JUL 2019

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34 @dayspamagazine • July 2019 In Case of Emergency Build your fi rst aid kit to ensure it meets mandatory OSHA requirements. by Karie L. Frost BACK TO BASICS 1Splint 2Two triangular bandages 3Box adhesive bandages 4Latex gloves 5Scissors 6One package gauze roller bandage (at least 2" wide) 7Resuscitation equipment such as resuscitation bag, air way or pocket mask 8Adhesive tape 9At least one blanket 0Wound cleaning agent such as sealed moistened towelettes qGauze pads (at least 4" x 4") wTweezers eTwo elastic wraps rTwo large gauze pads (at least 8" x 10") ARMANDO SANCHEZ The more employees you have, the more of each OSHA-mandated item you need. This list is for businesses with two to three employees, so adjust your numbers accordingly. Brief all employees about what the fi rst aid kit includes, as well as how to provide emergency fi rst aid treatment in diverse situations. Keep a vigilant eye on your kit's inventor y. If you're unable to add it to your own to-do list, appoint a responsible staff member to check the kit monthly and restock as needed. Keep your fi rst aid kit in a location that is visible and easily accessible. u 1 9 2 3 6 4 q w 5 0 e PREPAREDNESS IS A TRICKY THING: Your business may not have experienced an emergency thus far, so you have plenty of time to get your ducks in a row, right? But when you lack a plan, you put your spa at risk—during minor mishaps and full-blown disasters. The fi rst and easiest step to preparing your workplace? Building a proper fi rst aid kit. Here's a rundown of the items that the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) deems mandatory for small businesses. 7 8 r

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