SAM Splint Industrial?

#1
Looking around for lightweight day hike options, I see that SAM has a 24" Industrial model that "meets the new ANSI Z308.1-2015 standard for a class B first aid kit.". It sounds like a short cut to meet some arbitrary workplace checkbox, rather than a viable option. I really don't see a scenario where 24" will work. Am I wrong here? I'd love to cut back on size/weight, but not at the expense of performance.
 

Gypsy EDC

Regular Member
#2
Looking around for lightweight day hike options, I see that SAM has a 24" Industrial model that "meets the new ANSI Z308.1-2015 standard for a class B first aid kit.". It sounds like a short cut to meet some arbitrary workplace checkbox, rather than a viable option. I really don't see a scenario where 24" will work. Am I wrong here? I'd love to cut back on size/weight, but not at the expense of performance.
Stick with the 36" if thats what you've got. The 24" would work for finger, maybe wrist injury (more fitting for an industrial setting). Hiking the larger concern is obviously foot ankle leg...
 

shoobe01

Regular Member
#3
Yup, different purposes. Ambulances drive up to factories/offices, you only maybe need to get someone stabilized enough to move them out of the building, and if not a life threatening issue, to their car so they can go home. More serious issues, you get some full time medical personnel to fix it for you. OSHA rules are odd regarding what you are allowed to do, what paperwork means what etc. I would /guess/ (but get a lawyer for this if you have a factory) that this falls under some treatment threshold as well whereas the big one does not.

FYI re context: I carry on me a cut-in-half standard SAM because our training ground stuff is similar. If a serious injuy, we'll just keep them alive but call for help with ATVs or helicopters (and back in the admin vehicles there is a big FAK with stuff like full size splints). We self-evac lots of sprained (or broken!) ankles, so that's enough to get those folks out without too much delay or inconvenience.