Section 4. Safety and Security Measures

Safety and Security Measures

First Aid Kits

Well-stocked first aid kits should be kept in places accessible Farm at sunrise
to employees and other personnel.

You can purchase first aid kits at many drugstores or assemble your own. Contents of a first aid kit might include:

  • Adhesive tape
  • Aluminum finger splints
  • Antibiotic ointment
  • Antiseptic solution or towelettes
  • Bandages, including a roll of elastic wrap and bandage strips in assorted sizes
  • Instant cold packs
  • Cotton balls and cotton-tipped swabs
  • Disposable latex or synthetic gloves, at least two pair
  • Gauze pads and roller gauze in assorted sizes
  • Eye goggles
  • Petroleum jelly or other lubricant
  • Plastic bags for the disposal of contaminated materials
  • Safety pins in assorted sizes
  • Save-A-Tooth storage device containing salt solution and a travel case
  • Scissors, tweezers and a needle
  • Soap or instant hand sanitizer
  • Sterile eyewash, such as a saline solution
  • Thermometer
  • Triangular bandage
  • Medications such as pain relievers and personal medications
  • Activated charcoal (use only if instructed by your poison control center)
  • Anti-diarrhea medication
  • Over-the-counter oral antihistamine
  • Calamine lotion
  • Over-the-counter hydrocortisone cream
  • If prescribed by your doctor, drugs to treat an allergic attack, such as an auto-injector of epinephrine )
  • Syringe, medicine cup or spoon
  • Small, waterproof flashlight and extra batteries
  • Candles and matches
  • Sunscreen
  • Mylar emergency blanket
  • First-aid instruction manual

Store all medications according to manufacturer's specifications. Check your first aid kits regularly, at least every three months, to be sure the flashlight batteries work and to replace supplies that have expired.