Training Time! Getting the right training for your employees can be confusing. To help break it down, we listed the employees that need to receive training and what type of training is required. Within 90 days of hire If youve got a new hire, youll need DOT training within 90 days! The FDA requires cGMP training, too, before you can let your new filler out on his own. Every 3 years The US DOT requires that every employee receive three types of training at least every 3 years, and within 90 days of start of employment for new employees. The employees who should have this training are: All drivers, loaders and people in charge of storage of oxygen cylinders for ANY amount of oxygen delivered. (1 cylinder to over 1,001 lbs) The three types of training are: Job Specific Training Safety training for the hazardous material HazMat Security Awareness Training # OF-5000D: Delivery On-Demand Subscription Unlimited number of employees for an entire year! Certificates included! Annually,
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 (thats the tanks and the gas)
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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)
No one should ever smoke around oxygen. Luckily for us, mostpeople in our industry know that oxygen and fire dont mix, or mix too well as the case may be. But how do you inform the average lay person not to smoke? Besides education (which should be given when employees start and when patients are set up) no smoking signs are a no-brainer. Typically,whenever you see a no smoking sign, there should be nosmoking within 25 feet of the sign. A DME should post signs on all of the entrances to oxygen storage areas, and also above the oxygen where it is stored. The US DOT does not require no smoking signs to be posted in vehicles, but does require that there be no smoking within 25 feet of the vehicle. Because of this, and accreditation requirements, its recommended to post no smoking signs in and on the vehicle. (For example on the drivers side door and onthe dashboard.) For extra credit, remove the lighter and ashtray from the vehicle, if it has one. At a patients home, many accreditationcompanies