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Document ID (ISN)75483
CIS number 00-1441
Year 1998
Convention or series no.
Title Guidelines - Safety management in multi-workstation hyperbaric chambers in a clinical environment
Original title Linee guida - La gestione in sicurezza delle camere iperbariche multiposto in ambiente clinico [in Italian]
Bibliographic information Istituto Superiore per la Prevenzione e la Sicurezza del Lavoro (ISPESL), Via Urbana 167, 00184 Roma, Italy, 1998. 107p.
Abstract These guidelines, based in part on the requirements of Italian Legislative Decree 626/94 (see CIS 96-1531), provide basic instruction on the safe operation of hyperbaric chambers used for medical treatment in hospitals and clinics. Contents: risk evaluation; safety measures; locales where hyperbaric chambers are installed; construction of hyperbaric chambers used for therapeutic purposes; requirements of materials and systems (electricity, compressed gases, firefighting) used inside such chambers (the greatest hazard is fire - even with the requirements given, the oxygen content of the air inside the chambers should not exceed 23.5%); registers; storeroom management; maintenance; handling and clinical monitoring of patients; required personnel during hyperbaric therapy; emergency and normal use procedures. In annex: comparative survey of safety procedures in connection with hyperbaric chambers in the following European countries: Denmark, France, Germany, Norway, Poland, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom.
Descriptors (primary) hyperbaric oxygen therapy; pressurized enclosures; hospitals; work in pressurized atmosphere; Italy
Descriptors (secondary) Sweden; Norway; Poland; Switzerland; United Kingdom; directive; Denmark; Spain; France; fire prevention; legislation; Germany
Document type F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
Country / State or ProvinceItaly
Subject(s) Commerce, services, offices
Broad subject area(s) Physical hazards
Browse category(ies) Hyperbaric pressure
Health care services
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