The majority of people hospitalized for occupational burns are involved in food preparation. A single moment of inattention is sometimes all it takes for a busy worker to suffer a serious burn. It is also worth noting many burn injuries result in long-term physiological and psychological impairment.
While many burn accidents are minor, the importance of prevention cannot be overstated. Management not enforcing safety rules, workers ignoring safety rules, workers under pressure to move quickly taking shortcuts, and experienced workers becoming too familiar with their jobs and taking unnecessary risks are the largest contributors to occupational burns according to The Burn Foundation.
Burn injuries are not only painful, but costly for your business, leading to absenteeism, increased workers’ compensation costs, lower morale and increased turnover. When you really think about it, upfront investment in Effective Protective Apparel™ is a small consideration compared to a single burn injury claim.