St. Paul, Minn. (PRWEB) October 26, 2009
As of October 13, Ergotron has received from Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (OSHPD) OPA Pre-Approved numbers for mounting wall mount products in hospitals and other healthcare related facilities throughout California. Ergotron's latest line of point of care products including the StyleView® HD Combo Arms, 200 Combo Arms, LX Wall Mount System, StyleView Vertical Lift, and StyleView Enclosure are pre-approved, and just about all Ergotron wall mounts products that attach to an Ergotron wall track are available as a pre-approved solution. An External and Internal Wall Mounting Solution will be available to meet healthcare customers' individual structural requirements.
Here are the four OPA pre-approval numbers based on the different mounting configurations Ergotron will support:
- 2338-07 - Wall Track and all possible associate arms--Direct Stud Mounted (16" on center) or Internal Mount
- 2339-07 - Wall Track and all possible associated arms--(includes the StyleView Vertical Lift) External/Internal Mount
- 2341-07 - StyleView Vertical Lift--Internal Mount
- 2340-07 - StyleView VL Enclosure--Direct stud (16" on center) or Internal Mount
All of these OPA configurations can be mounted to metal, steel and wood studs and concrete wall structures. For more information about Ergotron's OSHPD Pre-Approval visit http://www.ergotron.com/tabid/94/default.aspx.
"We're glad to be a part of this pre-approval process with the OSHPD to help ensure patient safety in the event of damaging seismic activity," says Neil Lien, product manager, wall mount systems at Ergotron. "We stand behind the structural integrity of our wall mounted products in helping facilities continue to function after earthquakes."
OSHPD is responsible for overseeing all aspects of construction for general acute care, and psychiatric hospitals, as well as multi-story skilled nursing homes and intermediate care facilities in California. In response to the 1971 Sylmar earthquake--which caused several hospitals to collapse, endangering the lives of their patients and hampering their ability to provide emergency care to the injured--the State of California passed the Alfred E. Alquist Hospital Seismic Safety Act. Since 1973, all hospital construction has been governed by this legislation. To learn more about OSHPD visit http://www.oshpd.ca.gov/fdd/Pre-Approval/index.html.
Although OSHPD is a requirement specific to the state of California, other western states such as Utah, Oregon, Washington, Arizona, and Nevada may also be interested in adopting similar seismic requirements. These OSHPD OPA Pre-Approved numbers are also compliant with the Japan Acceptance Criteria AC-156. AC-156 is the standard test for certification for international earthquake resistance as developed by the International Code Council.
Founded in 1982 by VESA FDMI standard author and visionary Harry Sweere, Ergotron is a global manufacturer of digital display mounting and mobility products, headquartered in Saint Paul, Minnesota, with sales efforts in Amersfoort, the Netherlands, and Singapore. Ergotron's products have been improving the human interface with digital displays for over 25 years. Our history of innovation and passion for differentiation is evidenced in over 35 patents and our growing portfolio of award winning products for computer monitors, notebooks, and large flat panel displays and T.V.s Ergotron products enhance computing wellness, improve workplace productivity and create business process efficiencies, wherever and whenever they're used. Incorporating Ergotron's Constant Force lift and pivot motion technology, wall and desk mount arms, stands, mobile carts, pivots and vertical lifts require less effort to achieve more ergonomic motion, improving the user's experience when viewing any digital display for work or entertainment.