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ANSI Z308.1-2015 Standard Minimum Requirements  Workplace First Aid Kits and Supplies - Buy new ANSI Kits
ANSI Z308.1-2015 Standard Minimum Requirements Workplace First Aid Kits and Supplies - Buy new ANSI Kits

Chemical Burns & Skin Exposure to Chemical Poisons

Image of hand with chemical burn

How does a Chemical burn differ from a Thermal Burn or Scald? Unlike heat and liquid, chemicals can stay on the body continuing to cause damage.

  • Call 9-1-1 or EMS immediately.
  • Gently brush away any excess powdered chemicals from the skin, being careful not to get the chemical on you or elsewhere on the casualty. Be especially careful of the eye area.
  • Immediately flush the remaining chemicals off the burned area with copiousness amounts of running water for at least 15-20 minutes. Use a shower, hose, or any available water faucet. Continue to flush with water while carefully removing any clothing from the burned area.

Also Read: Tips on Treating Chemical BurnsHow to Treat Thermal Burns, and General Burn First Aid Information

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