Burn Gel

Last updated: February 20, 2019

What Does Burn Gel Mean?

Burn gel is used in the treatment of heat injuries, and is a required component of workplace first aid kits when there is any risk of employees suffering burn wounds in the course of their duties. However, OSHA advises that treatment of third degree burns should not be attempted, and that prompt medical attention is required for second and third degree burns.

Safeopedia Explains Burn Gel

Workplace first aid officers must be trained in first aid measures to be applied to burn wounds. Only minor burns should be treated, but burn gels are accepted as a means of treating minor burn wounds. Immediate medical attention is required for more serious burns as well as any burn to a vulnerable area of the body, such as the eyes or genitals. Electrical burns may appear less severe than they really are and should always be inspected by a trained medical professional.


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