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How You Can Participate in National Burn Awareness Week

Participation Ideas for National Burn Awareness Week

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National Burn Awareness Week, held at the beginning of every year, is an excellent opportunity for your organization to kick off a year full of burn awareness education.

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National Burn Awareness Week, observed the first full week in February, is a window of opportunity for organizations to mobilize burn, fire and life safety educators to unite in sharing a common burn awareness and prevention message in our communities.   The 2020 Burn Awareness Week dates are February 2-8, 2020.

In the United States, approximately 400,000 people receive medical care for treatment of burn injuries every year. In 2018 alone, there were 3,655 deaths from fire and smoke inhalation and another 40,000 people were treated in hospitals for burn related injuries. The majority of these injuries are preventable. The American Burn Association strives bring awareness to the causes of such devastating and costly injuries and encourages everyone to make simple environmental and behavioral changes that can save lives.

Most burn injuries occur at home but nearly 10% of all burn injuries do occur in the workplace.

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Burns are not just caused by getting too close to a fire or accidentally hitting the inside edge of the oven when you are cooking. The 2020 Burn Awareness Week Campaign is Contact Burns - Hot Surfaces Damage Skin! Take a look at these surprising statistics related to this year’s theme.

  • Roughly 70,000 people went to the hospital emergency department because of contact burns in 2018.
  • Most burns associated with cooking in 2013-2017 were caused by contact with a hot object or liquid rather than by fire or flame.
  • About one-third of contact burn patients are children under the age of five (5).

Click the image below to read more about workplace fire prevention.

Workplace Fire Prevention, Fire Alarm

The American Burn Association has put together a great toolkit you can use in your company or organization to share the message of burn awareness and prevention. Resources materials include a ideas on how your company can participate in Burn Awareness Week, fact sheets, statistics, posters, and social media posts. Also included are lists of prevention tips that you can share with employees and their families. You can access these materials on The American Burn Association website at ameriburn.org or by clicking the logo image below.

American Burn Association Logo

Awareness campaigns, such as this one, offer a great opportunity to safety management, business owners and team leaders to highlight the importance and commitment the organization has to worker safety. It doesn’t take a lot of time, money or resources to participate. At minimum, consider an email from management to the staff, a brief safety meeting or a sign on the central bulletin board.

If your organization does not yet have a safety meeting program in place, National Burn Awareness Week would be a great time to let your employees understand the organization’s commitment to safety by starting a regular safety meeting or toolbox talk schedule.

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