The new ANSI/ISEA standard now divides first aid into two classes: Class A and Class B. Class A is for the most common types of workplace injuries. Class B is intended for high-risk environments.
Below is a table listing the minimum required components for both Class A and Class B kits. The assortment and quantity of supplies included in the kits were chosen based upon reviews of workplace incidents requiring first aid treatment, similar international standards and current injury treatment practices. The quantity and size specifications given are the minimum necessary to comply with the 2015 standard.
Additionally, first aid kits are designated by type I, II, III or IV:
Type I: For use in stationary, indoor applications.
Type II: For use in portable indoor applications.
Type III: For portable use in mobile indoor and/or outdoor settings.
Type IV: For portable use in mobile industries and/or outdoor applications.
Finally unitized kits now contain color-coded boxes as follows:
• Blue – Antiseptic
• Yellow – Bandages
• Red – Burn Treatment
• Orange – Personal Protective Equipment
• Green – Miscellaneous