Fire Safety and Burn Prevention for Construction and Labor Trades

Zachary Perecman, OH&S

Exposure to fire and burn injuries on construction and labor trade-related worksites are common and can often result in serious, life-altering injuries.

A burn is one of the most common types of injuries that can result from fire exposure. According to the American Burn Association, an estimated 486,000 burn injuries that require medical treatment occur each year.

Construction workers and those working in other labor trades are at an increased risk of receiving burn injuries while on the job because of the machinery and equipment required to perform their daily tasks.

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