UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN River Falls
UW-RF FIRST AID KITS
First aid kits are an important part of any emergency preparedness plan. The purpose of a workplace first aid kit is to provide immediate access to supplies for reasonably anticipated first aid emergencies. The most common first aid emergencies are cuts, burns, and scrapes to a single individual. Injuries of other types are best cared for by trained emergency responders with specialized equipment. First aid kits should also contain a CPR breathing barrier for use by persons trained in CPR. Additionally, each kit should contain a biohazard waste disposal “red bag”.
Suitable pre-made commercial first aid kits may be purchased from the State of Wisconsin's contracted safety equipment supplier, Fisher Scientific , or kits may be constructed / resupplied with the contents listed below. NOTE: Ingestible substances of any kind are not permitted within campus first aid kits.
The American National Standards Institute's Minimum Requirements for Workplace First Aid Kits (ANSI Z308.1-1998) recommends that basic units should contain:
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