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

Ring of Fire

We spent a lot of time this week discussing scalds from steam and hot liquids for Burn Awareness Week, but remember that there are other kitchen burns that occur very frequently...Hot-Stove-Coil

While Tap water and Steam burn in the kitchen, boiling water on your cooktop often is what created that steam and also splashes to create scald injuries.

Remember, too,  that electric coil cooking rings are deceptive... we know that red means hot, but in the cooling stages, coils may appears to have returned to a cool state color-wise, yet still retain enough heat to cause damage. Worse than that, gas cooking surfaces usually have black grills that do not change color while cooking, and give no indication that they are dangerously hot if touched.

Scalds and burns can scar and disfigure, and can cause permanent nerve and tissue damage. Know How to Treat Thermal Burns, and have a Burn First Aid Kit and/or appropriate burn care first aid supplies in your kitchen.

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