Pro Pickup

April 2013

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MOBILEOFFICE By Larry Walton RIGHT WRAP First Aid Kits for the prepared contractor KIT CONTENTS: 12) 6) 24) 12) 3) 2) 2) 2) 1) 1) 1) 1) 1) 2) 4) 1) 4) 1) 1) 6) 6) 10) 1) 10) 2) 2) 2) 1) 1) Adhesive Bandage Fabric 1" x 3" Adhesive Bandage 1" x 3" Adhesive Bandage 3" x 3/4" Adhesive Bandage 1 3/4" x 3/8" X-Large Strip Knuckle Bandage Fingertip Bandage Butterfly Closure Moleskin 2" x 2" Tape Roll Triangular Bandage Trauma Pad (5 x 9) Eye Pad Gauze Pad 2" x 2" Gauze Pad 3" x 3" Gauze Roll 2" Examination Gloves Instant Cold Pack Tweezer Antibiotic Ointment Burn Cream Antiseptic Towelettes Safety Pin Cotton Tipped Applicators Ibuprofen 200mg Aspirin 325mg Non Aspirin 325mg First Aid Guide Case w/label Y ou've seen the signs: First Aid Kit On Board. The purpose is to let employees know where the first aid kit is located on the jobsite. These signs can also be a welcome site in the event of an automobile accident. In fact, company work pickups are often ad hoc first responders in cases of emergency. This is a good reason to keep a well-stocked first aid kit in your mobile office. The safety of your crew is another good reason to keep these portable medical supplies on hand. Construction workers and landscapers are familiar with minor cuts and abrasions; it's part of the job. But properly caring for these small wounds can keep them from becoming big problems. Of course another good reason is OSHA compliance. "Adequate first aid supplies shall be readily available," OSHA says. OSHA cites ANSI Minimum Requirements for Workplace First Aid Kits. Your state may also use the ANSI list or it can specify additional content. Usually kits labeled as ANSI compliant are a good idea on company pickup trucks. It's also prudent to make provisions in the first aid kit for the type of work you will be around with your pickup. Eye wash kits for some, burn This 122 piece ANSI compliant Industrial First Aid Kit by Ready America is compact at 8 1/2 inches by 6 inches by 3 inches but has everything needed for minor jobsite injuries. 16 PROPICKUP April 2013 PP0413_Mobile Office.indd 16 3/8/13 9:12 AM

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