According to the National Safety Council’s “Injury Facts”, the exposure to electricity resulted in 1,730 cases with days away from work!
If you or another staff member experiences an electrical burn, would you know what to do? If you said no, we are here to help!
Here are some tips on what to do if you come in contact with someone that is suffering from an electrical burn:
- Call 911 first!
- Shut off the source of electricity when it is safe to do so. If it is not safe yet, make sure to use a dry, non-conductive object. An example of this would be a piece of plastic or wood. Then move the electrical source away from you and the person that was burned.
- If the person becomes unresponsive, begin performing CPR.
- Do not let the person become chilled!
- Cover burns with a sterile bandage or clean cloth. Refrain from applying a blanket or towel, as loose fibers can become stuck to burned skin and will cause additional pain.
Always remember, we are HERE TO HELP 24 HOURS 7 DAYS A WEEK.
Have a wonderful day, stay healthy and SAFE.