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What is an office first aid box?

Your first aid box contains all the materials that should be used to deliver immediate basic care to personnel in your office environment.

This is of particularly important group of items for the oil & gas /mining industry because of the strict industry regulation and focus on health/safety.

According to OSHA, your first aid program should be reviewed periodically.  Equipment and corporate first aid policies should be revised as necessary to ensure safety and health is maintained on the job, despite any changes in safety hazards, worker schedules or work-site locations.

First Aid Box

First Aid Box

Items that should be in your office first aid box

According to the National Safety Council, the following your first aid box/kit should contain the following:

  • Gauze pads (at least 4 by 4 inches)
  • Two large gauze pads (at least 8 by 10 inches)
  • A box of adhesive bandages
  • One gauze roller bandage
  • Two triangular bandages
  • Wound cleaning agent
  • Scissors
  • At least one blanket
  • Tweezers
  • Adhesive tape
  • Latex gloves
  • Resuscitation equipment (such as resuscitation bag, or airway or pocket mask)
  • Two elastic wraps
  • A splint
  • Directions for requesting emergency assistance

We also recommend a defibrillator for cases of cardiac arrest .AEDFor more information:

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To purchase your first aid kits, defibrillators or participate in one of our first aid courses, please contact us.

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