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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...
Symptoms of Heat Exhaustion and Heat Stroke

Symptoms of Heat Exhaustion and Heat Stroke

eSafety’s Heat-Related Illness series was developed to create a better understanding of the different types of heat-related illnesses. These illnesses are prevalent in the workplace year-round, and can affect anyone working both indoors and outdoors where there...
6 Types of Heat-Related Illnesses

6 Types of Heat-Related Illnesses

eSafety’s Heat-Related Illness series was developed to create a better understanding of the different types of heat-related illnesses. These illnesses are prevalent in the workplace year-round, and can affect anyone working in a warm, humid environment both...