First-Aid Checklist

Published On: July 1, 2015Categories: In the Shop, Management, Resources

OSHA standard 1910.151 (b) mandates an employer have “adequate first aid supplies…readily available,” although specific first-aid supplies are not listed.

OSHA does not have a minimum requirement, but references ANSI Z308.1-2003 Minimum Requirements for Workplace First Aid Kits. According to the ANSI document, a basic workplace first-aid kit should include*:

  • At least one absorbent compress, 32 sq. in. (81.3 sq. cm.) with no side smaller than 4 in. (10 cm)
  • At least 16 adhesive bandages, 1 in. x 3 in. (2.5 cm x 7.5 cm)
  • One roll of adhesive tape, 5 yd. (457.2 cm) total
  • At least ten packets of antiseptic, 0.5g (0.14 fl oz.) applications
  • At least six applications of burn treatments, 0.5 g (0.14 fl. oz.)
  • Two or more pairs of medical exam gloves (latex or non-latex)
  • At least four sterile pads, 3 in. x 3 in. (7.5 x 7.5 cm)
  • One triangular bandage, 40 in. x 40 in. x 56 in. (101 cm x 101 cm x 142 cm)

Additional items include:

  • Four 2×2 inch bandage compresses
  • Two 3×3 inch bandage compresses
  • One 4×4 inch bandage compresses
  • One eye patch
  • One ounce of eye wash
  • One chemical cold pack, 4×5 inch
  • Two roller bandages, two inches wide
  • One roller bandage, three inches wide
  • CPR barrier device

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Find more on shop safety with “Better safe than sorry” in our July 2015 issue of Marine Fabricator.