ANSI Z308.1-2015 Compliance for First Aid Kits

ANSI Z308.1-2015 standard, effective June, 2016

We receive a lot of questions about the minimum requirements or ANSI standard for workplace first aid kits.

The ANSI revision introduces two classes of first aid kits: Class A kits with contents designed to deal with most common types of workplace injuries, and Class B kits with a broader range and quantity of supplies to deal with injuries in more complex or high-risk environments. This new standard is important because it is the standard that OSHA refers to as the minimum requirement for a workplace first aid kit.

The standard is mute on what constitutes a more complex or high-risk environment that would require a Class B kit.

In addition, the new standard requires the Class A and Class B first aid kits to be labeled. We offer these labels for sale here.

To make it easy for you to meet the requirements, the line items in this ANSI first aid checklist are linked to the actual items on our website for easy purchase.

Classes of First Aid Kits and Required Supplies

First Aid Supply Minimum Quantity Minimum Size or Volume
Class A Kits Class B Kits (US) (metric)
Adhesive Bandage 16 50 1 x 3 in. 2.5 x 7.5 cm
Adhesive Tape 1 2 2.5 yd (total) 2.3 m
Antibiotic Application 10 25 1/57 oz 0.5 g
Antiseptic 10 50 1/57 oz 0.5 g
Breathing Barrier 1 1
Burn Dressing (gel soaked) 1 2 4 x 4 in. 10 x 10 cm
Burn Treatment 10 25 1/32 oz 0.9 g
Cold Pack 1 2 4 x 5 in. 10 x 12.5 cm
Eye Covering, with means of attachment 2 2 2.9 sq. in 19 sq. cm
Eye Wash
1 fl oz total 29.6 ml
4 fl. oz total 118.3 ml
First Aid Guide 1 1 N/A N/A
Hand Sanitizer 6 10 1/32 oz 0.9 g
Medical Exam Gloves 2 pair 4 pair N/A N/A
Roller Bandage
2 inch
4 inch
1
0
2
1
2in. x 4yd
4 in. x 4yd
5cm x 3.66m
10cm x 3.66m
Scissors 0 1 N/A N/A
Splint 0 1 4.0 x 24 in. 10.2 x 61 cm
Sterile Pad 2 4 3 x 3in. 7.5 x 7.5 cm
Tourniquet 0 1 1 in. (width) 2.5 cm (width)
Trauma Pad 2 4 5 x 9 in. 12.7 x 22.9 cm
Triangular Bandage 1 2 40 x 40 x 56 in. 101 x 101 x 142 cm

 

 

ANSI/ISEA Z308.1-2015, Class A Kit Label

ANSI/ISEA Z308.1-2015, Class A, Type I, II, III or IV First Aid Kit

This kit meets the ANSI/ISEA Z308.1-2015 standard as sold. It contains first aid products which meet performance specifications detailed in the standard at the required minimum fill. It will continue to be compliant only when maintained with products that meet the standard at specified quantities.

Required Minimum Fill Minimum Quantity
16 Adhesive Bandage 1 x 3 in. 1 Eye/Skin Wash 1 fl oz total
1 Adhesive Tape 2.5 yd (total) 1 First Aid Guide
10 Antibiotic Application 1/57 oz 6 Hand Sanitizer 1/32 oz
10 Antiseptic 1/57 oz 2 pr Medical Exam Gloves
1 Breathing Barrier 1 Roller Bandage 2 in. x 4 yd
1 Burn Dressing (gel soaked) 4 x 4 in. 1 Scissors
10 Burn Treatment 1/32 oz 2 Sterile pad 3 x 3 in.
1 Cold Pack 4 x 5 in. 2 Trauma pad 5 x 9 in.
2 Eye Covering w/ means of attachment 2.9 sq. in. 1 Triangular Bandage 40 x 40 x 56 in.
The described kit may be suitable for some businesses. However, the adequacy of the contents for hazards of each work environment should always be evaluated by competent personnel. Kits should be inspected frequently to ensure the completeness and usability of all first aid supplies. Any supply beyond its marked expiration date should be discarded and replaced. For a variety of operations, employers may find that additional first aid supplies and kits are needed.

 

ANSI/ISEA Z308.1-2015, Class B Kit Label

ANSI/ISEA Z308.1-2015, Class B, Type I, II, Ill or IV First Aid Kit

This kit meets the ANSI/ISEA Z308.1-2015 standard as sold. It contains first aid products which meet performance specifications detailed in the standard at the below required minimum fill. It will continue to be compliant only when maintained with products that meet the standard at specified quantities.

Required Minimum Fill Minimum Quantity
50 Adhesive Bandage 1 x 3 in. 1 First Aid Guide
2 Adhesive Tape 2.5 yd (total) 10 Hand Sanitizer 1/32 oz
25 Antibiotic Application 1/57 oz 4 pr Medical Exam Gloves
50 Antiseptic 1/57 oz 2 Roller Bandage 2 in. x 4 yd
1 Breathing Barrier 1 Roller Bandage 4 in. x 4 yd
2 Burn Dressing (gel soaked) 4 x 4 in. 1 Scissors
25 Burn Treatment)/32 oz. 1 Splint
2 Cold Pack 4 x 5 in. 4 Sterile pad 3 x 3 in.
2 Eye Covering w/ means of attachment 2.9 sq. in. 1 Tourniquet
1 Eye/Skin Wash 4 fl. oz. total 4 Trauma pad 5 x 9 in.
2 Triangular Bandage 40 x 40 x 56 in.
The described kit may be suitable for some businesses. However, the adequacy of the contents for hazards of each work environment should always be evaluated by competent personnel. Kits should be inspected frequently to ensure the completeness and usability of all first aid supplies. Any supply beyond its marked expiration date should be discarded and replaced. For a variety of operations, employers may find that additional first aid supplies and kits are needed.

 

First aid kit types did not change in the new standard and we reproduce the table here for your convenience.

Type I kits are the most common, used indoors and wall mountable.

Type II kits are portable and are most commonly used as first responder kits.

Type III kits are either portable or wall mountable for indoor or outdoor use and must be water resistant.  Type III kits are most commonly mounted or stored in remote locations where they might be exposed to the effects of weather.

Type IV kits cover all kit types that need to be waterproof indoors or outdoors.  This would include marine applications, permanent outside locations and for use in automotive vehicles.

Characteristics of Types First Aid Kits

Type Use Portable Mountable Water Resistant Waterproof Performance
I Indoor X
II Indoor X
III Indoor/Outdoor X X X
IV Indoor/Outdoor X X X Section 5.2.5

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