Medications in your First Aid Kit

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Can you have medications, such as aspirin, in your workplace First Aid Kit? The simple answer is no. Here is a passage from the National Work Safety Code of Practice … 

Medication, including analgesics such as paracetamol and aspirin, should not be included in first aid kits because of their potential to cause adverse health effects in some people including asthmatics, pregnant women and people with medical conditions. The supply of these medications may also be controlled by drugs and poisons laws. Workers requiring prescribed and over-the-counter medications should carry their own medication for their personal use as necessary. – CODE OF PRACTICE | FIRST AID IN THE WORKPLACE pg 22

For a copy of the Code visit : http://amada-amavic.com/firstaid-code-practice/

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