JUNE IS NATIONAL SAFETY MONTH
June is National Safety Month, and the best way to celebrate is to move toward creating a safer work environment. From making sure you are meeting OSHA regulations to providing safety training for your employees, there are endless steps you can take to make sure your employees are protected.
Have Accessible First Aid Supplies
There is nothing worse than reaching into a first aid kit and realizing what you were looking for has run out or is expired. Whether your employees need an adhesive bandage for a minor cut or Aspirin to soothe their headache, they need to know the first aid supplies they need are readily available at any given moment. When it comes to an emergency, access to bandages, antiseptic, gauze and other items can help heal injuries and even be life-saving before professional help can be reached. Making sure that you not only have a first aid kit in your facility, but that it is accessible for your employees when they need it is important when it comes to creating a work environment that employees feel safe and supported in.
Make Sure You Are Meeting Regulations
According to the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA), the average penalty per OSHA violation is $14,502. It is easy for OSHA and ANSI violations to go unnoticed, especially when you are focused on growing your business. That is why you can leave safety to us. These are just some of the many regulations you should check off your list:
- Do your cabinets meet the minimal contents for first aid kits according to ANSIZ308.1-2015?
- Do you have a person or persons adequately trained to render first aid in your workplace?
- Do all of your kits include a CPR barrier?
- Is your Eyewash Station within a 10 second walk from the hazard?
- Does your Eyewash Station provide a continuous 15 minutes of flow?
- Many local ordinances now require Automated External Defibrillator devices on premise as part of their fire inspection. Are you familiar with your local AED regulations?
Our First Aid Service Specialists are experts in safety, and they will not only educate you on the national standards for first aid supplies, but they will provide a free safety assessment of your facility. Are you compliant?
Provide Safety Training For Your Employees
OSHA REGULATION CFR 1910.151(b) states that “In the absence of an infirmary, clinic, or hospital in near proximity to the workplace which is used for the treatment of all injured employees, a person or persons shall be adequately trained to render first aid. Adequate first aid supplies shall be readily available.” Apart from having to meet this regulation, providing training for your employees will make them feel safer and give them the peace of mind they deserve to go to work every day knowing they can keep each other protected. We offer first aid training as well as CPR and AED training, so you are always prepared no matter the emergency.
Have A Managed Uniform And Facility Services Program
Not only do your employees need specific uniforms depending on their industry and position, but they also need to make sure that the uniforms are properly washed so they don’t lose the properties that make them safe. That is why having a uniform rental program is the safest way to go when it comes to safety garments such as high visibility and flame-resistant uniforms.
Having floor mats in your facility is also a way you can keep your employees and customers safe. By having a managed program, you can be sure that you will have just the right number of mats you need, exactly where they need to be to avoid slips, trips and falls.
Partnering with us will ensure that your facility is not violating safety violations and that your employees always feel safe, valued and protected. Contact us here if you’re looking to start you uniform and facility services rental program or visit our First Aid website if you’re interested in a total first aid solution!
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