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First Aid Cabinets for Auto Garages

Most workplaces come with a unique set of possible risks relating to the tasks being performed and conditions of the workplace. For auto garages, injuries can stem from slip and falls, to chemical exposure and more.

Workers compensation claims, medical bills and other fines can put your operations at risk. The best way to be ready in case of an emergency is to have a first aid kit on hand. Here are some of the common injuries that occur in auto garages and how a first aid kit can answer to the call.

Eye Injuries

Since mechanics are typically working underneath a hood or the body or a car with their faces close to the objects their fixing, the chances of debris falling down or kicking up into their eyes is greatly increased. In addition to pieces of metal shrapnel and sparks, the chances of chemicals and other harmful substances splashing into an auto workers eyes is greater than in most industries.

Protective eyewear like goggles and glasses should be worn. Your auto garages first aid kit should also contain eye wash so mechanics can quickly flush their eyes of irritants and get quick relief.

Sprains and other Injuries

Falls can happen anywhere, at any time, but the chances of a slip or a being struck by an object are increased on a shop floor where heavy machinery and cars are crowding the space. Dropping a part on one’s hand or foot or lifting equipment that is too heavy can all common ways that lead to injury in this workplace setting.  Your first aid kit can address sprains and other wounds quickly.

Chemical Exposure

Chemicals aren’t just dangerous if they get in someone’s eyes, but they can also cause burns on the skin if they are mishandled or a chemical spill happens at your garage. In some cases these situations could even lead to death if certain toxins are inhaled. Having mechanics in your shop use the proper masks, chemical aprons and other tools as they work with chemicals as well as offering training on how to properly use and dispose of chemicals is vital.

1st Aid Supplies.com  has an expansive list of options when it comes to first aid cabinets and kits ideal for the auto garage setting. Check out our product listings to find the right first aid box for you.  

 
Training for Safety & Disasters in the Workplace

Safety preparedness is important for any workplace.  While there are differing rules and regulations for some workplaces, having people trained in how to best handle emergency situations is critical across the board.

If you’re an office for example, you might want to have people trained in CPR or the Heimlich maneuver and perhaps familiarize them with fire drill steps. In a construction setting however, those tactics could change drastically based on the heavy machinery and greater risk of injury in that setting.

Familiarize yourself with some of the most common first aid requirements and how you can get them into your workplace.

Disaster Preparedness

Disasters – both natural and manmade, are difficult to prevent because they happen when we least expect it. The good news is that by planning ahead and offering training, your workplace can be ready with a clear and actionable plan to thwart additional dangers.

Imagine there is an actual fire burning in the building, people who don’t have an action plan might panic and start running through the halls looking for a way out, trampling and injuring others while they do. This can be avoided with a practiced approach on how to exit the building and where to wait until fire fighters arrive. The same is true during an earthquake or other catastrophe.

CPR & First Aid

Once there are people injured from an incident, they’ll need immediate attention – some before emergency medical help can even make it there. In these instances, the rate at which proper attention is given can mean life or death. Having a first aid kit fully stocked with items to address emergencies is important. In addition to supplies, you’ll have to have capable people on hand who can administer CPR or use the first aid kit properly. This is where training classes are critical.

OSHA Standards & Training

OSHA, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, assists in ensuring workplaces are getting the training they need and offers classes, CDs and videos for workplaces to get compliant with laws and have a plan in place for disasters.

Head over to 1stAidSupplies.com where we have many resources and information outlets as well including training for first aid, CPR, and OSHA classes for you to explore. 

 
Getting Ready for Safety in 2018

The New Year presents a perfect opportunity to refresh and recharge. As we head into 2018, it’s a great time to review safety measures and precautions and ensure you’ve got the right tools and procedures in place to be ready for when disasters strike.

Here are some tips on how to get ready for safety in 2018.

Everyday Precautions

Disasters can strike at a moment’s notice. That’s why it’s important to always have a plan in place and prepare in the best ways possible to address those situations. Having a fully stocked first aid kit in your home, workplace, or in your car, can help during times of distress to treat wounds, sanitize or bandage an injury.

