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    • Why Buy a Business First Aid Kit for Home?

      If you want a "Pretty" first aid kit, by all means, purchase a consumer first aid kit - but if you want a first aid kit for function, consider business first aid kits for home, too.

      We've been selling first aid kits for a long, long time... we have a good handle on what people want and what they need. If you have a specific personal use for your first aid kit, then by all means looks at specific use kits that are designed for that use ( see our list below ) these really do have special content for special purposes, but if you are thinking of an all purpose first aid kit for home, we encourage you to consider a commercial first aid kit.

      Why?

      urg-3681-best-selling-first-aid-kit-items-press-releaseConsumer kits are often designed for "curb appeal" rather than actual usefulness or practical application. More money goes into packaging or high "piece count" than into including what you will really need when emergencies occur.

      Commercial First Aid Kits comply with OSHA requirements and ANSI Standards (OSHA regulations cite the ANSI Standards as their basic guidelines - learn more about the current ANSI Z308 Minimum Requirements for Workplace First Aid Kits and Supplies)

      This means the contents have been analyzed and decided upon so the first aid kits will have the content required to attend to the most common injuries - not just what sounds neat. When buying an ANSI compliant first aid kit, you know that the assortment and quantity of supplies included in a first aid kit were chosen based upon a review of increased workplace incidents requiring first aid treatment, similar international standards and current practices in treating injuries. so the decisions on content come from real-life needs.

      An American National Standard implies a consensus of those substantially concerned with its scope and provisions. An American National Standard is intended as a guide to aid the manufacturer, the consumer, and general public. The existence of an American National Standard does not in any respect preclude anyone, whether he has approved the standard or not, from manufacturing, marketing, purchasing, or using products, processes, or procedures not conforming to the standard. American National Standards are subject to periodic review and users are cautioned to obtain the latest edition.

      Now - knowing why we suggest this, we'll make our recommendation for the "best first aid kit":

      Urgent First Aid Kit, 74 Pieces, ANSI Class A, 10 to 25 Person, in a lightweight, durable, portable and wall mountable gasketed plastic case. First Aid Store offers this Urgent First Aid American Made solution for your ANSI and OSHA First Aid Kit and Supply requirements: The Urgent First Aid kit is our best value plastic ANSI Class A first aid kit. It meets or exceeds the most recent OSHA and ANSI 2015 Standard fill requirements, with contents designed to deal with most common types of workplace injuries so you know you and your employees will be covered with the new ANSI 2015 requirements. Under the new ANSI Standard Minimum Requirements for Workplace First Aid Kits and Supplies guidelines, general requirements include the following items: Adhesive bandages, adhesive tape, antibiotic application, antiseptic, a breathing barrier, burn dressing (gel soaked), burn treatment, cold packs, eye covering, eye/skin wash, first aid guide, hand sanitizer, medical exam gloves, roller bandages, scissors, sterile pads, trauma pads, and triangular bandages. in addition the location of the kit must be easily accessible.This ANSI Class A first aid kit is great for small offices and general workplaces of up to 10 people. Whether an office environment or a factory, it is required to be prepared to treat minor injuries. Even if you have a kit purchase prior to June 2016, it likely no longer includes content needed for the types of incidents that occur in the workplace. The International Safety Equipment Association 2015 minimum requirements for workplace first aid kits and supplies (American National Standard ANSI/ISEA Z308.1-2015) is effective now. The assortment and quantity of supplies included in a first aid kit were chosen based upon a review of increased workplace incidents requiring first aid treatment, similar international standards and current practices in treating injuries.This ANSI Class A first aid kit is great for small offices and general workplaces of up to 25 people, it is easily wall mounted, and can also be quickly removed to be taken to the accident scene. Urgent First Aid Kit, 74 Pieces, ANSI Class A, 10 to 25 Person, in a lightweight, durable, portable and wall mountable gasketed plastic case.
      First Aid Store offers this Urgent First Aid American Made solution for your ANSI and OSHA First Aid Kit and Supply requirements: The Urgent First Aid kit is our best value plastic ANSI Class A first aid kit. It meets or exceeds the most recent OSHA and ANSI 2015 Standard fill requirements, with contents designed to deal with most common types of workplace injuries so you know you and your employees will be covered with the new ANSI 2015 requirements. Under the new ANSI Standard Minimum Requirements for Workplace First Aid Kits and Supplies guidelines, general requirements include the following items: Adhesive bandages, adhesive tape, antibiotic application, antiseptic, a breathing barrier, burn dressing (gel soaked), burn treatment, cold packs, eye covering, eye/skin wash, first aid guide, hand sanitizer, medical exam gloves, roller bandages, scissors, sterile pads, trauma pads, and triangular bandages. in addition the location of the kit must be easily accessible.This ANSI Class A first aid kit is great for small offices and general workplaces of up to 10 people. Whether an office environment or a factory, it is required to be prepared to treat minor injuries. Even if you have a kit purchase prior to June 2016, it likely no longer includes content needed for the types of incidents that occur in the workplace. The International Safety Equipment Association 2015 minimum requirements for workplace first aid kits and supplies (American National Standard ANSI/ISEA Z308.1-2015) is effective now. The assortment and quantity of supplies included in a first aid kit were chosen based upon a review of increased workplace incidents requiring first aid treatment, similar international standards and current practices in treating injuries.This ANSI Class A first aid kit is great for small offices and general workplaces of up to 25 people, it is easily wall mounted, and can also be quickly removed to be taken to the accident scene.

