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Protecting Against Burns

Updated: Dec 20, 2021

Protecting Against Burns
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Workers who are constantly exposed to heat, either from flames, steam, or hot

materials / equipment are at risk from burns. Burns can be serious and even life-threatening.

Ensure workers have the correct controls in place, are wearing the

correct personal protective equipment when working with heat, and know best

treatment options if they do receive burns.

Burns can be caused in a number of ways and in a number of different industries.

Some industries and areas of exposure may include:

Kitchen Staff

  • Hot liquids, pots, pans, oils and fats

  • Hot stoves and ovens, deep fryers,

  • Steam from items cooking and coffee machines

  • Exposure to flames

  • Carry hot objects, food or liquids in restricted and busy spaces

  • Using hot water

Welding, Soldering, Angle Grinding and other Hot Works

  • Hot materials

  • Heated tools and machinery

  • Molten metals

  • Fire and sparks

  • Furnaces

  • Caustic Chemicals

  • Falling onto hot items

What You Can Do

It is best practice to always eliminate the risk where you are reasonably able to.

Where you