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Arc Flash Injuries

Arc Flash Injuries

Arc flash is an important safety topic because many workers are injured or killed each year while working on energized equipment. Many of the electrical injuries that result in death are the result of exposure to an arc flash. The injuries that can result from an arc...
Basic First Aid: Caring for an Open Wound

Basic First Aid: Caring for an Open Wound

To begin this section, we cover soft tissue injuries, which fall under two categories—minor and major. Minor soft tissue injuries include abrasions, such as wounds, small cuts, or scrapes. Major injuries are a large cut, or a laceration, that requires stitches and ...
Basic First Aid: Injury Assessment

Basic First Aid: Injury Assessment

Perform a visual head to toe assessment of the injured person. If the person is conscious, give them your name and let them know you are there to assist until emergency responders arrive. Ask them what is hurting and what happened. If you are not alone, ask another...
Heat Related Illness: Heat-Related Illnesses

Heat Related Illness: Heat-Related Illnesses

Let’s take a look at how heat can impact your body. When working in hot conditions, your body will attempt to prevent overheating by changing your blood flow and through the physiological processes of sweating and breathing. Its initial reaction will be to circulate...