All Regulation and compliance articles

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    Day two of the EIGA Winter Seminar 2019


    Over the past two days, over 30 industry professionals have taken to the European Industrial Gases Association (EIGA) stage, at the grand Le Plaza Hotel Theatre, to discuss topics under the theme of ‘Medical Gases – A deep breath’.

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    Day one of EIGA’s Winter Seminar 2019


    The EIGA Winter Seminar, a long-standing January tradition, has seen more than 30 industry experts and external speakers gather today at the Le Plaza Hotel in Brussels, to present on a range of topics under the theme of ‘Medical Gases – A deep breath’.

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    EIGA Winter Seminar 2019 preview


    In recent years, regulations and standards surrounding the handling of medical gases have developed into a complex landscape for healthcare personnel to navigate. That’s why the European Industrial Gases Association (EIGA) intends to share good practices and initiatives at its 2019 Winter Seminar which will commence tomorrow at the Le ...

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    SIAD signs latest EA MLA Agreement


    SIAD, the Italian chemical group specialising in industrial gases, engineering, healthcare, services and industrial goods, has signed the latest EA MLA Agreement.

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    Building trust in environmental monitoring data


    Ashtead Technology, provider of custom engineered solutions, explains how the MCERTS scheme for environmental monitoring equipment provides several important advantages beyond regulatory compliance.

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    Medical gases – New bulk supply certification programme


    Over the last decade the regulatory environment for bulk compressed medical gas (CMG) supply systems at healthcare facilities has evolved, resulting in a demand for more formalised processes to document and certify the training of system technicians.

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    Oxygen safety under pressure


    GCE Group’s Gareth Pemberton says the global gas control industry must continue to pioneer enhanced adiabatic shock testing standards to improve the safety of oxygen systems.

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    New FDA regulations and enforcement


    Tom Badstubner, President and Medical, Food and Specialty Gas Consultant at Asterisk, LLC in Lewisville, provides a thorough overview of the latest proposed modernizations to medical gas regulations that will be more appropriate and should eradicate confusion. 

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    Cylinder technologies


    Regardless of which industry we work in and whether we are aware of it or not, standards affect all of us, every day of our lives. Some of you may groan at this topic, but do read on, since this subject can be a most rewarding and intriguing area. I ...

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    Compliance change you need to know


    After a relatively inactive two years where these gases are concerned, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is again focusing its attention on medical gas requirements.

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    Food Safety Modernization Act update


    Producers and distributors of specialty gases in food and beverages need to know that the new regulations for the Food Safety Modernization Act (21 CFR Part 117) are now officially in effect.

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    IIR to standardise cryotherapy


    The France-based International Institute of Refrigeration (IIR) Science and Technology council has launched a new Working Group (WG) on ‘whole-body cryotherapy’ (WBC) or ’cryostimulation.’

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    Time to comply: Food Safety and Modernization Act


    If you are a large company with more than 500 employees you’re already in the middle of dealing with compliance issues surrounding the provisions of the US government’s Food Safety and Modernization Act (FSMA). As for everyone else, primarily most of our readership in the industrial gas manufacturing, and gases ...

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    Evolving regulatory requirements for healthcare BMGS


    Twenty years ago, the vast majority of bulk medical gas systems (BMGS) were installed at large hospitals. This began to change in the 1990s with the proliferation of walk-in centers and nursing/critical care facilities, which led to the evolution of mini-bulk tanks to serve these accounts. Here, Bob Yeoman discusses ...

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    The blueprint for safety and compliance


    The design of traditional medical facilities is rapidly changing in response to the evolution of medical technology and methods of patient care. An increasing number of facilities are expanding the scope of their research, requiring fundamentally different laboratory configurations and instruments to those found in typical medical applications.

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    A framework for operational excellence


    A key vector that helps organizations sustain, grow, and establish themselves as business leaders in their respective fields on the global stage is a strong business management framework, or infrastructure, that can support and sustain continuous improvement, Kaizen, or Lean tools and Best Practices.

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    Bedfont passes FDA inspection with flying colours


    Bedfont® Scientific Limited, a medical device manufacturer, has passed its latest US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) inspection with flying colours.

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    Pentair launches first API 2000 compliant valve series


    Pentair Valves Controls has designed a new range of pressure and vacuum relief valves, which is the first series to be completely compliant with the new API 2000 regulation.

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    Protecting Our Food Supply


    One of the provisions in the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) set to become law in August of this year involves Food Defense. This article will examine the new provisions that the FSMA will require for Food Defense, and how that may likely affect food and beverage gas firms.

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    Compliance – Crisis management planning


    The products provided by the gases industry find their way into virtually every aspect of our lives. From the electronics industry to steel manufacturing and fabrication, petrochemical production, and food production and healthcare industries all depend on a reliable source of gases to operate their business.