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Farm Safety - What’s in Your Farm First Aid Kit?

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This is a blurb from Maine Farm Safety Program’s First Aid Kits for the Farm and Home. For the complete article, see First Aid Kits for the Farm and Home.

The following is a list of items that should be in a first aid kit carried in tractors and other farm machinery.

  • Extra change taped to the carrying case to make an emergency phone call
  • A basic first aid manual
  • Two triangular bandages with 36″ sides (made from bed sheets)
  • Spray antiseptic (not a pressurized can)
  • Sterile saline solution
  • Twelve adhesive bandages and four safety pins
  • Two pairs of rubber or latex gloves
  • Eye goggles
  • Three small packages of sugar
  • Mouth protection device for mouth-to-mouth resuscitation

Dressing Supplies:

  • Four compress bandages, 2″x2″, 4″x4″
  • 24″x72″ compress
  • One roll of adhesive tape
  • Six pressure bandages
  • Gauze bandage
  • Stainless steel bandage scissors (strong enough to cut through denim)
  • One elastic wrap
  • Cold pack
  • Amputation preservation kit (plastic bags: one large garbage bag, four kitchen-sized and two bread bags)

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