California's Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (OSHPD) was created to improve access to quality healthcare for Californians. OSHPD has made health care building preparedness a priority in the event of future, strong earthquakes.
OSHPD provides a framework including:
- Training and Resources
- Codes and Regulations
- Seismic Compliance and Safety
- Hostpital Inspection Services, and
- Hospital Building Safety Board
Among the concerns beyond building collapse is the emergency back-up power that MUST remain fully operational until restoration of the electrical grid.
Imagine if an earthquake hits a dense urban environment and the power infrastructure supporting trauma centers, hospitals and nursing homes collapses. Emergency power generators are the only option to allow facilities to remain operational to meet the needs of the patients (both in house and in coming) and staff.
Those generators and the supporting components must perform quickly and dependably and should meet the standards set by OSHPD. The Rypos diesel particulate filter is OSP seismic certified and will provide clean, reliable and seismic tolerant emission control for emergency power systems.
Are you confident that the emergency power at your facility is OSPD and Rypos-ready if and when the next earth quake hits California?