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Osha 1910.266, Says the Following About First Aid Kits in the Logging Industry:

  • The employer shall provide first-aid kits at each work site where trees are being cut (e.g., felling, buckling, limbing), at each active landing, and on each employee transport vehicle. The number of First-Aid kits and the content of each kit shall reflect the degree of isolation, the number of employees, and the hazards reasonably anticipated at the work site.
  • At a minimum, each first-aid kit shall contain the items listed in Appendix A at all times.
  • The employer also may have the number and content of first-aid kits reviewed and approved annually by a health care provider.
  • The employer shall maintain the contents of each first-aid kit in a serviceable condition.

 

The following list sets forth the minimally acceptable number and type of first-aid supplies for first-aid kits required under paragraph (d)(2) of the logging standard. The contents of the first-aid kit listed should be adequate for small work sites, consisting of approximately two to three employees.When larger operations or multiple operations are being conducted at the same location, additional first-aid kits should be provided at the work site or additional quantities of supplies should be included in the first-aid kits:

  • 1. Gauze pads (at least 4 x 4 inches).
  • 2. Two large gauze pads (at least 8 x 10 inches).
  • 3. Box adhesive bandages (band-aids).
  • 4. One package gauze roller bandage at least
  • 2 inches wide.
  • 5. Two triangular bandages.
  • 6. Wound cleaning agent such as sealed moistened towelettes.
  • 7. Scissors.
  • 8. At least one blanket.
  • 9. Tweezers.
  • 10. Adhesive tape.
  • 11. Latex gloves.
  • 12. Resuscitation equipment such as
    resuscitation bag, airway, or pocket mask.
  • 13. Two elastic wraps.
  • 14. Splint.
  • 15. Directions for requesting emergency
  • assistance.