How to Safely Treat Cuts, Blisters and Burns

This 2 minute safety training video covers: How to properly treat a cut, how to safely treat a cut that is particularly long or deep, how to safely treat a cut by a rusty object, how to safely treat blisters, how to safely handle chemical burns, how to safely apply water to a burn and safe procedures to follow when chemicals get into your eyes. This clip was taken from a full-length training video. Click here to watch the 16 minute full length version.

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When an employee is injured or becomes ill, their coworkers will usually be the first ones "on the scene" and have the opportunity to provide some initial treatment. In these situations, they need to be able to recognize common injuries and illnesses and understand how to treat them.

Atlantic's training program on "First Aid" discuss what employees should do and not do when someone is sick or injured, and how to determine when they should call for emergency assistance.

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Video Transcript

Cool the burn under the flowing water for at least 5 minutes or until the pains subsides, for more serious cases cool the burn for as much as 30 minutes. Cover the burn with sterile gauze bandage. wrap the gauze loosely and do not put direct pressure on the burn. Do not use fluffy cotton which may stick to the burn.Give the victim an over the counter pain killer. Never put ice on a burn. Never rub margarine, butter, or lard on a burn. Never break blisters caused by a burn. The victim of 2nd degree burn should see a doctor if the burn is greater than 2 or 3" in diameter or if the burn is on the hands, feet, face, groin, buttocks, or any major joint.