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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 ANSI Z308.1-2009.
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 Z308.1-2009 is the standardization of colors on unitized refills. Bandages, Antiseptics, Burn Treatment, PPE and Misc items will each have their own color. This standardization will make it easy to recognize product quickly in an emergency.
ANSI Metal or Plastic portable and wall mountable First Aid Kits with Color Coded Unitized refills for ANSI / ISEA compliance
What's a unit? The ANSI / ISEA Standards describe Unit First Aid as "A system of packaging first aid materials in uniform sized packages containing one or more applications of first aid products."
We describe it as:
Why Unitized? A first aid kit need not be "Unitized" in order to be ANSI compliant. We offer ANSI First Aid Kits that are "Bulk" as well (meaning loose supplies organized within the ANSI First Aid Kit)
Unit First Aid: A system of packaging first aid materials in uniform sized packages containing one or more applications of first aid products. As an example - 1 "10 unit" ANSI First Aid Kit could hold the 10 ANSI required first aid items in 1 unit boxes. Similarly, a "36 unit" could hold the same 10 ANSI required first aid items in 1 unit boxes and still have room for 26 more "units" of first aid - this could be 26 additional 1 unit boxes, 13 additional 2 unit boxes, or a combinations such as 10 first aid items in 2 units refill boxes and 6 first aid items in 1 unit refill boxes, so the total fills the 36 "units" of empty space. See Unitized First Aid Refills