First Aid Kits

First aid kits are to be accessible to faculty, staff, exempt professionals, and student employees at all times while they are at work in compliance with Washington Administrative Code, Part 296-800-15020. Special first aid supplies are to be made available as appropriate when working with specific chemicals. It is suggested that kits be labeled with emergency telephone numbers, available from the Environmental Health and Safety office.

First aid kits are maintained by each department so they are accessible to faculty, staff, exempt professionals and students. Information on cyanide and hydrofluoric acid first aid kit information is available from the Environmental Health and Safety office.

Protective equipment is to be available to persons providing first aid or CPR. This includes gloves of latex, nitrile, or other suitable material and CPR protective shields.

The Environmental Health and Safety office provides consulting services to help departments and employees meet these requirements.

Below is the American National Standard Institute (ANSI) standard for first aid kit requirements.

Required Minimum Contents:

  • 1 Absorbent Compress, 32 sq. in., with no side smaller than 4 in. (81.3 sq. cm, with no side smaller than 10 cm)
  • 16 Adhesive Bandages, 1 x 3 in. (2.5 x 7.5 cm)
  • 1 Adhesive Tape, 5 yd. (457.2 cm) total
  • 10 Antiseptic, 0.5g (0.14 fl. oz) application
  • 6 Burn Treatment, 0.9g application
  • 2-pair Medical Exam Gloves (disposable latex or nitrile gloves)
  • 4 Sterile pad, 3 x 3 in. (7.5 x 7.5 cm)
  • 1 Triangular Bandage, 40 x 40 x 56 in. (101 x 101 x 142 cm)
  • CPR faceshield required (WAC 296-62-08001)
Page Updated 08.06.2012