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The DOT has rules for how cylinders should be secured inside vehicles. It is important to follow these rules in order to avoid penalties, fines, and most importantly injuries. How Cylinders Should Be Secured Inside Vehicles Cylinders need to be secured in racks to prevent moving, shifting or ejecting during normal transportation. (49 CFR 177.840) For closed vehicles this means that the cylinders must be secured for minimal movement in the forward, backward or lateral direction (49 CFR 393.102) For open vehicles, they must also be secured for upward movement (49 CFR 393.102), secured by something that gives it 20% downward force(49 CFR 393.102)
The DOT has specific rules for what is required on board vehicles delivering medical oxygen or any hazardous material. It is important to follow these rules in order to avoid penalties and fines. Please see our DOT Cheat Sheet below for vehicle requirements: DELIVERING OXYGEN: DOT LAW PERTINENT TO HOME MEDICAL OXYGEN Vehicles Whats Required On Board Vehicles 1.Things required to be on board for a vehicle carrying 1,001 lbs of oxygen and over: Oxygen Manifest aka Shipping Papers (49 CFR 172.200 Fire Extinguisher 10BC (49 CFR 393.95) Spare Fuses (49 CFR 393.95) 3 bi-directional reflective triangles (49 CFR 393.95) ERG or equivalent information (49 CFR 172.602) 2. Things required on board any vehicle with a hazardous material that is engaged in commerce (i.e. any of our customers vehicles): Shipping papers(49 CFR 172.200) ERG info(49 CFR 172.602)
It can be very hard to pin down who said what, and exactly what is required! With so many agencies out there, and so many rules and regulations, its hard to keep track of them all. However, all of the DOT (Department of Transportation) law is contained in the federal law, called the CFR (code of federal regulations), in title 49.This post will cover a portion of the US DOT law applicable to our industry. All oxygen delivery drivers must comply with the US DOT. The US DOT has jurisdiction over anyone who transports hazardous material in commerce. In our industry, medical oxygen (a hazardous material) is delivered (i.e. sold, which is commerce), so the US DOT has jurisdiction over any HME or DME that sells and delivers any amount of oxygen. (This jurisdiction is found in 49 CFR 171.1) The DOT dictates that all gases (class 2 materials) when transported be securely restrained in an upright or horizontal position, loaded in racks or packed in boxes or crates to prevent the cylinders
Its Training Time! Heres A Break Down When You Should Be Training! Within 90 Days of hire If youve got a new hire, youll need DOT training within 90 days! FDA requires cGMP training, too, before you can let your new filler out on his own. Check out below for the training hell need. (But wait! If your new hire came with documented training, you wont need to re-train.) Annually and on a Continuing Basis Personnel training in Current Good Manufacturing Processes is required by law. (21 CFR 211.25) The Code of Federal Regulations and the FDA require that employees manufacturing, processing, packing or handling the drug have this training as it relates to the employees job function. This training must also be given on a frequent and continuing basis and be documented. A popular option for a variety of training are online classes in cGMP and our FDA Filling on Demand Online Course Certifications (or get the classes a la carte if you only have a few employees.) Every 3 Years The