Approximately 2.9 million nonfatal workplace injuries and illnesses were reported by private industry employers in 2016. Accidents at work happen, and many of them cause injuries that require medical attention. It’s important for businesses to be prepared for these accidents, and to be certain their workplace first aid kits are properly stocked. But what does “properly stocked” mean? Businesses .
Falling objects, heavy machinery, dangerous chemicals – depending on your occupation, workplace hazards are an everyday reality. And whether you’ve suffered a paper cut in the office, a broken bone in the factory, or a chemical burn in the lab, the next step should be the same for everyone – the first aid kit. But what happens if there .
Last month FASO did a press release announcing the creation of our new ANSI Z308.1-2015 compliance page. This page came into being while hearing from many of our commercial and institutional customers who were concerned about this new workplace safety standard. The new ANSI first aid kit standard sets out “the minimum requirement for a workplace first aid kit.” .
Summary explanation of the supplemental first aid supplies section of ANSI Z308.1-2015
ANSI Z308.1-2015 has created two classes of first aid kits. Class A kit is adequate for most workplaces. Class B kit can be used for emergency medical services for remote and isolated areas.
As per ANSI standards you can chose Class A first aid kits or Class B kit as per your requirements. Product list remains in bot kits, only quantity changes.
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As in earlier posts we have focused on the Class A kits because that is what is most appropriate for most work places. For more information about Class B kits have a look at our post on that subject. In addition to the required items ANSI/ISEA have a supplemental list of items that they’d like you to consider as .
Here is the new list of required contents for Class A or Class B kit types. For more information on this NEW ANSI Z308.1-2014 see our First Aid Kits Category for an update.
It isn’t really that hard if your first aid supplier is ready to implement the changes. Have a look at the new standard and start thinking about implementation.