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Month: January 2015

Help Prevent Respiratory Infections

Help Prevent Respiratory Infections

Posted By Kristen Cifranic
January 23, 2015 Category: Oxygen Safety, Regulatory Compliance, Equipment

Applied offers many items that help prevent and protect you from contracting viruses and diseases such as different strains of influenza and Ebola.

New OxyPulse Single Lumen Conserver

New OxyPulse Single Lumen Conserver

Posted By Kristen Cifranic
January 14, 2015 Category: Equipment

Patients will receive the oxygen care and comfort they need with the OxyPulseâ„¢ single-lumen pulsing operation, making it the quietest and most accurate conserver on the

Do My Drivers Need A Log Book

Do My Drivers Need A Log Book

Posted By Kristen Cifranic
January 07, 2015 Category: Oxygen, Regulatory Compliance

The role of the US Department of Transportation is to ensure the safety of the public and of the drivers that work on the roads. One way that the US DOT implements driver safety is to require that drivers do not stay out on the roads too long, drive without breaks, and they must carry a required log book. Log books are only used when, in general, a commercial motor vehicle is used as part of a business and is involved in interstate commerce and fits any of these descriptions: Weighs 10,001 pounds or more Has a gross vehicle weight rating or gross combination weight rating of 10,001 pounds or more Is designed or used to transport 16 or more passengers (including the driver) not for compensation Is designed or used to transport 9 or more passengers (including the driver) for compensation Is transporting hazardous materials in a quantity requiring placards Most oxygen providers will fall under this category because they carry 1,001 lbs. of oxygen (that's the tanks and the gas) and therefore must use placards. However, even if you placard you will be exempt from the log book requirement if your drivers don't drive farther than a 100 mile radius from the work place, and they don't work longer than 12 hours. (49 CFR 395.1 (e)) What is DOT? DOT is the United States Department of Transportation. This Federal agency has the power to regulate any hazardous material that is being trasnported in commerce. (i.e. Being bought, sold and/or delivered!) Who Has To

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