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OSHA (U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration) is the main federal agency charged with the enforcement of safety and health legislation. OSHA regulations regarding first aid kits are contained in the Code of Federal Regulations under section 29 CFR 1910.151 and in Appendix A. OSHA does not provide specifications for first aid kit contents per se but defines mandatory requirements for availability of kits on worksites.

OSHA (U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration) is the main federal agency charged with the enforcement of safety and health legislation. OSHA regulations regarding first aid kits are contained in the Code of Federal Regulations under section 29 CFR 1910.151 and in Appendix A. OSHA does not provide specifications for first aid kit contents per se but defines mandatory requirements for availability of kits on worksites. In Appendix A of the OSHA guidelines, ANSI (the American National Standards Institute) is referenced as the originator of first aid kit specifications and minimum contents requirements (see ANSI requirements in more detail below).

The 2015 ANSI revision introduces two classes of first aid kits:

Class A kits with contents designed to deal with most common types of workplace injuries.

Class B kits with a broader range and quantity of supplies to deal with injuries in more complex or high-risk environments.

ANSI Z308.1-2015 Required Contents

In order to be ANSI compliant, first aid kits must contain the following components:

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