First Aid | Why Some Do, and Others Do Not

Posted on: August 1st, 2022 by Valerie Wetlaufer | No Comments

A proper first aid program at your workplace is vital to keep your employees safe and follow governing regulations. Some companies find that having a first aid provider solves many headaches and saves them time, while others believe it is more efficient to tackle their first aid needs internally.

Yellow background with first aid cabinet and quote nobody every said oh i'm glad i didn't get that workplace first aid program when something happens. Audrey Prady CITY First Aid Sales Representative

According to CITY First Aid Sales Representative Audrey Prady, many companies choose to have a first aid provider to have peace of mind regarding their employee’s safety. Here are a few reasons prospects offer as to why they have decided to go a different route.


1) They want to be more hands-on and are doing it themselves

Wanting to do it themselves is the biggest reason people give for not investing in a workplace first aid program. We understand that you know your business best, and we can appreciate those who want to be involved in keeping their team safe.


As experts in the industry, we take it upon ourselves to always stay on top of the ongoing rigorous changes and regulations and ensure our customers are OSHA and ANSI compliance.


It takes a dedicated teammate to manage a first aid program, and we have found some companies think they are saving time and money, but they don’t consider the lag time between when they order products from an online store and have to assemble, install, and stock a first aid cabinet themselves week over week or month over month.


Workplace safety requires ongoing involvement. Depending on the size and field of your operations, it can be a full-time job to ensure employees are safe and your business is compliant. At CITY, we understand the importance of always having product on hand and service that focuses on workplace safety compliance so that you never have to worry about running out of products or having to store large quantities of product.


“You have to ask yourself, how much is your time worth? In the long run, it is much cheaper to have CITY handle First Aid for you,” says Troy Zimmerman, Area Manager, and First Aid Expert.


We have heard from others that OSHA Laws and Regulations can be confusing, but we take steps to ensure your business is compliant to prevent and prepare for a workplace injury. At CITY, we understand that any downtime is a high cost. We offer well-managed, hassle-free inventory programs and workplace first aid cabinets that are routinely serviced to remain fully stocked with high-quality safety products by trained employees. We help businesses save time and money while staying OSHA compliant and more productive with minimized risk.


2) They think their business is not the right size for a first aid program

Whether you have one employee or 1,000, every person and team needs first aid.


CITY offers two options that you can build upon. We offer Class A and Class B first aid kits.

  • Class A kits are for clients working in office settings or for people not operating heavy machinery.
  • Class B kits are for clients who work in manufacturing or people in a factory setting with a greater risk of injury. We know precisely what is needed to stay compliant with OSHA and will service your account at times that are most convenient for you.

We can also customize your workplace first aid program to provide just what your employees need the most. For example, if you are a restaurant, we can make sure to add more burn creams. If you are in a loud working environment, we have options for ear protection.


We believe a first aid cabinet is about preparing for the unexpected. That has little to do with how large or small a business is.


3) A Past Provider Left Them With a Bad Experience  

“The number one reason people choose to go with a national provider is simply the coverage they offer, from a service footprint standpoint,” according to Audrey,” or just the name recognition of them being a national provider.”


At the end of the day, the national providers and the local providers are all trying to accomplish the same task. We want to ensure we have the right service plan to get you what you need in case of an accident, but what happens in the middle truly differentiates us from our competition.


We know mistakes will happen; we are all human, but the difference is in how quickly we respond and the ease of communication with the people in our company that truly can make a decision to resolve the problem. As a fourth-generation family-owned company, we empower our people to make decisions on the spot so we can have a result to you quickly. We are a company that strives to take care of our people, from our employees to our customers.


Whether you have a managed first aid program or handle it yourself, the most important thing is that the people are taken care of.


“People are our most valuable asset,” CITY President Colin Wetlaufer said. It’s our people who make the difference. We care. We respond to our customers in an urgent matter because we know the services that we provide them are crucial and needed to run their business day in and day out.


Safe and Simple.


To find out more about CITY’s workplace First Aid program, visit our First Aid website.


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