How To Avoid A Contact Burn
This week is National Burn Awareness Week and SERVPRO of Southern Lorain County wants to make sure you and your family are safe when it comes to hot surfaces and objects. Follow the tips below!
DID YOU KNOW?
- According to the National Electronic Injury Surveillance System, in 2018 roughly 70,000 people went to the hospital emergency department because of contact burns.
- About one-third of the patients were children under the age of five
- Supervise children around hot objects at all times.
- Stand at least 3 feet away from hot outdoor objects. Keep area clear of trip hazards. Limit alcohol consumption.
- Protect your feet from hot objects by wearing shoes when walking on hot pavement or sand. Keep pets off hot pavement too.
- Turn heating pads and blankets off before sleep.
- Have hot pads available whenever cooking. Long oven mitts are best when needing to reach in or over hot surfaces, such in an oven or over a grill. Assume all pots and pans are hot.
- Remember to treat items coming from the microwave as you would items from the oven. Limit microwave use by children.
- Unplug tools such as these when not in use, and always treat as if they are still hot. Keep out of reach of children.