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Posting no smoking signs

August 27, 2014 by Kristen Cifranic

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

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What is Your Sign? A Guide to Warehouse Signage

April 09, 2014 by Kristen Cifranic

It is crucial that medical oxygen be stored properly and identified through proper signage. Medical oxygen is considered a prescription drug by the FDA and a hazardous material by the DOT. All companies that distribute oxygen must have signage to identify the various locations in which the oxygen is stored within a facility. The signage should be legible and in a physical condition on which the message of the signage is apparent. Language used on signs may vary from what is presented through the use of synonyms or other industry acceptable terms. If appropriate, it is also recommended to include languages appropriate to your workforce in addition to English. The areas required: Signage for Oxygen Distributors Full Cylinders with container closure installed and product inside. Cylinders ready to send to customers. Empty Cylinders that have been returned from customers and no container closure. Quarantine Cylinders in need of repair or other maintenance. Also known as dirty. Signage

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