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Field First Aid

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) does not regulate first aid requirements for industries other than logging. However, the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and the International Safety Equipment Association (ISEA) do establish minimum performance requirements for first aid kits and their supplies. First aid kits are divided into two general categories. Class A kits can handle all common workplace incidents. Class B kits include material to address complex and high-risk environments.

These agencies regularly update their guidelines as operational hazards change. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2022 update with required compliance by October 16th requires more hand sanitizer packs. In addition, kits need to include a foil blanket, which can be used to treat hypothermia and shock.1

The requirements for Class B kits include the following materials:2

QuantityItem Description
50Adhesive Bandages, 1″ x 3″
2Adhesive Tape 2.5 yd
25Antibiotic Treatment Application, 1/57 oz
50Antiseptic Applications 1/57 oz
2Burn Dressing, gel soaked, 4″ x 4″
25Burn Treatment, 1/32 oz
2Cold Pack
1CPR Breathing Barrier
2Eye Covering
1Eye Wash, 4 oz.
1First Aid Guide
1Foil Blanket 52″ x 84″
20Hand Sanitizer, 1/32 oz
8Medical Exam Gloves
2Roller Bandage, 2″ x 4 yds
1Roller Bandage, 4″ x 4 yds
1Splint – min 4″ x 24″
4Sterile Pad, 3″ x 3″
4Trauma Pad, 5″ x 9″
2Triangular Bandage, 40″ x 40″ x 56″

1. F-C Safety. (n.d.). First Aid Kits at Work, OSHA Requirements. (accessed January 5, 2023).

2. F-C Safety. (n.d.). New ANSI Standards Announced. (accessed January 5, 2023).

Images: “First aid kit” by Marcin Wichary licensed under CC BY 2.0