ISEA ( the International Safety Equipment Association) has revised the first aid standard to include two classifications on first aid kits, class A and class B.
“Class A kits are designed to deal with most common workplace injuries, such as minor cuts, abrasions and sprains.”
“Class B include a broader range and quantity of supplies to deal with injuries in more complex or high-risk environments.”
Furthermore, first aid kits are going to receive a “sub-category” classification of I, II, III or IV for different types of work environments.
The idea behind the new standard is that first aid that are more tailored to the individual job site will allow for better and more immediate treatment.
The standard can be purchased from ISEA for $30 a copy; discounts are available on bulk orders. For additional information, contact Cristine Z. Fargo, ISEA director of member and technical services, firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.safetyequipment.org.