First Aid Kits in the Workplace

First Aid, CPR and AED training at Capital Safety servicesIn your busy workplace, First Aid kits may not be the thing on top of your mind. However, OSHA does have some requirements in regards to First Aid kits. While industry specific standards do exist, a basic First Aid kit should be available in all businesses.

The standard First Aid Kit should include:

  •    At least one absorbent compress.
  •    At least 16 adhesive bandages
  •    One roll of adhesive tape
  •    At least ten packs of antiseptic
  •    At least six applications of burn treatments
  •    Two or more pairs of medical exam gloves
  •    At least four sterile pads
  •   One triangular bandage

 You can find the OSHA standard here.

It's a good idea to check your First Aid kit a couple of times a year. You might find a few items missing or expired. Even Band-Aids have expiration dates!

Keeping your First Aid kit not only better prepares you for an emergency, but it also reinforces the message that you care about your employees.

Catch the last First Aid, CPR and AED training of the month on April 25th, 2016. You can register for that class here. Capital Safety Services offers First Aid, CPR & AED training classes taught by American Red Cross certified trainers.

Courses cover the American Red Cross curriculum and can be tailored to specialty trades (construction, general industry, etc.). Upon successful completion of the course, students receive an American Red Cross issued First Aid, CPR, AED card.

Class includes course materials, coffee, and pastries.


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