From: templin**At_Symbol_Here**charter.net <templin**At_Symbol_Here**CHARTER.NET>
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] SCBA Flow Testing
Date: Thu, 24 Oct 2013 17:29:43 -0400
Reply-To: DCHAS-L <DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**MED.CORNELL.EDU>
We complete the annual flow testing for our SCBAs. We use the same company that completes our hydrostaic tests.
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I recently inherited our SCBA program and had a few questions. While not mentioned in OSHA's respiratory protection program, NFPA does require flow-testing for all SCBA units. Since NFPA and the manufacturer both require this, I am reasonably assuming that it then falls under the OSHA general duty clause.
I was just curious as to how many of my sister institutions are annually flow testing their SCBA units and if they purchased the equipment to do so in-house or use outside companies? I am already using outside companies to hydrostatically test my cylinders to get them up to date and I am using the cascade system at our fire house to fill them.
We currently have Survivair Puma/Cougar units.
Thanks for your input.
Brandon S. Chance, M.S., CCHO
Program Manager, Chemical Safety
Environmental Health and Safety
262 Alexander Street
Princeton, NJ 08540
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