By Niels de Hoop / Louisiana Logger
What’s in a First-Aid Kit?
A first-aid kit is something that sits quietly off to the side — until we need it. Then, we expect it to be prominent, clean, up-to-date and fully stocked.
By OSHA regulations, all job sites in all industries must have a first-aid kit appropriate in size to the number of people on the worksite. However, because loggers work dangerous careers in remote areas, first-aid kits and training on logging sites must be better.
Each logging job site must have the following:
1. Loggers First-Aid kit;
2. Blood-borne Pathogen kit;
3. Smaller first-aid kit in each vehicle.
"A first-aid kit is something that sits quietly off to the side — until we need it. Then, we expect it to be prominent, clean, up-to-date and fully stocked."
Loggers First-Aid Kit At a minimum, the following items must be in a first-aid kit on a logging site:
1. Gauze pads (at least 4-by-4 inches).
2. Two large gauze pads (at least 8-by-10 inches).
3. Box adhesive bandages (Band-Aids).
4. One package gauze roller bandage at least 2 inches wide.
5. Two triangular bandages.
6. Wound cleaning agent suc