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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:

    • How to prevent common office place injuries...

      We've talked a lot lately about the need to update your office first aid kits to the new ANSI First Aid Requirements, as well as information about keeping your records straight on workplace mishaps but what about preventing the injuries before you need to treat them or report them?

      Quill put out a great infographic to help with this that we would like to share:

      Injury–Proof Your Office Prevent Safety Hazards with this Important Guide

      Injury–Proof Your Office Prevent Safety Hazards with this Important Guide

      Each year, more than 4 million workers suffer a serious job-related injury or illness. From slips, falls, and trips to lifting and striking/catching injuries (when workers are struck or caught by an object), workplace hazards are inevitable—even in an office setting. If you experience an injury on the job, we've got the steps you should take to keep your employer and insurer in the loop. As for employers, we have tips and suggestions to keep your workplace safe, which include installing proper lighting and surfaces, stocking up on the right supplies to stay organized and prevent tripping hazards, and educating employees. Check out the infographic above to help prevent workplace injuries and know what to do should one occur.

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    • Understanding ANSI 2015 Requirements and OSHA Regulations for First Aid Kits

      OSHA (U.S Department of Labor Occupational Safety & Health Administration) is the main federal agency charged with the enforcement of safety and health legislation. OSHA regulations regarding first aid kits are contained in the Code of Federal Regulations under section 29 CFR 1910.151 and in Appendix A. OSHA does not provide specifications for first aid kit contents per se but defines mandatory requirements for availability of kits on worksites. In Appendix A of the OSHA guidelines, ANSI is referenced as the originator of first aid kit specifications and minimum contents requirements (see ANSI requirements in more detail below).


      ANSI Z308.1-2015 / American National Standard Minimum Requirements for Workplace First Aid Kits and Supplies are in effect as of June 17, 2016.

      One of the most significant changes from previous editions is the introduction of two classes of first aid kits, based on the assortment and quantity of first aid supplies. Class A kits are designed to deal with most common workplace injuries, such as minor cuts, abrasions and sprains. First aid kits designated as Class B include a broader range and quantity of supplies to deal with injuries in more complex or high-risk environments.

      First aid kits are also designated by Type (I, II, III or IV) depending on the work environment in which they are to be used. For example, Type 1 identifies kits used indoors and permanently mounted to a wall or other structure; Type IV kits are suitable for outdoor use and must pass tests for corrosion, moisture and impact resistance.

      Workplaces vary widely in their degree of hazards, location, size, amount of staff training and availability of professional medical services. With the exception of the Logging Operations standard, 29 CFR 1910.266, OSHA standards do not require specific first-aid-kit contents. This includes the Medical Services and First Aid standards in both general industry and construction, 1910.151 and 1926.50. These OSHA requirements cite ANSI Z308.1 as the minimum required.

      Employers should evaluate their own workplaces to determine whether additional supplies or kits are needed, based on the size and specific hazards of their workplaces.

      The 2015 ANSI revision introduces two classes of first aid kits

      Class A kits with contents designed to deal with most common types of workplace injuries.
      Class B kits with a broader range and quantity of supplies to deal with injuries in more complex or high-risk environments.

      ANSI Z308.1-2015 Required Contents

      In order to be ANSI compliant, First Aid Kits must contain the following components

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