The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) does not require specific contents of first aid kits due to workplaces varying widely in their degree of hazards.
Many employers find it useful to refer to a list of basic first aid supplies, provided by OSHA, which references the American National Standards for Minimum Requirements for Workplace First Aid Kits and Supplies. This standard establishes the minimum performance requirements for first aid kits intended to be used in various work environments. Bloodborne pathogen related protective equipment is not required as part of the first aid kit, but is highly recommended.
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