What To Do About Burn Injuries at Workplace
Burns are common workplace hazards. Burn injury victims can be left with physical and emotional scars that may never heal. A worker who suffers a burn injury requires immediate first aid and/or emergency medical assistance.
There are distinct types of workplace burn injuries:
- Thermal burns, from open flame or another direct heat source, such as a stove, industrial machinery, hot liquids, steam, etc.
- Electrical burns, from electric currents, sparks or arcs
- Chemical burns, from corrosive or caustic materials, including cleansers and other solvents.
If a co-worker suffers a burn of any kind in the workplace, you should summon help immediately. You can also render assistance until help arrives, depending upon the type of burn incident.