From: Eric Clark <erclark**At_Symbol_Here**>
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] First Aid Kits in labs
Date: Fri, 7 Mar 2014 22:32:07 +0000
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Hello Vivian,

And since Los Angeles County is also in California, the first aid kits we have attached to the walls at the public health lab meet ANSI/ISEA Z308.1-2009; and the contents of the kits was approved by a consulting physician of occupational medicine.  Be sure to tape a photocopy of the approval memo to the inside of the first aid box somewhere. 



Eric Clark, MS, CHMM, CCHO

Safety Officer, Public Health Scientist III

Los Angeles County Public Health Laboratory



From: DCHAS-L Discussion List [mailto:dchas-l**At_Symbol_Here**MED.CORNELL.EDU]On Behalf Of Russell Vernon
Sent: Friday, March 07, 2014 11:16 AM
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] First Aid Kits in labs


Hi Vivian,

Since you are in California, remember you have to comply with 8CCR3400 (


ยง3400. Medical Services and First Aid.


(a) Employer shall ensure the ready availability of medical personnel for advice and consultation on matters of industrial health or injury.


(b) In the absence of an infirmary, clinic, or hospital, in near proximity to the workplace, which is used for the treatment of all injured employees, a person or persons shall be adequately trained to render first aid. Training shall be equal to that of the American Red Cross or the Mine Safety and Health Administration.


(c) There shall be adequate first-aid materials,approved by the consulting physician, readily available for employees on every job. Such materials shall be kept in a sanitary and usable condition. A frequent inspection shall be made of all first-aid materials, which shall be replenished as necessary.




Russell Vernon, Ph.D.
Environmental Health & Safety
University of California, Riverside
900 University Ave
Riverside, CA 92521
Direct (951) 827-5119
Admin (951) 827-5528


From: DCHAS-L Discussion List [mailto:dchas-l**At_Symbol_Here**MED.CORNELL.EDU]On Behalf Of Vivian L. Longacre
Sent: Friday, March 07, 2014 9:41 AM
Subject: [DCHAS-L] First Aid Kits in labs




What are the required components to the first aid kits in your labs?  I see the ANSI Z308 1-2003 Standard includes burn treatment and antiseptic.  I remember being told in a first aid class a few years ago that we should never apply any other treatment than band-aids or gauze.  Burn  and antiseptic ointments should be left to emergency personnel only.  As such, our first aid kits contain gloves, gauze pads, and band-aids only.


What do you teach or recommend?



Vivian Longacre
Safety Training Specialist
Environmental Health & Safety
Cal Poly State University
San Luis Obispo, CA

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