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Commercial First Aid Kit Requirements

8/19/2020 (Permalink)

a first aid kit Keeping commercial property safe is important, but a business owner's first priority should be employee and customer safety.

As a business owner, you're responsible ensuring the safety of, not only your commercial property, but also all of the employees and customers within. One of the most important requirements regarding safety involves keeping an adequately stocked first aid kit on site. Keep your employees, customers and building in Beverly Hills, CA, safe by ensuring that your emergency kits are up to the following standards:

Minimum Required Items
The United States Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has clear guidelines regarding the minimum required contents for each commercial building's first aid kit. The following items must be included in order to fit the requirements:

Two sets of differently sized gauze pads (4x4" and 8x10" respectively)
Gauze roller bandage (minimum 2" wide)
Band-aids or similar brand of adhesive bandages, including triangular-shaped bandages
Properly sealed moist towelettes, or other approved wound cleaning agents
One or more blankets
At least one pair of latex gloves
A roll of adhesive tape
Equipment that can be used to resuscitate an unconscious person(s), such as a resuscitation bag, pocket mask or airway
At least one splint
Two elastic wraps, minimum
Instructions that can direct the reader to contact emergency assistance

The above list is approved for an emergency kit that is located at a small work site (two to three employees). If your work site hosts more employees, you must provide multiple emergency kits to account for the increased personnel. Alternatively, you could increase the amount of supplies in each kit. These terms are non-negotiable, according to the United States Department of Labor.

Property and other physical possessions are replaceable, but human lives are not. Providing an adequately stocked first aid kit, containing the above items, is paramount to ensuring employee and customer safety. It could mean the difference between life and death in the event of an emergency, such as a severe storm or flood. Contact your local storm remediation experts for more information.

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