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Preventing Burns

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Throughout the day, there are several times where many of us are susceptible to burns. Simple activities like relaxing on the patio or cooking at home, pose risk for burns. Know the ways to keep your home and family safe to prevent thermal burns. Helpful tips to avoid burns at home are:

  • Use oven mitts and be careful when handling hot food and beverages.
  • Never leave a child alone in the kitchen or bathroom.
  • Use caution when using an outdoor grille.
  • Install working smoke detectors.
  • Use spill resistant mugs for hot beverages.
  • Never turn a hot water heater above 120 degrees.
  • Use caution when using curling irons or flat irons on hair.
  • Never leave an open flamed candle unattended.
  • Do not overload electrical outlets.
  • Make and practice a fire escape plan.

Workers may be exposed to potential burn risk at their job. It is important that proper precautions are followed. Protective suits, eyewear, and gloves should be worn while working with hazardous chemicals. Tailor this advice when using chemicals or cleaning at home; wear gloves and avoid inhaling chemicals.

Sunscreen should be used daily to prevent sunburn. Reapply when spending extended time outdoors. Avoid using tanning beds repeatedly and for long periods of time.

If you are undergoing radiation therapy for cancer treatment, speak to you doctor about your risk for burn and ways it may be prevented.

Friction burns are a common burn for athletes or people who participate in extreme sports. Wearing protective clothing will help prevent these burns.

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