Workplace first aid supply list

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Effective incident management requires no small amount of preparation. A major component of your readiness strategy should be creating a stockpile of injury treatment essentials. To help you get started, here is our comprehensive first aid supply list for the workplace:

  • Acetaminophen
  • Antacids
  • Antihistamines
  • Antiseptic wipes
  • Bandage, fingertip
  • Bandage, knuckle
  • Bandage, 2” ace
  • Bandage, 3” ace
  • Band-aid, sheer spots
  • Band-aid, XL
  • Band-Aid, X-Large
  • Band-Aid, 1″ strips
  • Band-Aid, 3/4″ strips
  • Biofreeze
  • Breathing Barrier
  • Cotton Balls
  • Duct Tape
  • Emergency Blanket
  • Eye Drops
  • Eyewash Solution
  • Fingertip guards, S, M, L
  • First Aid Tape, 1”
  • First Aid Tape Dispenser
  • Gauze Pads, 3” x 3”
  • Gauze Pads, 4” x 4”
  • Hydrocortisone Cream
  • Hydrogen Peroxide
  • Ibuprofen
  • Instant Cold Compress
  • Isopropyl Alcohol
  • Laxatives
  • Lip Ointment
  • Kling Gauze, 3″ x 4.1 yds
  • Moist Towelettes
  • Mouth Barriers
  • Ointment, A & D
  • Oral Thermometer
  • Pepto-Bismol
  • Petroleum Jelly
  • Rolaids
  • Scissors
  • Skin Protectant Cream
  • Splinter Out
  • Sterile Pads, 2” x 3”
  • Sterile Pads, 3” x 3”
  • Sterile Pads, 4” x 4”
  • Sterile Pads, 3” x 4”
  • Swabs, Cotton Q-Tips
  • Tape, Cloth, 1/2″
  • Tweezers
  • Vaseline
  • Water Repellant Cream
  • Wrist Brace
  • Zinc Oxide

Depending on the types of injuries you deal with, you may need to add more specific items to this supply list. Use past incident reports to look for other types of first aid equipment that are relevant to your operations.

Once you’ve finalized your first aid supply list, you’ll want to implement a system for performing inventory audits periodically throughout the year. A single major incident can wipe out your entire stockpile, so it’s always good to have extra supplies on hand.

Always having what you need makes it easier to triage injuries in the moment, potentially decreasing their severity.

Easy inventory checklist

The easiest way to keep a well-stocked first aid station is to do a regular inventory audit. Use this free first aid kit checklist to quickly take inventory and figure out when to order more supplies:

This checklist comes from the Frontline template library, a free online resource full of EHS-related forms, checklists, and templates. Don’t forget to bookmark the library for the next time you need a quick template for your site.

It’s always a good idea to label your supplies so EHS specialists can always find what they need. Make sure to post your first aid supply list someplace where everyone can easily see it and make notes when needed.

Monica Kinsey

Monica is a former warehouse operations manager with a passion for workplace safety. Her favorite topics to cover include safety leadership and continuous improvement.
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