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7 Ways to Manage Workplace First Aid Theft

By Dot It March 7, 2017 1 comment

So your first aid supplies keep disappearing, huh? We’ve all been there. It’s hard to resist a quality-woven bandage or cotton gauze pads. However small the item, supply loss can turn into a real and costly problem for restaurant owners.

Tips You Can Start Tomorrow

Here are some easy things you can do to inhibit first aid supply pilferage.
  1. Make sure your first aid kit is located in an open, visible area.
  2. Purchase a SmartCompliance cabinet that has snap-in, tamper-resistant boxes.
  3. Have employees report any use of the first aid kit so you can address and reduce some of the more common injuries that take place.
  4. Create a first aid policy and include it in the new hire process. Have them sign and date it so you can reference it should problems continue.
  5. Install video surveillance pointing towards the kit.
  6. Keep track of inventory and check it on a regular basis.
  7. Send a memo or hold a meeting about employee theft, its implications and consequences.

Make Sure It’s Actually Theft

Be sure theft is actually occurring and you don’t just have accident-prone employees! You may be surprised to learn employees are getting injured more often than you thought.

If that’s the case, you can try the following:

  • Add more first aid supplies to your kit for the more common injuries, like adhesive bandages, gauze, wound cleaning agent, and nitrile gloves.
  • Purchase an additional kit and locate it in a different area of the workplace.
  • Hold safety training seminars to help prevent workplace injuries.

Tired of First Aid Theft?

If you’ve had it up to here with first aid theft, check out our SmartCompliance first aid cabinets.

Shop SmartCompliance cabinets online by visiting http://www.dotit.com/first-aid/first-aid-kits.html or call 800-642-3687.

Posted in: First Aid
Gary Cooper March 7, 2017 at 11:39 AM
We are continuously asked to help with this problem. I hope you find these tips helpful.