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“FIRST AID”

An accident requires prompt and responsible action to help employees who are injured.

Suppose there is an accident here at the job site and a person is bleeding badly.  THE MOST IMPORTANT THING YOU CAN DO FOR A SERIOUS INJURY IS CALL 911.  A knowledge of simple first aid is also necessary.  It is important to stop the bleeding immediately. Have the victim lie quietly, then apply direct pressure right on top of the wound with a sterile pad or the cleanest piece of cloth you can find.  Minor wounds such as cuts and scratches should always be treated too.

If someone should happen to get concrete in their eyes, it is important to act quickly. The first thing you must do is dilute the concrete by pouring water into the eyes. Have the victim lie with the head to one side, then have someone hold the eyes open while you pour water into them.  You may need medical attention if it is severe.  Remember you only have one pair of eyes.  Take care of them by using proper eye protection.

Do not try to remove a foreign particle embedded in the eye’s surface. Instead, have the victim lie flat, place a sterile pad over the eye, bandage it in place, and get medical help immediately. If the particle is under the eyelid or floating on the surface of the eyeball, you can try removing it with the corner of a clean piece of cloth. Never rub the eye to get it out.

Let us review the more important first aid procedures:

THE MOST IMPORTANT THING YOU CAN DO FOR A SERIOUS INJURY, IS DAIL 911.

Get first aid for all wounds, even minor ones.

Stop severe bleeding with direct pressure on the wound, preferably with a sterile pad or clean cloth.  Use rubber gloves for protection if available.  There should be a pair in the first aid kit.  Inspect it regularly and replace used supplies.

Irrigate eyes that have been splashed with concrete and remove foreign particles with a clean bit of cloth.  If necessary, get proper medical attention.

If you can remember these few rules, you will be able to act in a mature, responsible way during an emergency.

SAFETY REMINDER:  FIRST AID CASES ARE NOT CHARGEABLE TO YOU OR THE CREW.  DO NOT BE AFRAID TO GET PROPER MEDICAL ATTENTION.

 

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