New York Railroad Law
Sec. § 77-A
First-aid Equipment on Locomotives


It shall be unlawful to operate a locomotive outside the designated yard limits of any railroad in the state of New York unless said locomotive shall be equipped with a first-aid kit containing necessary emergency medical equipment and supplies. Said kit shall include as minimum supplies: 1 roll of 1-inch wide gauze bandage -- minimum of 10 yards. 1 roll of 1-inch wide adhesive tape -- minimum of 5 yards. 1 package of absorbent gauze compresses, at least 3 inches by 3 inches -- minimum of 6 in number. At least 12 -- 1-inch individual sanitary band aids. Bottle of iodine or mercurochrome or tincture of methyolate, or an equivalent antiseptic, minimum of 1 ounce bottle. Minimum of 2 ounce bottle of smelling salts or six ampoules of spirits of ammonia. Minimum of 3 ounce bottle of a standard eye wash preparation, with necessary eye wash glass. Jar or tube of white petroleum jelly or unguentine for burns. All above material shall be packed in a suitable metal box or container and be sealed. Items, as used, should be replaced within twenty-four hours by properly designated railroad personnel and such kit resealed for future use. It shall be unlawful to remove or use any such first-aid kit, or any supplies contained in any such kit, for other than first-aid purposes. Violation of said provisions shall be punishable by a fine of not more than twenty-five dollars.
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