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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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Training by Personnel

February 12, 2014 by Kristen Cifranic

The FDA requires training on a frequent and continuing basis, usually interpreted to be about twice a year. The Quality Control Unit, and all Oxygen Transfilling Personnel should have proper FDA training for their jobs. Drivers need training as a requirement for FDA if they fill from a transfill system or if they fill liquid to liquid curbside. The DOT requires drivers to have training at least every 3 years, and within 90 days of employment for new employees. See the list below for all training options: QCU:The QCU, or the Quality Control Unit is the person or person(s) responsible for ensuring that the drug product is safe and high quality. They ultimately reject or accept all parts of the manufacturing process as meeting quality expectations. The QCU should have FDA training twice a year and should take at least one of each of the following classes: Oxygen Safety Oxygen 101 Online Class FDA cGMP Training Filling 101 Online Class Liquid 101 Online Class FDA Audits Seminar Servomex

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