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Avoiding Concrete Burns

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure when it comes to avoiding chemical/concrete burns.  The problem is being aware that this can be a problem, especially when the problem is not that obvious until itís too late.   

Concrete splashing on you is not the problem.  Leaving it on you as you work and move is the problem.  The abrasion in the concrete and the chemicals work together to cause the problem.  If you wash even the smallest amount off,  you have no problem.  Take the time to prevent this problem, and you will avoid concrete burns.  

Wear rubber boots if you must stand in the concrete.  Your leather boots are no protection from the chemicals in the concrete.  Leather boots absorb the chemicals, and after just a few hours of working with your boots soaked in these chemicals, you will have a chemical burn.  

If you get concrete inside your rubber boots, take the time to get it out. You will avoid a serious chemical burn. 

Itís a simple matter of Preventative Maintenance. 

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