1.  Run a regular cycle
2.  Once the timer gets to zero, the sterilizer will begin to buzz.
3.  It would still stay in sterilization position until you either turn the bottom knob to ‘VENT’, or to ‘OFF’ position.
4.  If you turn the knob to ‘VENT’ position, the sterilizer will suck out all the liquids you have in the bottles.
5.  If you turn the knob quickly pass the ‘VENT’ position, and onto the off position, the sterilizer will be completely off, and will ‘SLOW vent’ (which might take up to 45 minutes, but the liquids will stay in tact in the bottles.

fyi – Pelton Crane is no longer manufacturing the Magnaclave.  Too bad.  It was a great work horse of a sterilizer.  However, we can get you a refurbished one for a better price than you can get any 15″ dia x 30″ deep sterilizer.

Call me to find out the price.
Thank you,
Shlomo

P.S. click over there —> Pelton Crane Magnaclave (to see further details about the Pelton Crane Magnaclave)

TOMY ES-315 Sterilizer – ERR message – What shall I do?

ERR normally shows a number after indicating the input error (eg. Water level sensor is 1).  Err with no number indicates multiple errors.   If you press start when there is no water in the chamber and the lid is open, you will get an ERR 0 (or ERR according to TOMY).  I have only one case of ERR only and that was related to an external incident that damaged the autoclave severely.  I have never seen this error otherwise (20+ year history).

TOMY changed the circuit board for the new sterilizers around the year 2010, and most likely the ERR without number was added to the logic.

The best course is to make sure the chamber has sufficient water, close the lid and the exhaust valve.  That should isolate the error if there is still one.  If not, they will need to go through the inputs to see which components are failing.  If the inputs test, then the problem is probably with the board.

Thank you,
Shlomo
Sterilizers.com

Regulated Medical Waste (RMW) is a problem that continues to grow like a wild fire.
With few viable and affordable solutions we will continue to see dumping on the sides of roads putting the public at considerable risk.
Hospitals, Clinics, Airlines or anyone else who produces RMW should be held personally responsible for illegal dumping when it occurs.
Management won’t like this but it will stop the illegal dumping and force the proper and costly
improvements that need to be made to prevent the situation from occurring over and over.
Make people accountable and the problem will go away.
We offer proven and tested solutions to RMW that are not as costly as the current methods and also solve the issue.
Let me know if y ou want to know more
cf@sterilizers.com

Nail Salon Safety:

The next time you go to get your nails done or go for a pedicure observe the place you go and ask these 4 questions.
Does the salon/spa look clean, does it pass the smell test?
Do the techs wear gloves to protect themselves and you?
Does the salon disclose the chemicals used in the salon?
Are the instruments sterilized on an autoclave. Each states laws vary on this topic but, regardless of the law this is the only way to sterilize the instruments, like when you go to a doctor or dentist.
If your salon doesn’t meet these 4 tests, find another place for your own safety,
or ask the owner why they don’t operated following these principals of safety.

Autoclave Market’s Projected Growth

I have now read 3 studies from different industries all saying the same thing.
Over the next 10-15 years the autoclave and sterilizers market will grow at a rate in excess of 20%.

This information points to the new uses of autoclaves now being used in the sterilization of Regulated Medical Waste (RMW) so that it can be disposed of safely with ordinary trash.

This information also tells us of the rise in the safety standards of nail salons and spas, who are now mandated by law to use and autoclave to sterilize instruments. If your spa or salon doesn’t use an autoclave find a new one!

The last bit of info i read dealt with the need for more up to date sterilizers in the hospital sector, where many autoclaves are now in excess of 40 years old and in need of replacement,
repairs just wont do the job anymore,

Make sure if any of these areas effect you t hat the autoclaves are being validated to show they do the job.

