Most people want to assemble or buy a first aid kit to place in the family car, shop or tractor, or in other places where it might be needed. First aid kits can be assembled from items found in the home or purchased in drug stores. Proper first aid training is more important than the best first aid kit. A person can help and treat people with knowledge, hands and nearby materials. A first aid kit is useless if a person does not know how to use it.
First Aid Kits
All trucks and buildings should have a first aid kit. The primary driver of each truck is responsible for ensuring that the kit is present and checked monthly for completeness. Any driver using the truck should make sure the kit is in the truck before taking it on a call. All buildings should have a 36-unit first aid cabinet, and it should be checked monthly.
Immediately replace any used component of the first aid kit. Replacement modules should be kept in inventory in each building. If any unused portion has a chance of being contaminated, it should be discarded and replaced. Keep all materials clean and sanitary.
First Aid Kits for Tractors and Other Farm Machinery
The following is a list of items that should be in a first aid kit carried in tractors and other farm machinery.
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This Maine Farm Safety Fact Sheet is part of an educational fact sheet series produced by the University of Maine Cooperative Extension. For more information on farm safety, contact your county Extension office.
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