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Types of Fire injuries and how you can avoid them at workplace

by Vivaan Singh Professional Writer
Explosions and blasts can cause high risk injuries in the workplace. They could be caused due to poor and faulty gas lines, chemical reactions and spillage, open flames etc. Explosion affects mostly the respiratory system, skin and can cause disfigurement of products as well as workers. Few steps towards safety like wearing protective gear, for example, safety shoes, safety training etc. can prevent such injuries.

Types of injuries:

Primary blast injuries – caused due to pressure on body tissues, affecting lungs, GI tracts and ears

Secondary blast injuries – caused when any flying object hits the worker

 Tertiary blast injuries –caused when high energy explosions lifts a person off the ground

1.    Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Before taking any step, your first step should be to provide your workers with protective gear like safety shoes, industrial glasses, gloves, bodysuits etc. For your particular requirements choose a good safety shoes manufacturers.

2.    Accessibility

Power panels should be easily accessible to turn off the power when required in emergency. Another thing to be kept in mind isnever block firefighting equipment like sprinklers, cylinders, emergency exit and make sure to check clearances while stacking materials.

3.    Good Housekeeping

There are so many things at the workplace that act as fuel for fire; additionally, they act as an obstacle as well to reach emergency exits, firefighting equipment etc. Good housekeeping will ensure that things are on their places and materials are stored properly to avoid clutter.

4.    Well Maintained Fire Extinguishers

Usually, once the fire extinguishers are installed, they are rarely checked for their working condition. Make sure that there is a regular check of fire extinguisher because if they're not fully charged they will be of no use at the time of emergency.

5.    Fire Drills and Evacuation Plan

Fire drills should be incorporated in the work plan necessarily. Fire drills will help your workers to react better in emergencies. You can consult any agency which conducts fire drills at work places and can help design a fire exit plan for your workplace. In addition to fire drills, make sure to post your emergency phone numbers, as well as your company address, next to the phone area for easy access.

These easy steps can help prevent fire injuries at your workplace.

Author bio-

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