hydrocarbon vapors have this effect. Irritant gasses and vapors inflame the lungs and respiratory tract.
They may cause pneumonia and other pulmonary diseases or make the victim more susceptible to them.
Most flammable gasses and vapors are irritants whether or not they are poisonous or narcotic.
PART K - FIRST AID FOR SITUATIONS INVOLVING PETROLEUM
After swallowing petroleum products:
Keep the victim calm, if possible.
DO NOT INDUCE VOMITING.
Get the victim to medical help immediately.
In the eyes:
Flush the eyes for several minutes with clean water to try to remove the product.
Cover the eyes for several minutes with a sterilized dressing, and prevent the victim from rubbing the
Seek medical help immediately.
On the clothing:
Remove the clothing, after soaking the (fuel soaked) clothing with water. (This should prevent sparking).
Wash with soap and water and rinse thoroughly.
Get to medical help, if needed.
PART L - COMPLETION PROCEDURES FOR AN ACCIDENT REPORT
The immediate supervisor of an individual involved in an accident prepares the appropriate forms and
submits them to the department safety officer after the accident occurs. Accident reports are not delayed
pending statements of charges, reports of survey, or line-of-duty determinations.
Military Personnel. When military personnel are involved in an accident, the following procedures are
followed: A sick slip is prepared and forwarded in duplicate when personnel are treated for minor injuries on
duty and report for duty prior to midnight the day following the accident. An accident report is prepared and
forwarded in quadruplicate when military personnel are injured on duty and are unable to report for duty by
midnight of the day following the injury. In case of a fatality, two additional copies of the accident report are
Civilian Personnel. If the person involved in an accident is not military personnel but civilian personnel,
a record of injury is prepared and forwarded in duplicate when civilian personnel are injured on duty and
unable to report for duty on the next regular working day. Also, an accident report is prepared and forwarded
in quadruplicate when civilian personnel are injured on duty and are unable to report for duty on the next
regular working day. In case of a fatality, two additional copies of the accident report are required.