CURRENT ANSI FIRST AID KIT REQUIREMENTS WENT INTO EFFECT IN JUNE of 2016! Read about ANSI Z308.1-2015
Most businesses need to meet or exceed ANSI First Aid Kit requirements - OSHA regulations most often start with these as minimum requirements - and then in some cases build up from there for industry-specific needs. These ANSI First Aid Kits and ANSI First Aid Kit Refills and Upgrade Packs will assure your ANSI compliance.
What is ANSI?
The American National Standards Institute publishes minimum standards of quality for many items related to safety.
Do they have a minimum content requirement for first aid? Yes, to be ANSI compliant a first aid kit must have the required minimum fill according to standard ISEA / ANSI Z308.1-2015.
Is ANSI mandatory? No, BUT there are more than 20 states that have adopted ANSI standards as their state recommended requirements.
Why ANSI? OSHA requires adequate first aid supplies to be available in the workplace but they don't require any specific contents. By recommending a specific fill, one will be guaranteed to find necessary items in an ANSI kit.
Does ANSI affect unitized colors?
Yes, one of the most important parts of ANSI Z308.1-2015 is the standardization of colors on unitized refills, however ANSI compliant kits can be made of either bulk or unitized content. When the kit is made of bulk pieces, color coding is not required, but when unitized fill is used, Bandages, Antiseptics, Burn Treatment, PPE, and Miscellaneous items will each have their own color according to the ANSI Color Codes. This standardization will make it easy to quickly recognize boxed product in an emergency.
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