OSHA Medical Kits for Industries

Written By Iniesta Estable on Friday, January 18, 2013 | 9:45 AM

It is the duty of every employer to create an environment, which is free from hazards that may cause serious physical injury or fatal consequences to employees. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration under the Department of Labor ensures that each and every employee works under a safe roof.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) was created by the US government after the Occupational Safety and Health Act was passed in 1970. It currently operates under the United States Department of Labor. OSHA was created to ensure that employers provide a safe and healthy working condition for employees. The act covers the safety of the laborers employed in different sectors ranging from laborers in agricultural operations to construction workers. According to the OSH Act, each employer should provide employment and a place of employment for its employees that are free from recognized hazards, which may cause serious physical injury or even death.

The employer should cnmply by the standards prescribed by the OSH Act strictly. Failure to follow these standards or violations may result in a penalty ranging from $500 to $70,000. The act also covers the minimum acceptable first aid kits and emergency medical supplies that industries and workplaces must have. Standards - 29 CFR under the Occupational Safety and Health Standards covers the minimal acceptable first aid kits. It enlists 15 different items ranging from gauze pads, bandages, and scissors to blankets, gloves, and tweezers. Each employer should ensure that their place of employment is provided with at least the minimal medical supplies as well as first aid kits and emergency medical kits as prescribed by the OSHA.

The 50 Person First Aid Kit and 25 Person First Aid Kit satisfies the minimal standards set by the OSHA.