First aid

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Treating chemical burns

Are chemicals used in your workplace? Mayo Clinic notes that chemical burns can be caused by a variety of substances, including strong acids, drain cleaners, paint thinners and gasoline.
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Be ready to respond

National Safety Month Tip: Week 1

An injury or emergency situation can happen anywhere at any time. Your son might sprain his ankle at soccer practice. Your neighbor may suffer a heart attack 
while washing his car. You might be involved in a motor vehicle incident on the way to work. Do you know how to react?


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Common items for first aid kits

According to OSHA, a first aid program should be reviewed periodically. Training supplies, equipment and policies should all be modified as necessary to ensure safety and health is maintained on the job, despite any changes in safety hazards, worker schedules or worksite locations.
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First aid for seizures

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1 out of 10 people will experience a seizure in their lifetime.
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How to treat electrical burns

In 2012, exposure to electricity resulted in 156 work-related deaths and 1,730 cases with days away from work, according to the 2015 edition of the National Safety Council’s “Injury Facts.”
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Watch for – and know how to treat – shock

Shock is a medical emergency that “may result from trauma, heatstroke, blood loss, an allergic reaction, severe infection, poisoning, severe burns or other causes,” according to Rochester, MN-based Mayo Clinic.
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