MEDICAL GAS MAINTENANCE
Excerpts from the Environment of Care Essentials for Hospitals:
Medical equipment is maintained, tested and inspected.
b. performance and safety testing of all equipment in the management program prior to initial use and at least annually thereafter.
Utility systems* are maintained, tested and inspected.
b. performance and safety testing of each critical component in the program prior to initial use and at least annually thereafter.
A management plan addresses utility systems*.
b. assess and minimize risks of utility failures; and
C. ensure operational reliability of utility systems
FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
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As of January 1, 2004, in the State of Ohio all third party
Medical gas and vacuum Inspectors and Verifiers shall successfully complete a 32-hour training course including a written and a practical examination covering all facets of ASSE Standard 6020, 6030, NFPA 99, NFPA99C and NFPA 50.