Surveys and Analysis - Technical Services Partnership

Surveys and Analysis

Technical Services Partnership provides environmental and utilities surveys and analysis in Several key areas.

Surveys and Analysis

  • Environmental Waste Gas - The Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) in the Anesthetic Gases: Guidelines for Workplace Exposures requires the institution to perform routine inspection and maintenance of equipment and establish a system of monitoring to measure gas levels. The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health recommends routine monitoring according to Publication 2007-151. TSP monitors environmental gases commonly found in operating rooms, laboratories, central sterile supply departments and cancer centers.  TSP monitors exposure in real time and with exposure badges.
  • Electromagnetic Interference - Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) management in hospitals requires knowing and understanding radio frequency radiators, managing equipment to prevent incidental radiation and inference, and surveying the electromagnetic environment. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) regulates communications wireless and wired. The FCC established the Wireless Medical Telemetry System (WMTS) in 2000. TSP services include surveys utilizing sophisticated spectrum analyzers and other test equipment, investigation, analysis and resolution of existing EMI problems, radio frequency coordination assistance including documentation of radiators internal and external to the hospital, electromagnetic spectrum planning assistance, and new device EMC planning and evaluation.
  • Electric Power - Alternating current (AC) electrical power is required by most medical devices and systems. AC power is subject to loss, brownouts, voltage spikes, phase issues and other problems that affect medical equipment operation. Complex medical devices such as CT scanners, clinical laboratory analyzers, and other computerized equipment are sensitive to power problems. Through the use of a recording electrical power analyzer, TSP can monitor, analyze and record electrical power parameters and analyze the data to produce a report on your electrical power status. The analyzer is capable of connection to single and three phase power systems producing a broad range of voltages.
  • Acoustic/Noise - The Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) indicates that noise is one of the most common health problems in the workplace. In healthcare, excessive noise not only negatively affects hospital staff, but also decreases patient care quality and satisfaction. The Environmental Protection Agency recommends a maximum noise level of 45dB during the day and 35dB at night for patient comfort. According to OSHA standard 1910.95 , occupational noise exposure is limited to 85dB over an 8 hour period. TSP provides services including surveys, analysis and resolution of problems, and assistance in meeting OSHA and other requirements.

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