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Coinciding with the start of the new year, Texas has implemented a new first aid law. House Bill 496, which went into effect on January 1st, 2020, requires all public schools and open-enrollment charter schools in the state of Texas to have bleeding control kits available on campus. These first aid kits are being referred to as ‘Stop the Bleed’ kits. They are required to be placed in easily accessible areas and are to be included in a school’s emergency preparedness plans.
A properly stocked first aid kit and safety training will mitigate the occurrence and severity of most accidents that take place in commercial kitchens. Knowing what should be in a restaurant first aid kit, how many kits you need, and where and how to properly administer first aid is essential for any food operator.
Running a restaurant is hard work. The last thing you need to worry about is managing your first aid. Below are some of the most common complaints we’ve heard about restaurants’ first aid and our suggestions on how to fix them.
Not many people realize it is an OSHA requirement to have a certain number of first aid items available in their first aid kits. Most kits have the required amount of items, but it's always good to have