By Callen Stone
Jobsites can be dangerous if precautions are not taken and if the guidelines set by OSHA are not followed. Just like life happens, so do accidents. I’m sure anyone who has been involved in a job site accident was more than happy that their company/site had the necessary first aid products handy. From my time in sales, one of the tell-tale signs of a new job site going up was receiving an order for First Aid Kits and Eyewash Stations.
First Aid Kits
This one really encompasses almost all of the First Aid Products that you would need on a job site. There are a variety of sizes of kits available – 25 Man, 50 Man, 75 Man, 100 Man etc. People also classify them by shelf count – 2 Shelf, 3 Shelf, 4 Shelf. While OSHA doesn’t have strict requirements for what your First Aid Kit must contain, they do have a minimum requirements list. The list is as follows:
While these are not required through the job site OSHA does have this poly/requirement “where the eyes or body of any person may be exposed to injurious corrosive materials, suitable facilities for quick drenching or flushing of the eyes and body shall be provided within the work area for immediate emergency use.” There are a lot of options out there for Eyewash Stations so the best thing to do is to figure out what your needs are and select your station based on those.
Better Safe Than Sorry!
I tell you what, it is always better to be safe than sorry. This is something I catch myself saying more and more, and I know for a fact it’s paid off more than once. So, practice job site safety, use caution, and keep your head on a swivel! If you don’t…hopefully your job site is prepared.