Care For The Injured

Care For The Injured

The following points should be covered on how to care for the injured after a careful review of your Emergency Response Plan.

Guide for Discussion

Determine the seriousness of the injury:

If Serious:care for the injured

  • Contact Emergency Response Team(s). Do not move the injured person.
  • Get First Aid trained personnel assistance; ask them to help. Keep the injured person from standing.
  • In case of bleeding—apply pressure to the wound. Do not use a tourniquet except in cases of excessive bleeding.
  • If the injured person has stopped breathing, get someone who has been trained in CPR o help restore the breathing.
  • Try to keep the injured person warm.

If Non-Serious:

  • Contact the supervisor immediately.
  • Do not try to get the injured person to move if a fall is involved.
  • Get any First Aid treatment that may be needed.  Be sure you know the location(s) of the nearest First Aid kit on the job.

Other Items to be Aware of:

  • Report all injuries—even minor ones may become major ones. Seek first aid for even minor injuries.
  • Be sure the emergency telephone numbers and the location of the nearest cross street are posted in a conspicuous place on the job. Know them.

Additional Discussion Notes:

  • Company Emergency Medical Plan including location of nearest telephone, 911 or other system, and nearest cross-street.
  • Who is First Aid/CPR trained on the job? INSERT NAME
  • The First Aid kit is kept where? INSERT LOCATION
  • The Supervisory person to contact on all accidents/injuries is? INSERT NAME

Remember:  Be sure to review the locations of First Aid kit(s) and emergency numbers on the jobsite.

NOTE: Always promote a discussion on any of the topics covered in the Tool Box Talks. Should any question arise that you cannot answer, don’t hesitate to contact your Employer.