First Aid and Safety Issues

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What safety concerns should I have with the purchase of new drum equipment?

First Aid and Safety Issues

The work area's first aid training and supplies kits should reflect the kinds of mishaps likely to happen with the gear you're using.

If you are using overhead drum equipment, your crews should be trained in procedures for dealing with shock, head trauma and eye injuries. Additionally, your protective gear should be updated to include helmets, hearing protection, heavy-duty gloves and eyewash.

Transporting drums means potential leakage either from factory defects in the drum, damage to the drum before you took possession, or an accidental drop or tipping. If you currently don't have eye protection or eyewash onsite, it's in your best interest to provide these items for your workers. The expense of adding these today is the money you'll save on doctor bills and lost productivity tomorrow.



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