First Aid Station - A $100 Worth Spending

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Blog entry by NickyP posted 12-05-2013 10:57 PM 1902 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The idea of having a First Aid Station was not at the forefront of my thinking when I began assembling a woodworking shop. However, when I stumbled upon some good information over at the Wood Whisper regarding this I quickly realized the extreme importance of it and created what I hope & feel is a good mix of what should prove to be beneficial in the wood shop if and/or when it may be needed.

The basket sits at about eye level with the telephone right underneath and a first aid chart to the right with a list of what to do in each type of aid situation along with telephone #’s of next-door neighbor, local friends to call, and family contact that can been taken with to the ER. Here is what’s in the basket:

I purposely broke the items up into two boxes and clearly labeled them (cuts & lacerations and eyes & amputations) to make it easier to find what you need during this critical time. The cuts & lacerations box contains sterile gloves & neosporin; knuckle, strip, and patch bandages for small cuts; and scissors & large rolls of gauze, waterproof tape, and quick clot to stop bleeding for large cuts:

The eyes & amputation box contains a bottle of eye wash; a roll of self-sticking gauze & a large gauze bandage roll; a tourniquet; and a instant cold compress with a zip-lock bag to put the digit in:

And of course a good pair of tweezers (these are Tweezerman):

I hope I never have to use any of this stuff ever but this is $100 that I had no trouble spending.

-- -- "Never underestimate the power of a kind word, a good deed, or a table saw."

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#1 posted 12-05-2013 10:59 PM

now just add a $25 fire extinguisher and you’re all set!

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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#2 posted 12-05-2013 11:03 PM

It’s funny you said that PurpLev as I ordered one on Amazon today!

-- -- "Never underestimate the power of a kind word, a good deed, or a table saw."

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#3 posted 12-06-2013 11:18 PM

Looks like you’ve got the basic needs covered. Now lets hope you (or anyone else) never need ‘em!

-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

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