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First Aid


Photo courtesy of OSHA. Make sure you provide a fully stocked first aid kit at work. You never know when you may have to use it

Make sure first aid kits are easily accessible to all your employees.

Photo courtesy of OSHA.

Emergencies can happen at work in the blink of an eye. Providing first aid assistance and first aid supplies and equipment can help reduce the severity of an injury, the cost of medical bills, and the length of time an employee is unable to work due to work place injuries or medical emergencies such as the following:

  • Amputation(s).
  • Allergic reactions.
  • Broken bones.
  • Burns.
  • Eye and face (flying debris).
  • Head and body trauma.
  • Heart attack or stroke.
  • Heat illness.
  • Lacerations.
  • Seizures.
  • Shock.

Information provided in this topic page can help employers and employees identify and evaluate existing and foreseeable safety and health hazards. It also provides resources to help with training, prevention methods, and the development and implementation of a required accident prevention program (APP).

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