f. Ensure that all electrical equipment is properly grounded. If necessary, have
medical maintenance personnel check electrical plugs and outlets.
g. Avoid static-generating materials. Avoid nylon or other static-generating
materials in uniforms, nightgowns, and pajamas. Do not use wool blankets on the bed
since they also produce static.
h. When transporting a large oxygen cylinder, strap it to the carrier. If the
oxygen cylinder is not secured, it may drop or fall. Upon falling, the weight of the
cylinder may injure personnel or patients and damage equipment, walls, and flooring.
The valve could possibly break off from the cylinder creating a high velocity missile (the
cylinder) because of the suddenly released high pressure. A full oxygen cylinder has
enough force to penetrate concrete walls.