CGA Industry Toolkit for COVID-19 Response
(Toolkit updated: May 17, 2022)
In this online toolkit, we provide resources, links, and other critical information related to the novel Coronavirus and COVID-19 disease, to assist members of the Compressed Gas Association as well as others in the industry in your response efforts during this pandemic. This content will be updated as needed, so be sure to refresh your web browser to see all the latest news and information.
Toolkit Table of Contents
CGA Publishes M-28, Guideline for Assessment of Health Care Facility Medical Oxygen Systems
May 16, 2022
As the pandemic wanes, it is time to take stock of our learnings and evaluate whether health care facility medical gas supply system infrastructure is adequate to meet present and future needs. This evaluation must include not only on-pad equipment, such as storage tanks, vaporizers and reserve system, but the size and layout of the health care facility’s internal piping system.
To facilitate this evaluation, CGA has published CGA M-28, Guideline for Assessment of Health Care Facility Medical Oxygen Systems. CGA M-28 provides an outline for conducting an evaluation of a health care facility’s medical gas supply system and is intended to be used jointly by health care facility personnel and the medical gas supplier to identify medical gas system changes necessary to ensure medical oxygen, at the required flow and pressure, is available where and when needed. The document is available to the public without charge.
We highlight here resources and news from the Compressed Gas Association to assist CGA members in your response to COVID-19.
For additional news and resources, see the CGA page of this COVID-19 industry toolkit.
CGA Standards for COVID-19 Response
The following CGA publications provide guidance on topics related to the industry’s response to the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
Cylinder & Container Cleaning Guidelines
- CGA P-83, Guidelines for Cleaning Externally Contaminated Medical Gas Containers
- CGA SA-35, Safety Alert, Cleaning of Cylinders Returned from Healthcare Facilities During a Pandemic
Change of Service Guidelines
- CGA C-10, Guideline to Prepare Cylinders and Tubes for Gas Service and Changes in Gas Service
- CGA M-18, Standard for the Change of Product and Change of Grade for High Pressure and Refrigerated Liquid Containers
- CGA SA-36, Safety Alert, Cylinder and Cryogenic Container Issue Related to Cylinder Conversion and Filling During the COVID-19 Crisis (1st ed)
U.S. Government News & Resources
In this section of the toolkit, we highlight news, links, and resources related to the U.S. government response to COVID-19, at the federal, state, and local level.
Canada Government News & Resources
In this section of the toolkit, we highlight news, links, and resources related to the Canada government response to COVID-19, at the federal, provincial, and local level.