October 15 – Safety & Compliance
CGA 870 MEDICAL OXYGEN REGULATOR YOKE CONNECTION ISSUE
The Compressed Gas Association has published CGA SA-40, Safety Alert, CGA 870 Medical Oxygen Regulator Yoke Connection Issue. This Safety Alert addresses an issue recently brought to CGA’s attention regarding reports of certain medical gas regulator yokes available for purchase and use in the United States and Canada that do not meet CGA standards.
Use of these non-conforming regulator yokes may result in these regulator yokes not achieving a proper connection and seal with oxygen cylinders that utilize certain CGA 870 pin-indexed valves that conform to applicable CGA standards. Interference resulting from the non-conforming regulator yoke may prevent a proper connection and seal with a CGA 870 valve outlet, resulting in a leak of oxygen.
Please click here to view the Safety Alert in its entirety.