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Emergency Dental Supplies All Workplaces Should Keep

You’re at the gym when a basketball hits you right in the face or a soccer ball is flying right towards your head. You start to think, I’m going to need an emergency dentist with me. Here’s what you can do in the meantime.

According to federal law, all locations offering employment must have sufficient first aid kits with these tools in case of an emergency. Sports centers like gyms are also advised to have someone trained in the use of first aid, in case you need to apply it effectively. Here’s a breakdown of the first aid kit list:

1. Gauze pads (at least 4 x 4 inches).

2. Two large gauze pads (at least 8 x 10 inches).

3. Box adhesive bandages (band-aids).

4. One package gauze roller bandage at least 2 inches wide.

5. Two triangular bandages.

6. Wound cleaning agent such as sealed moistened towelettes.

7. Scissors.

8. At least one blanket.

9. Tweezers.

10. Adhesive tape.

11. Latex gloves.

12. Resuscitation equipment such as resuscitation bag, airway, or

pocket mask.

13. Two elastic wraps.

14. Splint.

15. Directions for requesting emergency assistance.

[59 FR 51672, Oct. 12, 1994; 60 FR 47022, Sept. 8, 1995]


If your workplace doesn’t have these tools, then it is advised to talk to a supervisor about getting them, as it is required by law.

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