Thanks so much for visiting our site. At U.S. Safety Stop, it is our priority to make sure you are supplied with all of the materials to keep your business running safely. We also strive to keep current with all OSHA regulations and notices surrounding safety and first aid. This month’s block segment is on OSHA’s view of first aid kits in the workplace. As you may not be aware, all businesses are required to provide basic first aid for their employees. In 2015, OSHA came out with a modification on the requirements for first aid kits/cabinets splitting it into class A and Class B types.
Class A kits are for a non-industrial office space. Examples would be an administrative bookkeeping office, attorney’s office, or sales office. The kit should include materials to administer first aid for cuts/abrasions, minor burns, eye problems, as well as sprains and/or breaks.
Class B kits are for industrial, production or hazardous work environments. Some examples would be a manufacturing facility, waste processing plant, chemical treatment plant, and an industrial warehouse. Class B kits have all of the components of a class A kit but more numerous components and also items to deal with specific threats for that particular work environment. Refer to https://www.osha.gov/pls/oshaweb/owadisp.show_document?p_table=STANDARDS&p_id=10122 for their guidelines on First Aid requirements in the workplace. Also, for specific products that are to be used in First Aid kits refer to ANSI standard (ANSI) Z308.1-2015.
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