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January 2, 2014 (*Administrative Office)
Monticello, IA – Innovative Ag Services Co. (IAS), there is great importance in having a First Aid Program established. First aid refers to medical attention that is usually administered immediately after the injury occurs and at the location where it occurred. It often consists of a one-time, short-term treatment and requires little technology or training to administer. First aid can include cleaning minor cuts, scrapes, or scratches; treating a minor burn; applying bandages and dressings; the use of non-prescription medicine; draining blisters; removing debris from the eyes; massage; and drinking fluids to relieve heat stress.
IAS as you know is focused on safety but did you know we are fortunate to have a number of individuals across the company that participates voluntarily in being First Aid/CPR certified as well? It speaks volumes to the commitment to safety our employees show. This is a course IAS supports and funds.
If you’re looking for Safety topics specific to the Agriculture Industry the National Ag Safety Database is somewhere you can go and get information at no cost. Below is that link: http://www.nasdonline.org/browse/197/first-aid.html
We hope that you find this article beneficial and it will help you to improve safety in your daily work activities.
Medical and First Aid. (2013) United States Department of Labor, Occupational Safety & Health Administration, Retrieved December 23, 2013 from https://www.osha.gov/SLTC/medicalfirstaid/index.html