ANSI has set standards for minimum requirements for first aid kits and their contents. (ANSI Z308.1) These kits are classified by the assortment and quantity of first aid supplies to treat injuries and illnesses common to workplaces, such as major and minor wounds, minor burns, sprains and strains, and eye injuries.
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ANSI KIT CLASSES
This standard breaks kits into two classes. Class A and Class B. These are described below.
CLASS A KITS
These kits are designed to deal with the most common types of work place injuries.
CLASS B KITS
These kits are designed with a more varied type and quantity of supplies and are intended to deal with injuries in more complex or high-risk environments.
Kit containers are also classified by portability, mounting options, resistance to water, and corrosion and impact resistance.
Intended for use in stationary, indoor application. Not intended to be portable and should have means to be mounted in a fixed position.
Intended for portable, indoor applications. Should be equipped with a carrying handle.
Intended for portable use in mobile indoor and outdoor settings. Should have means to be mounted and have a water resistant seal.
Intended for portable use in mobile industries or outdoor applications where the potential for damage due to environmental factors and rough handling is present.