Who is OSHA?
OSHA (Occupational Safety & Health Administration) is a
sub-agency of the US Department of Labor. It issues standards to
segments of the work force and polices these regulations with a
staff of inspectors who make periodic work site checks. The
purpose of these standards is to insure workplace safety. Fines
are imposed if repeated infractions are noted.
What are OSHA's
requirements for a first aid kit?
Based on Federal OSHA Regulation Standard 1910.151.b:
"Adequate first aid supplies shall be readily
available." This rule applies to treatment of minor injuries
that occur in the workplace.
What do I need to do
to ensure OSHA compliance?
You should be concerned with OSHA compliance on both a federal and
state level. Currently, 30 states follow the Federal OSHA
regulations as stated above, while 22 states follow a regulation
that combines the Federal standard and imposes an individualized
state by state requirement. The state standard can be reviewed on
the Internet or by contacting your local OSHA office. (need link
Both Federal and State
OSHA regulations do include the 'non-mandatory' requirements that
coincide with ANSI's first aid kit regulations. As a company, we
feel that eventually, these agencies will adopt ANSI as part of
Can this website help
me be in compliance?
All our industrial first aid kits meet or exceed Federal OSHA
standards. Additionally, our line includes metal and plastic
unitized kits that meet or exceed Federal OSHA standards and
exceed the new ANSI requirements. For more information on the new
ANSI standards see the ANSI kits section.
50 Person package w/Rescue
Breather CPR faceshield - 1 each
This Compliance Package
addresses four compliance issues: first aid,
bloodborne pathogens, personal protection, and
CPR. Plastic kits are easily portable or
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