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Year : 2005  |  Volume : 13  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 70-71

Occupational burn injuries: Preventive and safety measures

Department of Burns & Plastics Surgery, K.M. School of Postgraduate Medicine and Research, Smt. SCL Municipal General Hospital, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India

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Manav P Suri
M.Ch Resident, Department of Burns and Plastic Surgery, Smt. Shardaben Hospital, Ahmedabad
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This is a retrospective study of different types of industrial burns. The study also compares them with other burns, in terms of incidence, etiology, patients healing pattern, treatment and outcome. We take a step forward by suggesting, preventive and safety measures to decrease such accidents. In this study, the incidence of industrial burns is 5.9% of the total burn cases. Accidents are the common mode of burns in chemical, engineering and fabrication industries. They have occurred mainly in the age group of 21 to 30 years. Burns less than 30% TBSA constitute 74.24%, while the mean burn surface area constituted 26.4%. These indicate that industrial burns are mainly due to lack of safety regulations.

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