First Aid Kit
A first aid kit must be appropiate for the number of people it’s to support. A small 10 person kit would not be suitable for an office with 30 employees. In locations with multiple employees and/or locations, more than one (1) first aid kit may be reccommended.
Here is a general reccommended list of supplies for your first aid kit. Though it takes into account for OSHA and ANZI reccomendations, it’s a suggested content list and may not be all encompassing or industry specific. Please remember the number of employees it’s to support will impact the size or number of first aid kits.
- Medical Exam Gloves (non-latex, 2 pair)
- Absorbent Compress, 4×8 in.
- Adhesive Bandages, 1×3 in. (multiple)
- Sterile Pads, 3×3 in. (4)
- Triangular Bandage (1)
- Safety Pins
- Flexible Roller Gauze (2)
- 5 yd. Adhesive Tape total (1)
- Eye Patch (1)
- Antiseptic applications (10)
- Burn Treatment applications (6)
- Burn Dressing
- Cold Packs (2 minimum)
- Sterile Water (clean wounds and flush eyes)
- Hand Sanitizer
- Rescue Breathing Barrier
- Oral Analgesic
- Plastic Bags (hold contaminated objects or amputated body parts)
- First Aid Manual/Guide
*OSHA standards 29 CFR 1910.151 for medical services and first aid at the workplace, does not dictate the specific contents first aid kits should contain. Federal OSHA added a non-mandatory list to be used as a reference of the basic requirements of OSHA compliant first aid kits. This list, which references the “ANSI Z308.1-Minimum Requirements for Business/Workplace First Aid Kits” was found to be extremely useful especially by employers in the general industry and construction business looking for recommendations on the best first aid kit to buy for their workplace.
**ANSI Z308.1 – The new ANSI first aid kit reccomendation has 10 items. The basic required items include: a first aid guide, an absorbent compress, 16 adhesive bandages, adhesive tape, burn treatment applications, sterile gauze, bandages, gloves and antibiotic ointment. Additional but still recommended supplies include: an oral analgesic, a single use breathing barrier, burn dressing, a cold pack, eyewash, eye covering, roller bandage and hand sanitizer.