How to Safely Treat Eye Injury

This 1 minute safety training video covers: What to do when something gets in your eyes, how to safely protect your eyes, safe procedure to follow when something gets in your eyes, how to safely treat an object that has embedded itself within the eye and importance of first aid kits. This clip was taken from a full-length training video. Click here to watch the 16 minute full length version.

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Atlantic Training's "First Aid" DVD Program shows employees that knowing basic first aid can often limit the severity of any type of injury, or even prevent a death. In most facilities, not a day goes by without some type of injury occurring. It can be as serious as a chemical burn, or as minor as a small cut. But any injury can be painful and affect an employee's work performance... as well as their life off the job.

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Video Transcript

In any work environment, there are hazard that needs to be watch out for. For example, say something gets in your eyes, you should try pulling the upper eyelid from the eyeball, this should cause the particle to drift down to the lower lid and simply remove the particle with sterile gauge or clean handkerchief. An object that has embedded itself within the eye needs to be treated differently, just touching it could dig it in deeper, instead calm the victim and gently place a paper cup over the injured eye. Wrap a bandage over both eyes, this will increase the likelihood of keeping the injured eyes still, remember both eyes works as a team whenever you look at something.