Three tips that make a difference
1. Slow down the work pace
The most common cause of work-related burns is stress and too high working pace. Many burns can be avoided by slowing down and being careful, especially in workplaces where there are sources of high heat, for example restaurant kitchens.
2. Immediately start to cool the burn
– for at least 15 minutes
When a burn injury occurs, it is important to start cooling the skin immediately. Cool skin for at least 15 minutes with lukewarm water, compress with cooling gel or a wet towel to stabilize the burn.
3. Only cool the burn injury, not the entire body
Only cool down the damaged area and not the entire body, to avoid cooling the body temperature which can lead to a serious condition. This applies whether you cool with water or cooling compresses. Cooling gel compresses should be available in several sizes to optimally cover burns of different sizes.