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  • First Aid Kits

    Laboratories, shops are required to have and maintain first aid kits in their research/teaching spaces.

    What Are First Aid Kits?

    A First Aid Kit is an essential collection of supplies and equipment to provide immediate medical care for common workplace injuries and sudden illnesses. Typically, it includes items like sterile gauze dressings, a roller gauze bandage, disposable sterile gloves, tweezers, scissors, antiseptic wipes, tape, a small eyewash bottle (unless your workplace has an eyewash station), adhesive band-aids, and first aid instructions.

    OSHA Requirements (1910.151.b)

    OSHA does not regulate First Aid Kit contents for general workplaces like laboratories and shops. However, they do require that a First Aid Kit is readily available in any given workplace and refer to ANSI as the standard for minimum Kit contents.  To meet OSHA compliance, the minimum content requirements for all research/teaching spaces is to have a Class A, ANSI approved, 25-person First Aid Kit, 2021 edition.

    Each kit should contain the following:
    Unit Description
    (16) 1″ x 3″ Adhesive Bandages
    (1) 2.5 yd (total) Adhesive Tape
    (10) Triple Antibiotic Ointment Packets
    (10) Antiseptic Towelettes
    (1) CPR Mask
    (1) 4″ x 4″ Burn Dressing (gel soaked)
    (10) Burn Cream Packets
    (1) 4″ x 5″ Cold Compress
    (2) Sterile Eye covering with means of attachment
    (1) 1 fl. oz Eye / Skin wash
    (1) 52” x 84” Foil Blanket
    (1) First Aid Guide
    (10) Hand Sanitizer Packets
    (2 pairs) Medical Exam Gloves
    (1) 2″x4” Gauze Roll (Roller Bandage)
    (1) Scissors
    (2) 3″ x 3″ Gauze Sterile Pads
    (2) 5″ x 9″ Trauma Pads
    (1) 40″ x 40″ x 56″ Triangular Bandage

    Note: First aid kits may NOT contain any over the counter medications. please remove any pain relief medications that may come in the first aid kit you purchase. All consumable items (such as triple antibiotic and burn treatments) must be in single use packaging and will need to be replaced periodically as they expire.

    Approved Vendors 

    1. Fisher – Carmen Figueroa; Adam Neubauer (Catalog Number: 19-033-692) The Fisherbrand first aid kit is discounted when purchasing via the myUF Marketplace.
    2. Cintas – Michael Kerr