Symptoms of Workplace Burn Injuries
Workplace burn injuries range from minor medical problems to life-threatening injuries. Whether a workplace burn injury is from a thermal burn (direct contact with a heat source), electrical burn or chemical burn, the burn victim will need immediate first aid and/or emergency medical care.
The injury from a burn is tissue damage. The severity of the injury depends upon how deeply or widespread tissue is damaged.
Of about 450,000 burn injuries each year, a majority (69 percent) occur in the home, but the next most frequently occurring (9 percent, or 40,500) are workplace burn injuries, according to the American Burn Association.