The ABA actively advocates for burn prevention by spreading the word about the dangers that exist and ways to prevent burn injury.
Gasoline Fire Safety
US municipal fire departments responded to an estimated 51,600 fires per year due to the ignition of flammable gas and another 160,910 fires per year due to the ignition of a flammable or combustible liquid from 2007-2011, according to the National Fire Protection Association.
The ABA has complied important burn prevention tips when handling gasoline.
Position Statement on Home Oxygen Burn Prevention
The American Burn Association (ABA), by joint recommendation of the Committees on Burn Prevention and Government Affairs, developed the following statement to educate the public on the importance of preventing burn injuries and deaths resulting from the use of home medical oxygen.
Portal Fuel Container Act
The Portable Fuel Container Safety Act of 2019 (H.R. 806/S.1640) establishes standards for installing flame arrestors on portable fuel containers to prevent serious burn injuries. The ABA has advocated for the passage of this bill at the National Leadership Conferences for four years. Originally introduced in 2016 by Congressman Mike Thompson (D-CA), the bill is a direct result of years of advocacy efforts from the ABA and other members of the burn community.
ABA Releases Position Statement on Home Oxygen Burn Prevention
The American Burn Association developed a position statement to educate the public on the importance of preventing burn injuries and deaths resulting from the use of home medical oxygen.
Preventing Dry Ice Burns
Some of the new COVID-19 vaccines require ultra-low temperature for storage and transportation. The expanded implementation and use of ultra-low storage could create a potential hazard if handled inappropriately or in the event of an accident.
National Burn Awareness Week 2020
According to the American Burn Association (ABA), every year over 450,000 serious burn injuries occur in the United States that require medical treatment.
Prevention is a Team Sport!
Most of us have belonged to a team. Whether in sports, informal recreational activities, educational pursuits or in the workplace, the combined resources of many directed toward a common goal can produce remarkable results. Sometimes, these results can be life-altering or even lifesaving! Such is the case with collaborative burn prevention initiatives. Let’s look at several examples.
Burn Prevention Fact Sheets
Cooking Safety for All
Cooking Safety for Older Adults
Dry Ice Burns
Fireworks – Leave the Show to the Pros
Non-Fire Cooking Burns
Pediatric Scalds – A Burning Issue
Youth Firesetting Prevention
Sources for Obtaining Burn Data
Flame Jetting Resources