The former ANSI standard for first aid kits in the workplace (ANSI Z308.1-2003) from the American National Standards Institute was revised with a new standard ANSI Z308.1-2009 changing the list of requirements for workplace first aid kits.
The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) revised the older standard relating to first aid kits in the workplace (ANSI Z308.1-2003) with a more recent revision, ANSI Z308.1-2009. There are a few changes that safety managers and customers should note. The new standard now lists 10 required first aid kit items instead of the original eight items for workplace first aid kits and also lists 10 recommended first aid kit supply items to fill workplace first aid kits. Another standard change is that latex is to be eliminated from the workplace first aid kit altogether.
The new required items are:
(1) First Aid Guide
(1) Absorbent Compress 4″ X 8″ minimum
(16) 1″ X 3″ Adhesive Bandages
(1) Adhesive Tape 2.5 yard roll
(10) Antiseptic Treatment Applications 0.9 Gram each
(6) Burn Treatment Applications 0.9 Gram each
(4) 3″ X 3″ Sterile Gauze Pads
(2) Pair Medical Exam Gloves
(1) Triangular Bandage 40″ X 40″ X 56″ min
(6) Antibiotic Ointment Applications 0.5 Gram each.
There are also now ten items listed as Recommended Supplies for a workplace first aid kit.
The recommended items are:
The new standard also calls for the workplace first aid kits kits to be labeled with specific wordage. The label should read as follows: Caution! This kit meets ANSI/ISEA Z308.1-2009 only when required minimum fill is maintained with first aid products marked “ANSI/ISEA Z308.” The required kit may be suitable for some businesses. However, the adequacy of the contents for hazards of each work environment should always be evaluated by competent personnel. Although this page is provided for resource information by All Safety Products, Inc., it may not provide the most current information. Please visit the ANSI website or contact a certified safety professional.
For a variety of operations, employers may find that additional workplace first aid kits and supplies are needed. For more information visit the ANSI website or contact All Safety Products, Inc.