Every 18 seconds someone is injured at work, says the American Red Cross. So be prepared. Post an action plan near every first aid kit. It should include phone numbers for hospitals, ambulances and a poison control center. Also insert simple instructions and illustrated charts for CPR and treating burns. Stock the first aid kit with painkillers, bandages, ice bags, gauze, adhesive tape, burn ointment, rubber gloves and scissors. Defibrillators can restore a normal heartbeat. With proper training, employees can learn to use them.
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