Published by RitzSafety on
May 26, 2021 3:02:06 PM
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:
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:
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.