ISEA is now accepting public review comments in response to its proposed revision to ISEA Z308.1, Minimum Requirements for Workplace First Aid Kits. First published in 1978, the proposed update builds upon the initial objective to standardize first aid kits to ensure that items needed to treat the most common types of injuries and sudden illnesses encountered in the workplace are readily accessible and available.
Relying on input from stakeholder groups, large national employers, and health and safety experts, the proposed update retains the kit classification (Class A or Class B) as introduced in 2015 and includes several notable updates. Specific among these are updates to first aid supply assortment and quantities, greater specificity regarding tourniquets and bleeding control measures, and inclusion of robust discussion to assist the employer in assessing risks, identifying potential hazards, and selecting additional first aid supplies relevant to a particular application or work environment.
The public review period will be open June 18 – August 2, 2021, and should be submitted to Cristine Fargo, ISEA’s Vice President-Operations and Technical Services at [email protected].