Offices might seem like a relatively safe place to be, but there are a number of injuries which are particular to offices and that need to be accounted for when putting together an office first aid kit.
As well, it is appropriate (especially for mid-size and large companies) to be prepared for a broad range of medical and first aid emergencies. These can include falls, heart attacks, choking and other potentially serious incidents. Your office first aid kit should go well beyond the items of a basic first aid kit.
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The following are some items that ought to be included in a first aid kit in addition to items listed for a basic first aid kit:
Notable aspects of office first aid
Safety preparedness in the office
Be sure to know and understand ANSI guidelines on first aid as they apply to your office.
An ergonomic check up is one way companies can reduce the chance of employee injury (and all its attendant problems: absenteeism, work loss, lowered morale, etc.).
Appoint an office first aid administrator.
Have an office fire escape plan, as well as emergency plans that anticipate earthquakes, power outages and other potential dangers.
Injuries are most likely to happen when offices are complacent, risks go unchecked and people get careless. Be vigilant.