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Safety Topic: Protect Yourself from Burns

All workplaces have safeguards in place to help protect you from burns.  Best Bet? Use them every time you’re in danger of getting burned.  Here are a few examples:

Smoke Detectors -  Designed to alert you and your co-workers about fires; pay attention to smoke detectors when they go off.

Lockout/Tagout -  Follow these procedures to de-energize equipment and tools before repairing them. This will reduce the chance you could suffer from an electrical shock or burn.

SDS – Read the Safety Data Sheets (SDS) for chemicals before you use them, and know where they are stored in case someone suffers a burn.

PPE – Personal Protective Equipment is probably the best way to make sure you don’t get burned.  Safety goggles, hard hats, gloves, and flame-resistant clothing can all reduce the chances of potential burns.  Make sure your PPE fits properly, and wear it during every shift.

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Posted September 18, 2017

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