The site is not always the best place to be. Accidents are prone to happen and site injury is always quite common. Some of the project injuries can be avoided and if not first aid measures can be taken immediately so as to avoid deaths or worsening of the conditions. The scope of this description is to enlighten the project managers on some of the accidents that can occur on site and the possible ways on managing the injuries.
Bruises and fractures can happen and will happen from time to time to the site members. These are not very dangerous accidents and can be managed with simple first aid on site measures. The person that has been bruised or had a fractured is to rest for some time. The place can then be iced and compressed then elevated. This will take just a few minutes and the person can get back to work in a short time.
Electrical injuries are also very common site injuries. These can be cause by poor installation or shocks as the installation is taking place. The first thing you need to do is to make sure that you don’t move the person or touch them. You then need to call the hospital if the shock was due to a high voltage and the person does not come to.
Dislocations and repetitive stress injuries are also injuries that can need to be given some first aid on site treatment when they occur so that they don’t become very severe. Repetitive stress injuries are mostly due to repeated actions. These can be avoided if the site workers change their motions from time to time.
Some site injuries are usually very simple to resolve but others require that you do some CPR to the injured person. CPR is very simple but you have to make sure that you call 911 even before you decide to do the procedure. You then need to check if the person is breathing or if they are having difficulties breathing. After you have done this you have to do some chest compressions and check on the worker who has been hurt. If this does not work you then have to do mouth to mouth resuscitation. Altitude sickness is an example of injury that may require such attention.
Cuts are scrapes are also common project injuries that can be happen as the workers are doing the construction. For these you need to make sure that you have a first aid kit with swabs ready for doing some first aid. The injured worker needs to first of all make sure that they stop what they are doing. They then need to look for a disinfectant and disinfect the cut or scrape. If the cut is too deep and done with a blunt and rusty thing then the person will need tetanus shot. You as the project manager need to make sure that you take the responsibility of paying the bills of the injured workers.