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Preventing burns at work in San Diego

On behalf of Mitchell Law Corporation
June 14, 2018

Accidents in the workplace happen more often than they should. Most of the accidents are easily preventable. When you work in a setting where burn injuries are possible, you need to do everything you can to avoid these injuries. Here are some important tips for preventing burns at work in San Diego, California.

One of the most important things that can help prevent burn injuries on the jobs is proper training. All employees who work in a lab or with chemicals need to be trained properly. This training should include videos, safety policies, documents and more. All employees should be educated on the dangers of getting burned and how to care for burns while seeking medical treatment.

The hazard communication system in place at your job should include signs, posters, labels and color codes. These items can easily warn employees about dangerous chemicals in the area and how hazardous items should be handled. Every employee needs to be taught what the color codes are and how to identify the signs so they know what to avoid.

All employees handling chemicals or other items that are flammable should wear the proper apparel to protect themselves. This includes gloves, goggles, full suits and anything else that help protect the body from burns.

Workers should handle all chemicals and other flammable items with extreme care. There’s no need to move quickly when handling these items. Take all the time in the world so that there are no spills that could lead to burns.

Avoiding burn injuries in the workplace is very important. Burns can be catastrophic if you don’t care for them immediately or if the chemicals or flames cause enough damage to your body. If you or a loved one was burned at work, workers’ compensation can help with medical expenses, lost wages and more.

Source: USFOSHA, “Preventing Workplace Burns,” accessed June 15, 2018

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