      The Urgent First Aid 25 Person ANSI & OSHA First Aid Kit is a perfect balance of form and function with the ideal first aid kit content for offices, home, auto, or almost anywhere - is even has a gasket to help keep out moisture and you get all this for just $19.99...less than most {All Purpose" home or consumer first aid kits... find it at Amazon, or here at First Aid Store...urg-3681_3

      Special use first aid kits that we recommend for specific reason include:

    • Choosing the right first aid kit: What to look for.

      We've talked about what to look for in purchasing an all purpose first aid kit and also talked about OSHA and ANSI requirements for first aid kits in the workplace.

      What about special purpose first aid kits?

      Here are some guidelines Adventure Medical follows in designing the Adventure Medical Kits product line:

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      We make kits that are right for the activity, group size and trip duration.  In any number of activities, it is likely you are to encounter a higher degree of one type of injury versus another (our hunting kits have more items to address traumatic bleeding than our basic hiking kits, our travel series has a wider range of medications (allergic reactions, diarrhea, etc) than our home kits – because at home, it is likely you have a solution for these problems in your medicine cabinet, or a local drug store where you can get relief – but in international travel, you may not understand the items at the local drug store or there may not be a solution readily available to you.

      Number of days:

      The range of injuries you might incur on an outing is going to increase the longer your outing.  If I’m going on a day hike or a one day hunting trip, the injuries or first aid needs I’m likely to sustain are reduced.  Typically you aren’t going as far, as high, as aggressive as you would on a 3+ day hike or other outing.  Therefore the injuries and/or frequency of an injury are going to be reduced.  You may get A blister, but you aren’t going to need 3+ treatments when you are on a day hike versus a 3+day hike.  You may get some bug bites, but you aren’t going to need to treat them over multiple days.   So we put enough items in a kit to handle one person for 1-2 days in our smaller kits based on our experience, our expert’s advice, and feedback from our consumers over the last 25 years of enjoying outdoor activities.  As the number of days you are going to be away from access to home treatments (more bandages, bottle of antiseptic spray, etc) or medical care, the number of supplies and the range of injuries are going to increase to accommodate the person and the situation.

      Number of people:

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      An individual is going to need a larger kit if they are going to be out (or away from medical care) for more days.  This is because the longer you are out, the higher needs for repetition of injury (treating a blister over multiple days or dealing with multiple blisters) or range of injury (needing to address more types of injuries).   Also, the larger the group size, the chance of someone having any type of injury (range) or the need to treat multiple people (frequency) is going to increase, so the contents in the kit are increased in terms of repetition (more bandages) and range (more types of injuries covered).

      In the smaller kits, it is assumed that the user knows basic first aid and can treat a cut/scrape/bug bite/blister, etc, so there is little if any instruction included in the kit.  In the larger kits (more days or more people more days), we include The Guide to Wilderness & Travel Medicine which explains how to treat a very wide range of injuries, provides techniques that can be improvised using items in the kit and/or items you will likely find in your activity or with the gear you would typically bring for your activity.  It also includes tips on what to watch for, when to worry, and a variety of other helpful tips developed by our experts who are all high ranking, currently practicing medical personnel who have a passion for the outdoors and first aid.  We also attempt to include all of the items referenced in the instructions in our kits as it is very frustrating to read about an instruction and turn to your kit and not find what you need.

      ~ Tender Corp/Adventure Medical Kits CEO Jason Cartwright

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