Latest Alerts

  • Cavagna Group Safety Warning (Sept 2017) September 1, 2017 - CAVAGNA GROUP 09/01/2017 SAFETY WARNING IMPACTING All GAS EQUIPMENT The devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey may have damaged your gas equipment, including your Cavagna Group products (e.g. OMECA, PERGOLA, RECA, and KOSAN brands). The following contaminants in flood waters can prevent proper and safe functioning of your regulators, valves and other gas equipment: Flood Waters Mud... Read more »
  • Nitrogen Incident Alert (Feb-2017) February 15, 2017 - GAWDA ALERT Liquid Nitrogen Incident Stresses Need for Bulk Tank Permits, Inspections, and Customer Safety Training A recent incident in Augusta, Georgia involving a fatality resulting from a leak of liquid nitrogen at a customer facility is a reminder to GAWDA members to ensure that their bulk tanks are properly permitted and inspected and that... Read more »
  • White Paper – Food Safety Modernization Act rules (September 23, 2015) September 23, 2015 - Food Safety Modernization Act – Final Rule On Thursday, 9/17/2015, the FDA published in the Federal Register the “Final Rule” to the Food Safety Modernization Act: “Current Good Manufacturing Practice, Hazard Analysis, and RiskBased Preventive Controls for Human Food”. The new rules are fairly detailed, however, most GAWDA members will not find them to be... Read more »
  • GAWDA FDA Medical Gas Certificate Alert (July-14-2015) July 14, 2015 - Medical Gas Compliance Alert Important Compliance Alert – Medical Gas Certification This GAWDA Medical Gas Compliance Alert is to inform GAWDA members that the FDA has developed a process to remove the “unapproved medical gas” label from certain drug listings. Before this process was implemented, the drug listing for medical gases looked like this: Now... Read more »
  • FDA’s Report to Congress (July-6-2015) July 6, 2015 - Medical Gas Update Medical Gas Update – FDA files a Report to Congress regarding Updating Regulations for Medical Gases Quick History The Medical Gas Safety Act was incorporated into “The Food and Drug Administration Safety and Innovation Act” (FDASIA). The President signed FDASIA into law on July 9, 2012 and it gave the FDA authority... Read more »
  • Sherwood Safety Alert (May-25-2015) May 25, 2015 - Sherwood Valve, LLC (Sherwood) recently learned of an incorrect burst disc being inadvertently used in some recent shipments of 650-19F9-28 pressure relief devices (PRD). This does not present an immediate safety risk under normal circumstances, but could contribute to the burst of full cylinders under extreme conditions such as a fire. What products are affected?... Read more »
  • GAWDA Medical Gas Compliance Alert (May-12-2015) May 12, 2015 - OSHA GHS Compliance and CGA C-7-2014 Compliance Alert –OSHA GHS Compliance For Medical Gas Cylinders Q – Must we remove the existing medical gas label under the epoxy clear-coat on small Oxygen, USP cylinders? A – The OSHA Global Harmonization System regulation provides specific changes to current labeling of cylinders. The changes include new “Signal... Read more »
  • GAWDA FDA Compliance Alert (May-3-2015) May 3, 2015 - OSHA GHS Compliance and CGA C-7-2014 Compliance Alert –OSHA GHS Compliance For Medical Gas Cylinders Q – Must we remove the existing medical gas label under the epoxy clear-coat on small Oxygen, USP cylinders? A – GAWDA recommends that its members follow CGA C-7-2014, Guide to Classification and Labeling of Compressed Gases for labeling of... Read more »
  • GAWDA Medical Gas Compliance Alert (Jan-31-2014) AUDIO January 31, 2014 - Download the audio file here (.WAV format)
  • CGA Regulatory Alert (RA-129A) June 10, 2013 - Update: The Lite Cylinder Company – Full Emergency Recall Order & Termination Letter On June 5, 2013, CGA received an update from PHMSA regarding the Recall Order and Termination Letter distributed as CGA RA-129 (attached). Update from PHMSA: Upon issuance of the order, PHMSA was advised that The Lite Cylinder Company is no longer in... Read more »