|Edition Number:||5||SCC Approved:||--|
|Edition Date:||2011-09-30||DOD Approved:||--|
|Price Code:||A||ANSI Approved:||2015-12-14|
1.1 These requirements cover equipment and materials intended for installation and use in flammable anesthetizing locations where accumulation of static electricity presents a risk of fire or explosion due to the possibility of static sparks being generated in the presence of flammable anesthetic-air mixtures. These products provide an electrically conductive path from other electrically conductive objects and patients to ground.
1.2 The products covered by this standard include bonding appliances, casters, anesthesia face masks and anesthesia reservoir bags, breathing tubes, footwear, hose and tubing, mattresses and pads, sheeting, and restraint straps.
1.3 The products covered are for use in accordance with Article 517 of the National Electrical Code, NFPA 70, and Chapter 3 of the Standard for Health Care Facilities, NFPA 99.
1.4 A product that contains features, characteristics, components, materials, or systems new or different from those covered by the requirements in this standard, and that involves a risk of fire, electric shock, or injury to persons shall be evaluated using the appropriate additional component and end-product requirements as determined necessary to maintain the acceptable level of safety as originally anticipated by the intent of this Standard. A product whose features, characteristics, components, materials, or systems conflict with specific provisions of this Standard cannot be judged to comply with this Standard. Where considered appropriate, revision of requirements shall be proposed and adopted in conformance with the methods employed for development, revision and implementation of this standard.