May 31, 2017

Work Safe!

IOS Work SafeJune is National Safety Month, and it’s a great time to review safety procedures with your veterinary team, replace needed items in your first aid kits, and ensure your clinic is safe for clients and pets.

Did you know every 7 seconds a worker gets injured in the job? A safe workplace is essential to running a happy and healthy business while keeping staff, clients, and pets safe at your clinic.

Take 10 minutes to review your safety checklist:

Be compliant: OSHA requires workplaces to have adequate first aid supplies readily available. Here are top items to keep in your first aid kits!

  • Plastic and fabric bandages 
  • Alcohol cleansing pads
  • Antiseptic towelettes
  • Castile soap towelettes
  • Antiseptic hand sanitizer packs
  • First aid tape rolls
  • Conforming gauze roll
  • Cold pack
  • Nitrile gloves
  • Sterile eye pads & eyewash
  • First aid/burn cream packs and burn gel dressing 
  • Antibiotic ointment packs
  • Sterile gauze pads
  • Scissors and tweezers

Be seen: Stay safe day or night in vests featuring reflective material.

Assess potential hazards: Select the right gloves for the job. Did you know hand injuries account for approximately 1 Million injuries annually? From synthetic disposable gloves to leather high dexterity and chemical resistant gloves, it’s essential to select the perfect option for the job. 

Watch your step: Use caution signs to help stop slips, trips and falls.

Extinguish risks: Gear up with fire safety products including up to date extinguishers. According to NFPA, an average of 5,650 structures fires occur in health care facilities a year.

Safeguard your sight: Use protective eyewear that meets safety standards. According to OSHA, 90 percent of eye injuries can be prevented using protective eyewear. When selecting eye protection, consider work situations and the nature of hazards at your workplace. Choose safety glasses or goggles that offer appropriate coverage and the right fit, and allow for sufficient peripheral vision. 

Prepare now! Visit Innovative Office Solutions today to make sure your office is equipped with all the safety items you need to keep you and your team out of harm’s way!

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