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Why are burns, especially those to the face, so dangerous?

Burns are dangerous. First-degree burns are the least severe. Third-degree burns are the most serious. If left untreated, a burn can cause you to become dehydrated and develop an infection. Sepsis is one of the more serious types of infections that you can contract. Individuals with sepsis often die.

Common causes of workplace burn injuries

Hundreds of thousands of people receive treatment every year across the country for burn injuries. These injuries range from minor to deadly. Victims can suffer burn injuries by being exposed to flames, chemicals, radiation, heat and other sources. Today, we will explore the common causes of workplace burn injuries so that you know what to avoid on the job.

An employer's duty to prevent burn injuries on the job

Employers have a duty to prevent burn injuries on the job, just like they have a duty to protect their workers from suffering any other type of injury. When an employee suffers a burn injury, he or she might miss extended time at work and might not be able to return to work because of the severity of the injuries. Let's examine what employers must do for employees to prevent burn injuries.

How to prevent your child from suffering burn injuries

Having children is one of life's greatest blessings. It also increases your stress levels, causes you to worry a lot and even brings sadness. Children are curious and love to explore. Because of their curiosity, they will want to explore areas of your home and other places that they should not explore. Here are some tips for preventing your child from suffering burn injuries.

Georgia burn drive draws attention to the dangers of heat injury

Although many of the occurrences are not serious, burns make up a significant number of injuries in Georgia. The damage from excessive heat can range from lightly irritated skin to deep wounds that may cause permanent nerve damage, blood loss or even death.

Burn injuries can be more serious than they appear

Burns are serious injuries that can be deceptively shallow. The damage and pain that extreme heat can cause may not be perceived right away because of dead or stunned nerves. The sealing effect of heat may not generate the obvious blood loss and sore appearance that many other injuries cause.

The risk of burns is particularly high in your Augusta workplace

Data previously published by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) showed that at least 5,000 individuals suffer burn injuries on the job each year. This accounts for at least 45 percent of all individuals who suffer a burn injury each year in the United States.

Smoke inhalation isn't the only type of burn injury that kills

When many people hear the terminology "burn injuries," they seldom think about smoke inhalation. They should, though. According to the Burn Institute, at least 50 percent of those who die from fire-related injuries are killed by smoke inhalation.

Children are particularly vulnerable to dying from burn injuries

A report recently published by the United States Fire Administration in collaboration with the National Safe Kids Campaign shows that residential fires can be particularly deadly for children. An analysis of that same data also shows that hot liquid burns claim an alarming number of kids' lives each year. By knowing when and where these incidents occur, it may help others from suffering the same fate.

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