Q&A: First-aid kits

OSHA Healthcare Connection, July 28, 2009

Q: What’s the OSHA standard on how many first-aid kits you need based on the number of employees in a workplace?

A: OSHA does not specifically state the number or placement of first-aid kits for compliance with Medical Services and First Aid, 1910.151(b). An April 18, 2002 interpretation letter explains that it is the employer’s responsibility to “tailor first-aid kits and their placement to the specific needs of the workplace.”

For more on first-aid kits for medical facilities, see the “Notes from the field: You really don’t need a designer first-aid kit.”

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