ANSI Compliance

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First Aid Requirements in the Workplace

OSHA’s 29 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 1910.151(b) requires that “in absence of an infirmary, clinic, or hospital near the workplace, a person or persons must be adequately trained to render first aid. Adequate first aid supplies shall be available.” This rule applies to the treatment of minor injuries that occur in the workplace.

OSHA specifically references ANSI Z308.1-2015* as a source of guidance for the minimum requirements of first aid kits in Appendix A for 29 CFR 1910.151. The contents of the kit listed in the ANSI standard should be adequate for small work sites. When larger or multiple operations are being operated at the same location, employers should determine the need for additional kits, additional first aid equipment and supplies, and enhanced kits for unique or changing first aid needs.

*The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and International Safety Equipment Association (ISEA) American Nation Standard (ANSI/ISEA Z308.1-2015) establishes the Minimum Requirements for Workplace First Aid Kits and Supplies. (Approved on June 17, 2015, with an effective date one year from that date)

To learn more about OSHA’s 29 CFR 1910.151(b) please visit the OSHA website.



First Aid Kit Classifications

Intended to provide a basic range of products to aid most common workplace injuries such as minor cuts, abrasions, and sprains.

Intended to provide a broader range and quantity of supplies to aid injuries in more complex or high-risk workplace environments.



How Safetec Helps You Comply with the ANSI Z308.1-2015 Standard

Section 6.4 Antibiotic Application

Each antibiotic application shall meet the applicable requirements as defined in the current edition of USP/NF. Each application shall be packaged in individual-use, non-reusable applications containing at least 0.14 fl oz (0.5g).
Kit Minimum Quantity: Class A Kits: 10 Class B Kits: 25




Section 6.5 Antiseptic

Each antiseptic shall meet the requirements of all applicable FDA requirements and shall be contained in an individual use, a non-reusable application containing at least 0.14 fl oz (0.5g) of antiseptic. (Note: commonly used applicators are swabs and towelettes.)
Kit Minimum Quantity: Class A Kits: 10 Class B Kits: 50


Section 6.8 Burn Treatment

Each burn treatment shall be a water soluble compound packaged in individual-use applications containing at least 1/32 oz (0.9g).
Kit Minimum Quantity: Class A Kits: 10 Class B Kits: 25

Section 6.13 Hand Sanitizer

Hand sanitizers shall be water-soluble with a minimum 62% ethyl alcohol as the active ingredient. (Must contain minimum at least 1/32 oz (0.9g)
Kit Minimum Quantity: Class A Kits: 6 Class B Kits: 10


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FAQ’s about ANSI Compliance

Is an OSHA-compliant first aid kit or cabinet enough?
A: No. While most safety managers can muddle their way through finding an OSHA-compliant first aid kit, they forget about bloodborne pathogens and PPE.

While first aid is in the top 20 OSHA violations, PPE violations rank ninth and bloodborne pathogens citations rank tenth.1

Republished from Occupational Health & Safety Magazine

1. Citation frequency rates are based on filed OSHA citations from October 2003 through September 2004.

What type of PPE should I have at my workplace?
A: If it is reasonably anticipated that employees will be exposed to blood or other potentially infectious materials while using first aid supplies, employers are required to provide appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) in compliance with the Bloodborne Pathogens Standard 1910.1030.(d)(3) These standard lists appropriate PPE for this type of exposure, such as gloves, gowns, face shields, masks, and eye protection.

Located near each first aid kit, cabinet or supplies, there should be a bodily fluid cleanup kit or personal protection kit. Safetec offers both a Bloodborne Pathogen Spill Kit and Personal Protection Kit available for the workplace.









References: OSHA 29 CFR 1910.151(b) Appendix A

Republished from: Occupational Health & Safety Magazine