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Document ID (ISN)65227
CIS number 95-1685
ISSN - Serial title 0962-7480 - Occupational Medicine
Year 1995
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Ferriday D.
Title The use and cost of first aid in the food and drink manufacturing industry
Bibliographic information Aug. 1995, Vol.45, No.4, p.199-204. 11 ref.
Abstract A questionnaire survey of 36 food and drink manufacturing companies in the United Kingdom showed that almost all of the companies complied with current legislation by providing trained first aiders and adequate treatment equipment and facilities. The average cost was GBP 16.00 per worker per year. The majority of the treatment provided (93%) was of a minor nature. A case is made for first-aid training to be reduced in content, but undertaken more frequently, to ensure that first aiders can adequately manage an acute, life-threatening medical emergency.
Descriptors (primary) United Kingdom; beverage industry; food industry; first-aid services
Descriptors (secondary) first-aid equipment; questionnaire survey; economic aspects; first-aid training
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Food, beverage and tobacco industries
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) First aid and emergency organization
Food industry
Beverage industry
Occupational health services