Every kit should include gauze pads that are at least 4 by 4 inches. It should also include two large gauze pads that are at least 8 by 10 inches, one or more boxes of adhesive bandages, a package gauze roller bandage that is at least two inches wide and two triangular bandages.
Your first aid kit should include cleaning agents that can be used to clean and sterilize an open wound. This can include a sealed moistened towelettes or alcohol swabs.
Tweezers, scissors and adhesive tape should be included in your first aid kit. These items will help you service a wound if necessary.
Resuscitation equipment and instructions should be included in your first aid kit. The equipment should include items such as a resuscitation bag, airway mask or pocket mask. These items should be sealed and sterile.
Include two elastic wraps in your kit such as ACE bandages or athletic wraps. These items should also be sealed and sterile. Splints for arms, legs and fingers should complement your wraps.
Emergency Assistance Information
Every first aid kit should include clearly listed directions for emergency assistance. Your contact information should include direct numbers to the local fire and police stations. You should also include emergency contact information for staff members or family members that should be contacted in case of an emergency.
Include personal protective equipment in your first aid kit to shield individuals for exposure to blood and other infectious materials. Your kit should include latex and leather gloves, face shields, masks, gowns and eye protection such as goggles or other protected glasses.
If you are designing your first aid kit for multi-members, increase the quantity of each selected item. Ideally, a standard kit meeting all of the OSHA requirements is compatible for up to three people.