Section 6306 Liquid Oxygen in Home Health Care
The seller of liquid oxygen shall provide the user with information in written form that includes, but is not limited to, the following:
- Manufacturer's instructions and labeling for safe storage and use of the containers.
- Locating containers away from ignition sources, exits, electrical hazards and high-temperature devices in accordance with Section 6306.3.3.
- Restraint of containers to prevent falling in accordance with Section 6306.3.4.
- Requirements for handling containers in accordance with Section 6306.3.5.
- Safeguards for refilling containers in accordance with Section 6306.3.6.
- Signage requirements in accordance with Section 6306.6.
Containers shall not be located in areas where any of the following conditions exist:
- They can be overturned due to operation of a door.
- They are in the direct path of egress.
- They are subject to falling objects.
- They can become part of an electrical circuit.
- Open flames and high-temperature devices can cause a hazard.
Liquid oxygen home care containers shall be restrained while in storage or use to prevent falling caused by contact, vibration or seismic activity. Containers shall be restrained by one of the following methods:
- Restraining containers to a fixed object with one or more restraints.
- Restraining containers within a framework, stand or assembly designed to secure the container.
- Restraining containers by locating a container against two points of contact such as the walls of a corner of a room or a wall and a secure furnishing or object such as a desk.
Exception: Liquid oxygen ambulatory containers are allowed to be filled indoors where the supply container is specifically designed for filling such containers and written instructions are provided by the container manufacturer.
- The maximum aggregate quantity of liquid oxygen allowed in Group I-4 occupancies shall be limited by the maximum allowable quantity set forth in Table 5003.1.1(1).
- Where individual sleeping rooms are separated from the remainder of the dwelling unit by fire barriers constructed in accordance with Section 707 of the International Building Code, and horizontal assemblies constructed in accordance with Section 711 of the International Building Code, or both, having a minimum fire-resistance rating of 1 hour, the maximum aggregate quantity per dwelling unit shall be increased to allow not more than 31.6 gallons (120 L) of liquid oxygen per sleeping room.