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First-Aid Kits for Research Laboratories

Learn how to obtain and restock a laboratory first-aid kit.

PIs or department representatives are responsible for obtaining a first-aid kit and periodically restock and remove expired items. First-aid supplies must be easily accessible and available to staff at all times.  All personnel must be aware of the location of the first-aid kit.  All first-aid kits used at UCSD must have, as a minimum, the items outlined in this list of research first-aid kit items. Where special hazards are present (e.g., calcium gluconate for hydrofluoric acid, etc.) additional items may be necessary.  Review laboratory-approved Hazard Control Plan for details.

  • Fill out the online form to obtain and/or restock laboratory first-aid kits.

EH&S provides first-aid kits and restocks them at no cost to work areas using hazardous materials or generating hazardous waste.  

For first-aid kits not provided by EH&S such as UC San Diego department first-aid kits and personal home kits, we recommend these items in your first-aid kit (PDF).


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