OSHA’s Occupational Safety and Health Standards business regulations requires first aid kits for certain types of businesses. However no matter the nature of your business, it is not unreasonable to have a basic first aid kit on hand.
The following first aid kit list sets forth the minimally acceptable number and type of first-aid supplies for first-aid kits required for loggers, and frankly, it doesn’t seem like much. I have more than this in my first aid kit in my house!
The contents of the first-aid kit listed should be adequate for small work sites, consisting of approximately two to three employees. When larger operations or multiple operations are being conducted at the same location, additional first-aid kits should be provided at the work site or additional quantities of supplies should be included in the first-aid kits:
OSHA First Aid Kit List:
1. Gauze pads (at least 4 x 4 inches).
2. Two large gauze pads (at least 8 x 10 inches).
3. Box adhesive bandages (band-aids).
4. One package gauze roller bandage at least 2 inches wide.
5. Two triangular bandages.
6. Wound cleaning agent such as sealed moistened towelettes.
8. At least one blanket.
10. Adhesive tape.
11. Latex gloves.
12. Resuscitation equipment such as resuscitation bag, airway, or
13. Two elastic wraps.
15. Directions for requesting emergency assistance.
Once an employee is injured, having the right first aid available can significantly reduce further injury of valued employees.