Have you checked your first-aid kit?

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