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Construction work is dangerous, and despite your best efforts accidents will happen. When they do, your crew should be well-prepared with first aid training so you know what to do — and, equally important, what not to do — for each type of injury. If you know how to react to typical construction injuries, you can reduce the degree of harm. First aid training will prepare you in two important areas: assessment and treatment. In the event of an accident, knowing how to quickly assess the victim's condition and injuries is critical in knowing the correct course of action. For treatment, there are many specialized first aid techniques; knowing them will reduce the effects of an injury,