First Aid kits – Mandatory Requirement of OSHA

Did you know that OSHA has mandatory minimum requirements for what goes in a First Aid Kit? The list below features what they’d like to see for a workplace of 2 to 3 people. If your worksite has more than that, you should expand what you have on hand appropriately.

  • 4 x 4 Inch Gauze Pads (1 box)
  • 8 x 10 inch Gauze Pads (2 minimum)
  • Adhesive Bandages (1 box)
  • 2-inch wide Gauze Bandage (1 roll)
  • Triangular Bandages (2 minimum)
  • Wound cleaning agents, such as moistened towelettes (1 box, bottle, etc.)
  • Scissors
  • Thermal Blanket
  • Tweezers
  • Adhesive tape
  • Latex gloves
  • Resuscitation equipment such as resuscitation bags, airway supplies, or pocket masks
  • Elastic wraps (2)
  • Splint
  • Directions for requesting emergency assistance

When was the last time you replenished yours?

Source: OSHA