Build a Proper First-Aid Kit
When home-building accidents happen, off-the-shelf kits just don’t cut it. Here’s what you really need.
As a full-time ski patroller, carpenter T.H. Richards has gotten extensive first-aid training. That education led him to design a thorough job-site first-aid kit that goes beyond the usual bandages and gauze pads of “industrial” first-aid kits. Richards’s inclusive job-site first-aid kit includes materials for minor cuts, scrapes, and splinters; eye care; sprains and broken bones; burns; arterial bleeding; impaled objects; and amputation. He also has safety gear: safety glasses and nitrile gloves. Richards also encourages carpenters to take a basic first-aid course to learn to use the tools in the first-aid kit.