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3 Procedures for Treating Employee Burns at Your Business

5/2/2022 (Permalink)

Injuries that may occur while you and a safety officer or team are dealing with the aftermath of fire damage are part of protecting employees at work.

3 Workplace Procedures For Treating Employee Burns

Protecting employees at your Issaquah, WA, workplace includes injuries that might occur while you and a safety officer or team are handling the aftermath of fire damage. Some areas or items may still retain heat and result in a burn if an employee tries to move or touch it. However, keeping a first aid kit with burn response equipment can help heal or treat a burn until an injured employee can seek professional medical help.

1. Examine the Seriousness of the Burn

Burns occur in degrees that vary from a first-degree burn, which is the least serious, to a third-degree burn, which is the most serious and usually requires immediate medical attention. You can treat most first-degree burns on your own with a medical kit. First, run the burned area of skin under cold water or apply ice. Avoid breaking any blisters that occur with the burn and keep the employee calm as possible during treatment.

2. Apply Bandages

If the burn is obvious or includes blisters, you can administer burn first aid by bandaging the area. Use a thin gauze and take care not to wrap the area loosely to prevent the gauze from sticking to the wound. Have the employee sit down and watch for signs of shock, such as paleness and a change in breathing.

3. Remove the Victim From Fire Damage

Removing the employee from the area where the burn took place can keep him or her calm and give you a better opportunity to examine the burn and treat it. You may want to call in fire restoration and mitigation service to complete the cleanup process, especially if you discover other areas that may pose a burn threat to your other employees.

When your Issaquah, WA, employees suffer burns at work while trying to handle a fire or its aftermath, knowing how to treat that burn and what he or she may need in the way of professional medical care can help you to better handle the situation.

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