First aid cabinets can make the difference between a serious injury or even a fatal accident. Have the right supplies can is crucial to preventing dangerous incidents in the workplace.
But do you know what safety supplies are needed within your facility? Do you know what’s inside your first-aid cabinet?
Our CITY first-aid experts often see expired products or products completely unnecessary for a given workplace. Whenever are first aid service representatives meet with businesses to talk about their safety needs, the first-aid cabinet is a crucial part of the conversation especially when it’s required by law to have them accessible at all times.
When evaluating your first aid needs, CITY will evaluate the five critical areas of first-aid.
· Major injury and trauma
· Minor injuries
· Employee comfort (aspirin, Tylenol)
· Burn care
Depending on your facility, your needs may change and we want to make those requirements are being met by first taking a look at your current safety program and then deciding what makes sense for you. All of our safety services are customized for you. We don’t want you to be stuck with products you don’t need.
We also help advise you and make sure you understand the standards for your business that are required by ANSI [American National Standards Institute] and OSHA [Occupational Safety and Health Administration]. ANSI sets those standards while OSHA enforces them. Regulations can be a jungle. Our safe and simple service experts make sure to help you through that process and only focus on what’s relevant to you and your employees.
When determining first-aid cabinet needs we have to look at the different cabinet programs as defined by ANSI standards.
Class A and B cabinets vary in size and how much product is included. They are also required in different types of workplaces depending on what types of hazards can occur. Generally, Class A and B can differentiate by the environment.
CLASS A: Office Environment
CLASS B: Woodworking, welding, fabrication, large printers, large scale operations
Class A is recommended for more common workplace injuries that can occur during a regular workday. Minor cuts, abrasions, or sprains are all good examples of injuries that can be treated by accessing your Class A cabinet and finding the appropriate products for treatment.
Class A workplaces are generally regarded as lower-risk environments. Even if they are rated lower than a class B, they still include essential lifesaving equipment and tools.
Based on national and local requirements CITY includes among other items the following:
· Adhesive bandages
· Breathing barrier
· Burn treatments
· Hand sanitizer
A Class B cabinet includes all of the above-mentioned and other equipment in larger quantities because of the size of businesses it is required for. Class B applies to businesses like large manufacturing plants with a potentially high risk for injuries. They include equipment meant to treat life-threatening injuries and help with triage if necessary. Items not included in an A cabinet include:
· Padded Splint
Remember that depending on your individual needs, the items can go beyond what is required by state or federal law. CITY will always make sure you are compliant by providing you with the basic set of Class A or B products. However, if you require other specialized products or equipment, we all fully capable to provide you with any safety supplies that you need.
We believe safety is an important part of making sure your employees feel safe and appreciated. Safe and Simple is our job and we would love to help keep your workplace as safe as we can. An assessment of your workplace is completely free and we work based on your requirements.
Reach out today to schedule a meeting with First Aid and Facility Services Sales Manager Kevin Wormwood so we can handle and maintain your safety supply program.