Workplace Safety

In the workplace, where safety should be a first priority, and where fines are possible, it’s even more important that you have a plan and supplies on hand to address potential emergencies. Each workplace has rules for minimum safety measures to meet. Be sure you’re aware of what those are for our industry and review your disaster preparedness and continuity plans to ensure they are still effective.

Training

In addition to first aid supplies, you’ll need staff able to administer basic treatment in critical situations and you’ll need a workplace that understand the importance of safety first. To achieve this, you should schedule regular training sessions and reviews of those skills so that all staff members are on-board and able to respond appropriately during an emergency.

Compliance

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has strict guidelines and rules to follow. These change often and the only way to remain up-to-date and in compliance is to be vigilant about offering informational resources to your workforce so all parties are aware of requirements.

1st Aid Supplies offers many resources and information outlets as well as training for first aid, CPR, and OSHA classes.  If you’re making plans for 2018, don’t forget to make safety a priority

 
Cold & Flu Season is Here - Prepare Your Workplace First Aid Kit

One of the things no one looks forward to each winter is the onset of cold and flu season. If you’ve ever had the displeasure of dealing with these illnesses you know how terrible they can make you feel. Especially if you did everything to keep yourself healthy but someone brought the contagious germs into your workplace.

Sometimes the spreading of germs at work is unavoidable, especially with all of the time we’re spending cooped up in the office together. As a business you should have your first aid kit stocked to support these symptoms as they arise.

Cold and Flu Medicine

While there isn’t anything to completely get rid of a cold, there are plenty of over the counter medicines on the market that make dealing with the symptoms more bearable. Decongestants, cough drops and cold and flu remedies can go a long way in keeping workers productive and lessening disruption to the rest of the office.

Extra Precautions

As an added benefit for employees during these cold months, consider having additional items on hand outside of just 1st aid supplies. Things like warm teas for a sore throat, hand sanitizers to keep germs at bay and extra boxes of tissues should be on your list of supplies to stock up on.

Check Your Stock

With so many people getting sick over the winter you’ll need some extra supplies on hand, and you may also find that your supplies are depleted faster than usual. It’s a good idea to get into a regular practice of checking your 1st Aid Kit to ensure its properly stocked at all times and that you have the supplies you’ll need to keep your workplace safe and productive.

Can you risk your operations all getting sick and calling out?

Stock up on over-the-counter, name brand medications for treating colds, flu, sore throats and fevers at 1st Aid Supplies.

 
First Aid Supplies to Address Common Kitchen Injuries

Kitchens are arguably one of the most important rooms in a house. It’s the place where meals are made, where families sit down to bond and where you’ll visit for that late night snack. Kitchens can also be dangerous since there are things like fire and knives being used. It’s important to stock your home’s first aid kit with supplies to address common injuries occurring in the kitchen to be sure you’re always prepared. Here are some ideas on what to keep in your first aid kit.

Cuts

One of the only rooms in the house where you’ll be wielding a sharp object is the kitchen so being sure to use it properly is key. If you’re really into cooking, you may even have a super big, sharp knife to make chopping and dicing easier. But these tools come with risks. Even the safest, most skilled cook can mistakenly slip and cut themselves. Injuries from small nicks to huge gashes are possible. Be sure your first aid kit has bandages, patches and hydrogen peroxide spray at minimum to keep cuts clean and covered.

Burns

Regardless of cooking method or mechanism, the chances of getting burned increase substantially when you’re in the kitchen. Whether you’re working with a gas stove and open flame, baking in the oven and burn yourself through a pot holder, you’ll need to be ready to treat the burn as a precaution. Even electronic cooking devices like a rice cooker can cause injury if you open the lid and aren’t careful about the steam pouring out. Since it’s very easy to get burned, your home’s first aid kit should include burn dressings and cream with lidocaine for rapid relief.

Other

Unfortunately those aren’t the only risks a kitchen can pose. Since the area includes the use of chemicals you could get a cleaner in your eyes for example, or slip and fall on a freshly washed floor. These situations would require you to have ice packs and eye wash on hand as well.

Since the possibilities on what could occur in the kitchen to create an emergency are endless, you should focus on buying a first aid kit that has all the perks and keeping it stocked when you notice supplies are running low. This is the only way to be sure you have what you need when disaster strikes.

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