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April 2013

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Q:

I have a retail jewelry store with three full-time employees and three part-time employees. What supplies do I need in my first-aid kit?

 

A:

Oregon OSHA's workplace safety and health rules require that supplies for first-aid kits be based upon the types of injuries that could occur at the employer's workplace. Your business would probably need a basic first-aid kit with minimum supplies. The American National Standards Institute's ANSI Z308.1 standard includes the following supplies for a 10-person first-aid kit:

 

ANSI Z308.1–1998 Required minimum supplies for a 10-person first-aid kit

Quantity

Type

1 each

Absorbent compress, 4" x 8" minimum

16 each

Adhesive bandages, 1" x 3"

1 each

Five yards of adhesive tape

10 each

Antiseptic applications, 0.5 grams

6 each

Burn treatment applications, 0.5 grams

4 each

Sterile pads, 3" x 3" minimum

2 pairs

Medical exam gloves

1 each

Triangular bandage, 40" x 40" x 56" minimum

Check your first-aid kit periodically to be sure that it is properly stocked and that none of the supplies have exceeded their expiration dates.

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