You rely on your first aid kit to help out with injuries on the job such as minor cuts and even burns. However, some businesses fail to stock all the supplies necessary for making your first aid kit complete for your employees. First aid kits are one of the basic safety necessities for a Pittsburgh, PA establishment, and this first aid apply list from ABC Fire Company can help you stay prepared:
Bandages and Dressings
Bandages and dressings are two of the most common products found on a first aid supply list. Every business needs quality dressings to help protect minor cuts and scrapes, which keeps bacteria at bay and prevents infection.
- What type of bandages do you need in your first aid kit?
- Strip bandages that are commonly used for small wounds on flat surface
- Fingertip bandages that wraps around the finger
- Knuckle bandages that wraps around the knuckles
- Butterfly bandages which pull both sides of a cut back together
- Donut bandages which puts pressure around an impaled object, attached to the body with roll, gauze, or tape
- Gauze rolls are available in various lengths and wrapped around any wound. Sterile gauze pads typically come in 2×2 inches, 3×3 inches, 4×4 inches, 5×9 inches, and even larger.
- Tensor bandages are made from an elastic, stretchy material that provides compression
- An eye patch to place over a wounded or infected eye
Instant Cold Pack
An instant cold pack is yet another essential component for your first aid supply list. To activate the bag, you simply squeeze the pack together at its sides. It’s used for whenever instant cold therapy is required. Ice packs can remain cold for up to 30 minutes depending on the brand.
Burn Care Products
If you’re working in a Pittsburgh restaurant, it’s easier than you think to burn yourself—including minor burns or otherwise. Burn care products are yet another important component for your first aid supply list. These include products such as burn dressings, burn wraps, fire blankets, and burn gel for pain relief. Burn gels become cool and soothe minor burns, ultimately dissipating heat.
Eye Flush & Pads
Eye safety is critical in any work environment. Eye flushes are sterile solutions that refresh eyes and help to loosen foreign objects, pollen, and other irritants. According to OSHA, eye injuries cost more than $300 million per year in lost production time and worker compensation.
ABC Fire Company also offers emergency eyewash stations that use high quality saline—no plumbing required. It provides 15 minutes of flushing with saline that is superior to tap water, along with supplying personal eyewash bottles.
This is only a glimpse in what your first aid supply list should include. To learn more, look into our first aid supply re-stocking service and contact us for additional information.