Understanding OSHA First Aid

Understanding ANSI, A guide to ANSI standards
Please Note: The information contained in this publication is intended for general information purposes only. This publication is not a substitute for review of the applicable government regulations and standards, and should not be construed as legal advice or opinion. Readers with specific questions should refer to the cited regulation(s), or consult with an attorney.
U.S Department of Labor Occupational Safety & Health Administration
OSHA is the main federal agency charged with the enforcement of safety and health legislation.
OSHA regulations are contained in 29 CFR 1910.151 and Appendix A.
OSHA does not provide specifications for first aid kit contents per se but requires that they be available and through Appendix A defers to ANSI for kit specifications and minimum contents. See ANSI requirements below.
Appendix A adds recommendations in addition to ANSI standards for larger, unique or changing workplace environments and anticipates exposure to blood born pathogens with requirements for personal protective equipment.
OSHA regulations pertaining to First Aid Kits are published in the Code of Federal Regulations as:29 CFR 1910-151, Appendix A, a non-mandatory guideline and 1910.1030 (d)(3) Personal Protective Equipment. They are reproduced in their entirety on the following pages.
ANSI Z308.1-2009 Required Contents
In order to be ANSI compliant, First Aid Kits must
contain the following components:
2 pr.
Item and Minimum Size or Volume
Absorbent Compress, 32 sq. in.
Adhesive Bandages, 1" x 3"
Adhesive Tape, 3/8" x 2.5 yd. 
Antibiotic Treatment, 0.14 fl. oz. (0.5g) applications
Antiseptic, 0.14 fl. oz. (0.5g) applications
Burn Treatment, 1/32 oz. (0.9g) applications
Medical Exam Gloves
Sterile Pads, 3" x 3"
Triangular Bandage, 40" x 40" x 56"
First Aid Guide
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