Preventing Burn Injuries

According to the American Burn Association, burn injuries result in more than 40,000 hospitalizations per year. Restaurant workers are among those professions particularly at risk.

Common causes of burn injuries include:

  • Electricity
  • Thermal energy (e.g., hot objects or liquids, flames)
  • Chemicals

Here are some tips to help protect you and your employees from burn hazards:

  • Replace faulty or frayed electrical cords.
  • Properly store flammable products.
  • Use personal protective equipment correctly.
  • Use hand protection when touching hot surfaces.
  • Dress appropriately and wear protective, noncanvas shoes to guard your feet from spills.
  • Do not leave hot oil or grease unattended.
  • Avoid leaning over pots of boiling liquid.

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Please be sure to contact your Summit Loss Prevention consultant if you have any questions.

The information presented in this publication is intended to provide guidance and is not intended as a legal interpretation of any federal, state or local laws, rules or regulations applicable to your business. The loss prevention information provided is intended only to assist policyholders of Summit managed insurers in the management of potential loss producing conditions involving their premises and/or operations based on generally accepted safe practices. In providing such information, Summit Consulting LLC does not warrant that all potential hazards or conditions have been evaluated or can be controlled. It is not intended as an offer to write insurance for such conditions or exposures. The liability of Summit Consulting LLC and its managed insurers is limited to the terms, limits and conditions of the insurance policies underwritten by any of them.
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