OSHA Regulation 1910.151 Medical and First Aid requires that in the absence of a clinic or hospital in near proximity to the workplace, each employer has first aid supplies readily available for the treatment of all injured employees (Source: OSHA.gov)
There is more to this than you may think! What supplies are required in an OSHA compliant first aid cabinet? Which items are unnecessary? How do I modify my supplies to address the types of injuries likely to occur in my workplace? How many adhesive bandages, gauze pads, antibiotic ointments, antiseptic wipes, cold packs, nitrile gloves, and other such products do I need? Why can’t I just go to the local drug store to purchase supplies?
The newest ANSI/ISEA standard introduces two classes of first aid cabinets. Class A cabinets are designed to deal with the most common types of workplace injuries. Class B cabinets are designed with a broader range and quantity of supplies to deal with injuries in more complex or high-risk environments such as warehouses, manufacturing, and transportation.
To whom in my company will I assign the task of maintaining the cabinet supplies and refills? How do I train them on what to look for, which supplies are required, and where to get them?
The quantity and size specifications given in the 2015 standard are the minimum requirements. A first aid kit or first aid cabinet from DFW Safety & First Aid not only meets and exceeds these standards; it is tailored to your industry and any special regulations it may have.
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