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Thursday, January 2, 2014

Standards for Medical Services and First Aid

Accidents happen.

We know this, therefore we need to hope for the best but prepare for the worst. Make sure your industrial coating shop is as safe a workplace as you can make it for your employees. The OSHA Standards regarding medical services and first aid are found in OSHA 29 CFR 1910.151:

1910.151 (a): Employers must make available medical personnel for consultation on shop health. 

1910.151 (b): If there is no infirmary, clinic, or hospital close by, at least one person in the shop needs to be adequately trained to render first aid. All first aid supplies must be readily available.

1910.151 (c): If there is a possibility that an employee's eyes or body could be exposed to harmful corrosive substances, there must be facilities for quick drenching or flushing within the work area.

Complying with these standards will not prevent accidents, but they will make handling accidents much faster and safer.

To see safety and first aid products for your shop, please visit the safety products section of our website.

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