First aid

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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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Act fast after a cut

Approximately 70,250 cut or laceration cases involving days away from work occurred in the private sector in 2011, according to the 2014 edition of the National Safety Council’s “Injury Facts.”
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First aid in marine cargo handling

Workers involved in marine cargo handling are exposed to many hazards throughout the course of standard operations, according to OSHA. To protect these workers, the agency suggests proper adherence to first aid procedures.
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