Outdoor Safety NOONE GETS HURT. Unit 2: Forest Safety. Lesson 1: Forest Safety Terminology Lesson 2: Environmental Hazards and Accident Prevention Lesson 3: First Aid. Lesson 1: Forest Safety Terminology. Forest Safety Terms
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Accident: any sudden or unintentional event that causes injury or property damage.
Antiseptic: a substance such as alcohol, iodine, or hydrogen peroxide applied to prevent infection.
Anesthetic: a substance used to stop pain or itching.
Laceration: a cut.
Wound: an injury caused by cutting, stabbing, breaking, etc.
Habitat: the unit area of environment where animals and plants naturally live and grow.
Heat Cramps: caused by loss of salt resulting in muscular pains and spasms.
Heat Exhaustion: victim feels weak, dizzy, sweaty, nauseated, pale, or has cramps after being in the sun.
Heat Stroke: victim has extremely high body temperature and a failure of the sweating mechanism; can be life threatening.
Safety: the action or condition of being safe; free from danger, risk, or injury.
First-Aid: the immediate, temporary care given to the victim of an accident or sudden illness until the services of a physician can be obtained.
Hypothermia: below normal body temperature usually due to over exposure of low temperatures.
A. Heat and Dehydration
D. Topographic Hazards
A. Dead snags or limbs hung up in the canopy that could fall on you
B. Stump holes and old wells
C. Bluffs or sudden drop-offs
D. Deep ponds or creeks
E. Loose rocks or soil
F. Low-hanging limbs
Note: Always be aware of your surroundings; especially the ground directly in front of your line of sight
A. Stay alert with your mind on the job at hand.
B. Conduct yourself in a safe manner; no horseplay.
C. Actively look for potential hazards.
D. Be aware of people around you and what they are doing.
E. Use the proper tools for the job.
F. Know the safety regulations for the tools and equipment you are using.
G. Report defective tools and equipment to your teacher.
H. Always report all accidents to your teacher.
I. Wear proper clothing and safety equipment in the field.