Skin Care First Aid Kits:
Contact dermatitis, a skin condition that causes an outbreak due to exposure to contaminants, is the second reason for work related claims for disability. Skin care first aid kits should be readily available in jobs where employees may come into contact with hazardous materials or organic substances that can cause dermatitis. In addition, OSHA approved first aid kits often include skin care kits that contain medicated lotions and creams.
In order to protect employees who have exposure to skin irritants companies should have skin care first aid kits on hand that contain the following products:
It is important for employees to work in sanitary conditions and be able to clean their hands. Sanitizing soap can come in a liquid form, bar form or even waterless gel used for sanitizing the skin and protecting it from germs. If your employees are working in an area where water is scarce, such as in a field, you should provide them with waterless soap for sanitizing.
Medicated Lotions and Creams:
Medicated lotions and creams are found in first aid kits and help with slight burns, insect bites and even aching joints that may be part of work hazards. Every first aid kit should have these skin care items included for the protection of workers. .
Sunscreen and Insect Repellents:
A company that has employees working outside needs to make sure that they are protected against the harmful UV rays of the sun as well as bites from various insects. Sunscreen and insect repellent are part of the skin care kits for those with employees working out of doors.
Lip balms not only protect employees outdoors from getting chapped lips, but also contain a sunscreen that protects them from the sun. Skin disorders and cancers can affect the lips, so protecting employees who work outdoors with lip balms makes sense for companies.
Skin Barrier Sprays:
Employees who work near hazardous chemicals can use skin barrier sprays as part of their personal protection equipment. Any employee that is exposed to possible contaminants should be instructed on wearing skin barrier sprays.
It is not good enough for companies to just have skin care first aid kits for employees, they should also train employees on how to use the products that are contained in skin care first kits so that they can protect themselves from various toxins, irritants, sun rays and even insect bites. Companies are obligated, under OSHA, to not only provide a safe workplace for their employees, but also to make certain that their employees know how to use the first aid kits and products provided by the employer.
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