction work is, by nature, much more dangerous than an office job or a job in retail. That’s why it’s important to take the necessary steps to ensure the safety of yourself and your co-workers. One of the risks posed by construction work is burns. Burns can happen all too often, unfortunately. In fact, there are over 40,000 hospitalizations each year due to burns. A large number of these coming from burns at the workplace.
The Different Types of Burns
To better understand the risk of burns you must first understand burns. It isn’t as simple as touching something that’s hot. That is a way to burn yourself, but there are many others. Some of these can be easily avoidable. Better understanding the three main types of burn injuries can help you avoid them or spot them in case of emergency. Here are the three different types of burns:
How to Avoid these Burns
Now that you are aware of the different types of burns, the next step is learning how to avoid these risks. Like with most other work-related risks, the best way to avoid them is by staying vigilant. Paying attention and being aware of your surroundings greatly lowers the risk of suffering from burn injuries. Here are some burn prevention tips to help keep you and your co-workers safe:
The best way to avoid burns is by keeping the workplace informed. Make sure everyone on site knows the potential risk and is aware of the steps they can take to lower the chances of an accident. By doing this, you can prevent emergencies from happening altogether. By ensuring everyone on site is aware of the risks, you can also ensure they know what to do in case of an emergency.
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