Workplace Burn Injuries
Burns are among the worst injuries the human body can suffer. Yet, in many workplaces, employees are exposed to open flame, sparks, electrical currents and a variety of other heat sources, as well as flammable and corrosive chemicals and gases.
The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has specific standards and regulations for fire and burn safety in the workplace and for the use and handling of hazardous chemicals and gases. South Carolina has adopted the federal OSHA standards verbatim, with a few exceptions.