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Maintaining Your Oxygen Equipment: 3 Easy Steps

Maintaining Your Oxygen Equipment: 3 Easy Steps

Posted By Kristen Cifranic
November 20, 2013 Category: General

Maintaining your oxygen equipment: 3 easy steps includes gauges and thermometers, Servomex, pigtails and

Free Sample Of American Made CPAP Tubing

Free Sample Of American Made CPAP Tubing

Posted By Victoria Marquard-Schultz
November 20, 2013 Category: General

Free Sample of American Made CPAP tubing! Applieds CPAP tubing is affordable, FDA compliant and made in the USA

New Labeling and Hazcom Training Requirements

New Labeling and Hazcom Training Requirements

Posted By Kristen Cifranic
November 13, 2013 Category: Regulatory Compliance

GHS, or Globally Harmonized System of Classification of Labeling of Chemicals, is a system used world wide to standardize the labeling and safety data sheets for chemicals. Because there are so many chemicals and hazardous substances used world wide, GHS strives to make everyone safer by creating a universal communication system.   THe GHS is not a regulation body in and of itself, but rather a set of standards that regulatory bodies can adopt to create a uniform system across the globe. Think of GHS as akin to the metric or imperial system- metric or imperial are not themselves a regulation, but something that regulating bodies adopted.   Similarly, GHS has recently been adopted by OSHA, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration of the Federal Government, to standardize hazardous material safety in the US. This means that the way things look on the chemicals you use and the material safety data sheets you see will change. Each company will need to train employees on the key elements of the GHS system to meet OSHA standards.   Here's a breakdown of how this applies to Oxygen Providers:   1. You'll have to train your employees how to read the new SDS (Safety Data Sheet) format by December 1, 2013. The new SDS format requires 16 standardized

Are you correctly using lot stickers?

Are you correctly using lot stickers

Posted By Kristen Cifranic
November 06, 2013 Category: General

According to the CGMPs, each manifold filling sequence, each uninterrupted filling sequence, every cryogenic vessel filled, and each storage tank following a delivery is considered a new lot and is required to be assigned a new lot number. For firms filling liquid oxygen for delivery to home patients, each of the large cryogenic vessels or dewars either portable or permanently mounted in a van or a truck are required to be assigned a unique lot number. The assigning of a single lot number for an entire day's production is not acceptable.  A manufacturing operation, such as the filling of high pressure cylinders on a multi-outlet manifold, is governed by a set of manufacturing procedures or conditions. When these procedures are performed from the beginning to the end of a process they provide assurance that the batch is uniform and consistent.  As such, each batch is in itself a separate entity with its filling operations unique to that filling sequence. At the present time, cryogenic home vessels filled at a patient’s home, i.e., curbside are not required to bear a lot number.  However, cryogenic home vessels filled on site and stored for future delivery, or cryogenic home vessels filled by a third party, require lot numbers. Click here to see Applied's lot

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