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Why Employers Need First Aid Training

Whether the workplace is an office or a construction site, every employer needs to have first aid training and first aid products closely around.

There are plenty of reasons why employers need to have this training and knowledge. According to the National Safety Council, in 1997 it was estimated more than 80 million people lost workdays due to unintentional injuries - and that number continues to stay around every year. In 1997, those injuries cost American businesses $127 billion, or an average of $980 per worker.

What risks can your employees face?

Whether your employees work in a high-hazard or low-hazard environment, they face a lot of risks - bleeding, poisoning, burns, temperature highs and lows, shock, bites and stings, musculoskeletal injuries, medical emergencies, and distress. If you or your employees aren't prepared to handle these types of injuries, a victim's condition may worsen before medical personnel arrive, which leads to greater medical costs and lost productivity.

 

Employers need to know which products they need and how to use them.

 

Which products do employers need?

The easiest one to have on the worksite would be a First Aid Kit. First Aid Kits include multiple safety items for easy access all in one box. Any employer should have a First Aid Kit in case of emergencies. Ritz Safety offers a lot of options that best fits what your workplace needs:

2-Shelf Small Industrial First Aid Kit

A versatile and functional First Aid Kit, including a variety of first aid products that are applicable to a broad range of applications and job types. All contents meet ANSI Z308.1-2015 standards! This First Aid Kit includes:

  • Heavy Weight Woven Bandage; Fingertip and Knuckle
  • 12" x 3" Non-Adhesive Sterile Pads
  • Antiseptic Pump Spray
  • 3" Plastic Strips
  • Small Ice Packs
  • Antibiotic Ointment
  • Tourniquet
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Disposable Vinyl Gloves
  • Gauze Pads
  • And MORE

120 Piece Plastic First Aid Kit

A portable plastic kit that is versatile for in the home, at the job site, in the car, on the sports field, or wherever you need basic first aid. Includes:

  • Bandages
  • Tape
  • Cotton Tips
  • Finger Splints
  • First Aid Guide
  • Gauze Pads (different sizes)
  • Gauze Roll
  • Vinyl Latex-Free Gloves
  • Cold Pack,
  • Alcohol Prep Pads
  • Scissors and tweezers
  • And MORE

Want to see more? Visit First Aid Kits.


Another medical safety item that employers should think about investing in is Emergency Showers and Wash Stations. Depending on your job site or workplace, Ritz Safety has certain shower units that best fit your application or ideal situation.

Drench Shower/Eyewash Station

This station provides the most consistent distribution of water and the most effective removal of contaminants. It features:

  • Universal activation
  • Self-draining spray head
  • Separate supply and waste
  • Freestanding floor mount
  • Plastic bowl with hinged plastic dust cover
  • Galvanized steel pipe with BradTech Safety Yellow Coating
  • Hand activation
  • Identification sign and inspection tag

There are many more shower station options!

 

Other First Aid Products For Employers

There are many other safety items:

Want to know more about Ritz Safety Medical Items or get First Aid/CPR Training?

 

 

 

 

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