- The three most common types of burns in the workplace are electrical, chemical, and thermal (heat).
- For first degree burns, immerse the area in cold water, take some water and a pain reliever. Apply burn cream or aloe vera to help reduce swelling.
- For second degree burns, follow the same steps as a first degree burn but do not apply cold water, and apply a gauze instead.
- For third degree burns, cover the burn with a dry, non-stick, sterile dressing. Treat for shock and immediately seek medical attention.