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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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

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.