First Aid & Safety
PHONE (909) 264-1669
Our Mission Statement
First Aid Now's Commitment to You
For over 20 years, we have been in first aid and PPE products and programs. Our commitment continues to grow constantly providing better and more effective products to you the customer. We are aware of the continuing emphasis placed on the health and safety of your employees and we have met those challenges by offering the finest first aid and safety products on the market today. From handy first aid cabinets & kits, to the newest bandages, dressings, antiseptic and burn treatments, our goal is to keep you and your employees healthy and safe in the workplace.
Not only do we have a commitment to your health and safety, we are constantly exploring new ways of serving you, the customer, better and more efficiently. We will continue to lead through the millennium as the First Choice in First Aid and Safety products.
Although the use of first aid supplies and kits in a route van service oriented business in the United States seems to be a relatively new industry, having flourished after creation of OSHA regulations in 1972, its origins (in the form of medical emergency supplies and medical chests) date back to as early as the Civil War. Prior to 1921, the "medicine chests" were usually prepared for explorations or personal trips.
First Aid kits, and companies packaging them, go back to the early 1900's when a few companies primarily in the Northeast and Midwest started assembling a few different types of dressings and materials available for first aid into different types of containers designed to keep contents together in one place. The packaging came in the form of boxes, bags, and even roll-up tubes.
Most companies made bulk kits and all different shapes and sizes of gauze rolls and pads, adhesive tape, cotton and adhesive strips. These items made up 90% of most of the capacity of the first aid kits in businesses. The range of first aid kit bulk sizes was larger than unit kits. Unit kits were manufactured in those days primarily for military use.
These two methods stayed pretty much the same until the late 60's and early 70's when due to the formation of OSHA the Route Van Refill Service began with combination type kits and larger cabinets, including both unit and bulk items, plus OTC pharmaceuticals such as headache and cold tablets, antacids and throat lozenges.