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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:

    • OSHA vs ANSI First Aid - More on OSHA

      We explained quite a bit about ANSI First Aid Standards and ISEA Guidelines, now it is time to learn how these play into compliance with OSHA First Aid Regulations:

      OSHA First Aid Kits Definitions and Requirements

      OSHA
        • Who is OSHA?
          OSHA (Occupational Safety & Health Administration) is a sub-agency of the US Department of Labor. It issues standards to segments of the work force and polices these regulations with a staff of inspectors who make periodic work site checks. The purpose of these standards is to insure workplace safety. Fines are imposed if repeated infractions are noted.
        • What are OSHA's requirements for a first aid kit?
          Based on Federal OSHA Regulation Standard 1910.151.b: "Adequate first aid supplies shall be readily available." This rule applies to treatment of minor injuries that occur in the workplace.
        • What do I need to do to ensure OSHA compliance?
          You should be concerned with OSHA compliance on both a federal and state level. Currently, 30 states follow the Federal OSHA regulations as stated above, while 22 states follow a regulation that combines the Federal standard and imposes an individualized state by state requirement. The state standard can be reviewed on the Internet or by contacting your local OSHA office.

      Both Federal and State OSHA regulations do include the 'non-mandatory' OSHA-ANSIrequirements that coincide with ANSI's first aid kit regulations. As a company, we feel that eventually, these agencies will adopt ANSI as part of their regulation.

      • Can the First Aid Store website  help me be in compliance? 
        All our industrial first aid kits meet or exceed Federal OSHA standards. Additionally, our line includes metal and plastic unitized kits that meet or exceed Federal OSHA standards and exceed the new ANSI requirements. For more information on the new ANSI standards see the ANSI First Aid article & 2015 ANSI First Aid Guidelines update.

      Business & Industrial First Aid Kits and Cabinets. OSHA and ANSI Compliant First Aid for businesses with all the recommended Commercial First Aid Kit Content - Wall Mountable Cabinets, First Aid Stations, and all other OSHA Compliance First Aid needs for Business and Construction. Also see our First Aid Cabinets & OSHA SmartCompliance!

      Our OSHA First Aid Kits exceed the OSHA Approved first aid list on contents - available from minimum fill to Large Bulk first aid kits - from 10 to 50+ Person Kits. General Workplace Cabinet and Refill Units.
      Our OSHA Compliance First Aid Kit Sets with CPR & BBP - Complete sets meet OSHA Regulations for First Aid, and include the required items for Bloodborne Pathogens. Personal Protection & CPR Compliance! Restaurants, Industrial businesses, and Office workplaces have safety requirements to comply with.
      Our SmartCompliance First Aid Program meets & exceeds the OSHA Approved list for General Workplace & Food Service First Aid Cabinets. Industry OSHA Compliant Kits with and without Medications. Register and maintain your cabinet for a guarantee to pay any OSHA fines.
    • OSHA Approved First Aid Kits and OSHA Certified First Aid Kits

      We hear it all the time... "I need and OSHA Approved First Aid Kit" or "I am looking for and OSHA Certified First Aid Kit", there is no such thing... OSHA (United States Department of Labor Occupational Health & Safety Division) is a Federal Government Agency - they do not endorse products.

      OSHA sets forth OSHA First Aid Kit guidelines for General Industry, for Construction, and Industry Specific OSHA First Aid kit guidelines, but OSHA does not "Approve" any manufacturer's first aid kits... it is up to the manufacturer to assure that the kits fulfill the OSHA First Aid Kit Requirements, and thereby state that the kits are "OSHA Compliant" or that the kits "meets OSHA First Aid Kit Guidelines".

      The first aid kits on that say they meet certain regulations are "OSHA Compliant" in that they meet or exceed OSHA First Aid Guidelines for the purposes they are defined as suiting.

      If someone tells you the are selling you an "OSHA Approved First Aid Kit" beware...they are probably stretching the truth (that is polite for the "L" word) -  ask them for their Approval from OSHA... surely if OSHA "Approved" the kit, it would be in writing in an official OSHA document, no?

      Otherwise, shop with legitimate and experienced First Aid Professionals for OSHA Compliant First Aid Kits and OSHA Compliant First Aid Kit refills! These OSHA Compliant kits will usually state

      Meet federal OSHA requirement §1910.151b. State requirements may vary.

      Satisface el requisito §1910.151b federal de OSHA. Requisitos estatales pudieran variar.

      There are many OSHA guidelines for first aid and medical compliance.

      OSHA-Smart-Compliance-First-AidYou can find OSHA First Aid Programs with Guaranteed Compliance (The Manufacturers will pay any fine if you participate and register, and keep your kit maintained, yet still get an OSHA fine - the are available for Restaurant/Food Service First Aid & for General Industry First Aid Compliance.

      There are also standard General Industry OSHA & ANSI First Aid Kits, and General Industry OSHA & ANSI First Aid Cabinets - both of these are usually offered in varying sizes according to number of people - be sure to equip your location for the highest number of possible employees and guests on premises at any time. (What is the difference between OSHA First Aid and ANSI First Aid?)

      Them too - some industries and business types have special requirements above and beyond the General Industry OSHA First Aid Requirements - a few of these are:

      If unsure - call your First Aid Provider - any reputable First Aid Company will have Toll Free Customer Service ready to assist and advise on your needs.

       

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