When cuts, scrapes or accidents happen to patients or dental staff, they expect a fully stocked first aid kit to be readily accessible. Plus, OSHA regulations require workplaces (such as dental offices) to have first kits that meet the latest ANSI standards – updated in 2015. Does your office have a first aid kit? And, does it support the 2015 standards?
History of ANSI’s List
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is the sub-agency under the umbrella of the Department of Labor that oversees workplace safety and health. In their mission to increase workers’ safety, OSHA relies on American National Standards Institute(ANSI) for first aid requirements in workplaces. Originally set in 1998, the ANSI Standardswere significantly overhauled several times from 2003 to 2014. The subsequent revision in 2015 (ANSI / ISEA Z308.1-2015) was published on June 17, 2015, setting the “comply by” date as June 17, 2016. Practices with first aid kits that do not mean the 2015 ANSI standards should upgrade to be OSHA compliant.
Introducing HealthFirst’s First Aid Kit
HealthFirst knows how important it is for dental practices to prioritize patient safety and regulatory compliance. As dentistry’s partner for practice readiness, HealthFirst introduces its First Aid Kit that meets ANSI 2015 standards and is OSHA compliant. This kit includes several features to help dental practices keep it stocked and ready for those inevitable cuts and accidents.
A few of the key features of the First Aid Kit include:
- Smart Cabinet Design – well organized, easy to use and restock
- SmartTab ezRefill System – reveals bright yellow reminder tabs when it’s time to reorder
- OnTraq’s free tasking function – reminds staffs to check supply levels
These features along with the complete list of ANSI 2015 contents provide dental practices with means to be OSHA compliant and ready to respond to accidents requiring first aid.