If you work in a school, factory, office or any workplace you need to make sure you have the correct first aid facilities in place. It isn't as simple as having a box of adhesive bandages anymore.
What many people don't realize is that there are strict rules that govern what is needed and where it should be placed.
In all workplace settings there must be personnel trained to administer first aid when necessary if there is not the option of a hospital, infirmary or clinic. These standards are set by OSHA which stands for Occupational Safety and Health Administration. OSHA is a federal agency responsible for the regulation of health and safety at work.
As well as ensuring you have fully trained personnel to administer first aid in your workplace, you must follow the quidelines provided by ANSI (American National Standards Institute) regarding the first aid kits. A few of the minimum ASNI requirements are:
. Box of adhesive bandages (Band-Aids)
. Two large gauze pads (8X10 inches)
. Gauze pads (4X4 inches)
. 2 triangular bandages
. 1 packaged roller bandage at least 2 inches wide
. One blanket
. Wound cleaning agent such as sealed moistened towelettes
. Adhesive tape
And the list goes on...
Of course, it's also dependent of what type of business you work in as to what your first aid requirements are. If you work in a chemical or pharmaceutical factory your ANSI requirements will be different than those of a retail store. Following the ANSI and OSHA quidelines will help you know what supplies your first aid kit needs to contain.
At Twist OP we have all the necessary safety supplies to meet any business requirements. We have our very own Xpress First Aid kit that meets federal law requirements. All of our kits and supplies are color coded to enable you to buy refills at ease. We also use a re-order card system to make restocking your first aid kit fast and effortless. So, go to www.twistop.com and order your Xpress First Aid kit today.
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