“SCALD PREVENTION” Safety Tips
A scald injury can happen at any age. Children, older adults and people with disabilities are especially at risk. Hot liquids from bath water, hot coffee and even microwaved soup can cause devastating injuries. Scald burns are the second leading cause of all burn injuries.
Teach children that hot things can burn. Install anti-scald devices on tub faucets and shower heads.
Always supervise a child in or near a bathtub.
Test the water at the faucet. It should be less than 100 degrees Fahrenheit (38 degrees Celsius).
Before placing a child in the bath or getting in the bath yourself, test the water.