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What do I need to know about first aid kits on the job site

What Do I Need to Know About First Aid Kits on the Job Site?

First aid kits are essential if your work site includes dangerous tools and machinery. You can save a life and treat injuries with the first aid kits available at Ottawa Fastener Supply. Follow the Ontario Workplace Safety and Insurance Act and purchase a kit with sufficient supplies for your employee headcount.  

Do You Have Employees Trained in First Aid? 

If you have employees who are trained to administer first aid on the job, make sure that their coworkers know who to turn to in case of an injury. Depending on the size of your company and the nature of your work, you might want to consider scheduling first aid training for all employees. Even if employees aren’t trained in first aid, it’s important that everyone knows where to find basic supplies, like bandages and disinfectants. 

As well as clearly marking the location of first aid kits, and post-emergency contact numbers in a high-visibility location to ensure that help arrives quickly. Next, consider what to include in your first aid kit from the top safety supply store in Ottawa

What to Include in a First Aid Kit

First aid kits are important safety equipment in Ottawa. Consider adding these supplies to your kit: 

  • Butterfly-Closure Strips 
  • Antibiotic Ointments 
  • Antiseptic Wipes 
  • Sterile Gloves 
  • Sterile Dressings 
  • Gauze Bandages 
  • Adhesive Bandages 
  • Adhesive Tape 
  • Alcohol Swabs 
  • Ibuprofen/Aspirin 
  • Antihistamine 
  • Duct Tape 

If you need assistance choosing a first aid kit compliant with your province or industry, turn to a trusted Ottawa safety supply store. Contact Ottawa Fastener Supply today for details on the contents of a specific kit. 

Check out our blog for more information on all of the safety equipment you should have on your job site to protect your employees. 

Due to worldwide shortage of N95 masks, hand sanitizer, sanitizing wipes, and other PPE (Personal Protective Equipment), Ottawa Fastener cannot promise delivery ETA’s for these products and will NOT be holding products for customers. If products do become available, it will be on a first come, first served basis. Please call 613 828 5311 or email if you are looking for these products.

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