PREVENTION


SAFE KITCHEN:

About 3/4th of Burn related incidents reported at home, occur in the kitchen.

  • Use Gas Stoves with a standard connecting pipe and authentic standardizations.
  • LPG Cylinder should be kept in the open.
  • Always beware of a leaking cylinder.
  • Immediately replace cracked or damaged pipe and do not use PVC pipes.
  • Regularly check the connection and Switch off regulator when not in use.
  • Keep the gas stove on a platform, strictly avoid cooking on the floor.
  • Wear an Apron or Tie up a loose ‘saree end (palla)’ or ‘stole (chunni)’ properly.

SAFE HOUSE:

  • Avoid using Diyas, Bidris & Chimnis, Use safe lamps instead.
  • Keep the lamps, lanterns and matches at a safe distance and out of reach of children.
  • Keep cleaning chemical agents & acid bottles safely.
  • Switch off and unplug all electrical gadgets when not in use.
  • Always check the temperature of water before bath.
  • Beware of High Tension Electricity Cables passing over your terrace or balconies.

SAFE CHILDREN:

  • Keep children away from kitchen.
  • Check the temperature of water before bathing your child.
  • Supervise the activities of children around Hot and Inflammable objects.
  • Use Child Safe Electrical Sockets or keep them Capped.

SAFE DIWALI:

  • Do not hold the cracker while bursting.
  • Do not point the burning fireworks towards others.
  • Do not fiddle with un-burst crackers.
  • Always light or burst Fire Crackers in an open area / ground.

SAFETY at WORK or OUTDOORS:

  • Be careful with high tension wires.
  • Use gloves, aprons, boots and goggles while working in chemical industry
    or with electrical wires and circuits.
  • Work safely with chemicals.
  • Store harmful chemicals and acid bottles safely with Legible Labels.
  • Follow all safety procedures, precautions and drills, religiously.

FIRST AID

  • Pour Ordinary Tap Water for 10-15 minutes on the affected area or till burning pain subsides (NO ICE OR ICE COLD WATER).
  • Cover with clean cloth.
  • Report to doctor.
  • Do not apply Toothpaste, honey, ink, turmeric, cow dung, ghee, ratanjot, etc.

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