New ANSI Standards

The American National Standards Institute (commonly referred to as ANSI) has released its new standards on workplace first aid kits. Within these new standards,  a major distinction between two kinds of kits has been made:

  • Class A Kits are designed to deal with most common types of workplace injuries.
  • Class B Kits are designed for complex or high-risk workplaces, with a broader range and quantity of supplies.

Under this new standard, every workplace has to decide, based on number of employees, present workplace hazards, and risks associated with work to determine which class of first aid kit would be appropriate. Below are the standard minimum contents of each class of kit:

Class A First Aid Kit

Quantity Minimum Required Size
(16) Adhesive Bandages 1″ x 3″
(1) Adhesive Tape 2.5 Yards
(10) Antibiotic Applications 1/57 oz
(10) Antiseptic Applications 1/57 oz
(1) Breathing Barrier
(1) Gel-Soaked Burn Dressing 4″ x 4″
(10) Burn Treatments
(1) Cold Pack 4″ x 5″
(2) Eye Coverings With Means of Attachment 2.9″ sq
(1) Eye/Skin Wash 1 fl. oz
(1) First Aid Guide
(6) Hand Sanitizer Applications 1/32 oz
(2 Pairs) Medical Exam Gloves
(1) Roller Bandage 2″ x 4 Yards
(1) Scissors
(2) Sterile Pads 3″ x 3″
(2) Trauma Pads 5″ x 9″
(1) Triangular Bandage 40″ x 40″ x 56″

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Class B First Aid Kit

Quantity Minimum Required Size
(50) Adhesive Bandages 1″ x 3″
(2) Adhesive Tapes 2.5 Yards
(25) Antibiotic Applications 1/57 oz
(50) Antiseptic Applications 1/57 oz
(1) Breathing Barrier
(2) Gel-Soaked Burn Dressings 4″ x 4″
(25) Burn Treatments
(2) Cold Packs 4″ x 5″
(2) Eye Coverings With Means of Attachment 2.9″ sq
(1) Eye/Skin Wash 4 fl. oz
(1) First Aid Guide
(10) Hand Sanitizer Applications 1/32 oz
(4 Pairs) Medical Exam Gloves
(1) Padded Splint 4″ x 24″
(2) Roller Bandage 2″ x 4 Yards
(1) Roller Bandage 4″ x 4 Yards
(1) Scissors
(4) Sterile Pads 3″ x 3″
(1) Tourniquet 1″ (width)
(4) Trauma Pads 5″ x 9″
(2) Triangular Bandages 40″ x 40″ x 56″

Buy everything you need here.

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