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PDFWAC 296-307-03920

Make sure appropriate first-aid supplies are readily available.

You must:
• Make sure first-aid supplies are readily available. (See first-aid kit table.)
• Make sure first-aid supplies at your workplace are appropriate to:
- Your occupational setting.
– The response time of your emergency medical services.
First-Aid Kit Table
Number of employees normally assigned to worksite
Minimum first-aid supplies required at worksite
1 - 15 Employees
1 First-aid kit
16 - 30 Employees
2 First-aid kits
31 - 50 Employees
3 First-aid kits
Note:
• First-aid kits from your local retailer or safety supplier should be adequate for most nonindustrial employers.
 
• The following is a list of suggested items for your first-aid kit:
 
– 1 absorbent compress, 4 x 8 inches
 
– 16 adhesive bandages, 1 x 3 inches
 
– 1 adhesive tape, 5 yards long
 
– 10 antiseptic single-use packages, 0.5 g application
 
– 6 burn treatment single-use packages, 0.5 g application
 
– 1 eye covering (for two eyes)
 
– 1 eye wash, 1 fluid ounce
 
– 4 sterile pads, 3 x 3 inches
 
– 2 pair of medical exam gloves
 
– 1 triangular bandage, 39 x 39 x 55 inches
 
Optional first-aid kit contents
 
– Bandage compresses, 2 x 2 inches, 3 x 3 inches and 5 x 5 inches
 
– Self-activating cold packs, 4 x 5 inches
 
– Roller bandages, 6 yards long
 
– Mouth-to-mouth barrier for CPR
 
• Kits should be checked at least weekly to ensure adequate number of needed items are available.
 
• Kits may be carried in any motor vehicle that is used near the crew.
You must:
• Make sure that first-aid supplies are:
- Easily accessible to all your employees.
- Stored in containers that protect them from damage, deterioration, or contamination. Containers must be clearly marked, not locked, and may be sealed.
- Able to be moved to the location of an injured or acutely ill worker.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, 49.17.060. WSR 05-01-166, § 296-307-03920, filed 12/21/04, effective 4/2/05. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, [49.17].040, and [49.17].050. WSR 01-17-033, § 296-307-03920, filed 8/8/01, effective 9/1/01.]
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