Until next time

Chuck Fishelson
Your Sterilizer Expert

Steam Sterilization may not always be the right choice

Do you have an office practice outside of the hospital?
Do you need to sterilize your instruments?
Depending on what your specialty is there a few choices in sterilization.
Using a Steam Sterilizer is the most common, but not always the best for your instruments.
Dry Heat sterilization is a viable choice if you use stainless steel instruments , especially if you do a limited number of procedures a day
Gas or EO sterilization can also be used in an office setting to sterilize devices that cannot withstand heat.
Time between cycles is also critical in your decision as instruments tend to cost more than sterilizers.
If you need more information please contact us

Again we hear  stories of dumping Medical Waste without care of the consequences.
We need to stand up and be heard. You may choose from many approve methods but sterilize the waste then dispose of it properly.

 

Settlement reached over medical waste spilled from Waimanalo Gulch
By Web Staff
Published: July 10, 2015, 7:17 pm Updated: July 10, 2015, 7:19 pm

Waimanalo Gulch operator, employees indicted on multiple counts

Four years after heavy rains caused medical waste from Waimanalo Gulch Sanitary Landfill to spill into the ocean, a settlement has been reached.

Under the agreement, the government agreed to dismiss all felonies after Waste Management of Hawaii accepted two misdemeanor negligence charges under the Clean Water Act.

The company will also have to pay a $400,000 fine and set aside $200,000 for environmental projects.

Two waste management workers, Joseph Whelan and Justin Lottig, have also agreed to misdemeanor charges of negligent discharge of pollutants and will be fined $25,000 each.

In May 2014, the U.S. Attorney’s office filed an indictment against Waste Management of Hawaii, saying the company lied to health inspectors after bags of blood vials, needles and syringes spilled onto the Leeward coast in 2011.

In a statement, the company said, “We’re very pleased to have this particular chapter of this 2010/2011 story now behind us. This settlement agreement is an important turning point for both Waste Management of Hawaii and our two employees.”

Chuck

How can we expect to raise the level of safety in salons when 4 people are expected to monitor 1400

Daily News Staff

Posted Jul. 5, 2015 at 2:12 AM

Manicures and pedicures are considered among the most accessible forms of pampering. Market studies show that the $7 billion nail industry in the U.S. stayed strong even through the recession.

Concerns about hygiene and workplace safety have shed a light on the dark side of the inexpensive luxury, especially after a recent New York Times series about the plight of salon workers in New York City prompted New York Gov.

Andrew Cuomo to take immediate action. The Times series found instances of unsanitary working conditions, unfair payments to workers and exposure of some workers to potentially hazardous chemicals.

In Massachusetts, salons are regulated by the Board of Registration of Cosmetology and Barbering, a four-member board that is in charge of licenses related to salons and imposing punishments for violations. The board was formed in May after merging three state registration boards for barbering, cosmetology and electrology. The new board is supposed to have six members but has two vacancies. Inspections are done by a separate team of four inspectors who work under the state Division of Professional Licensure.

According to complaint records obtained through a Daily News public records request, the state responded to 17 complaints against salons or salon workers in the MetroWest and Milford area in the past five years in Framingham, Hopedale, Hopkinton, Marlborough, Milford, Natick, Northborough and Wayland.

Inspections are typically done when a new business opens or if the state receives a complaint, according to the Division of Professional Licensure Director Charles Borstel. However, the state tries to do occasional random inspections, he said.

During those visits, inspectors look for unsanitary conditions or any unlicensed practices. Inspectors have the authority to write a ticket on-site if a salon has a violation. Each violation carries a $100 fine.
The Board of Cosmetology and Barbering then has the right to uphold that citation or impose a harsher punishment. If a customer has a complaint about a salon, he or she can fill out a two-page form provided by the Division of Licensure Office of Investigations.

The office gets a lot of frivolous complaints, namely issues that don’t necessarily warrant a visit from a state inspector, such as dissatisfaction with a nail color or a bad haircut at a hair salon. Inspectors clearly identify themselves when they visit a salon, said Borstel.

The response time for complaints depends on their severity, he said. If a customer was physically harmed during a salon visit, inspectors go to the salon as soon as possible.

The Better Business Bureau also receives salon complaints. In the past 12 months, the BBB received 15 complaints against nail salons. Four of the complaints alleged unhygienic conditions. Nearly 50 percent of the complaints the BBB gets about salons tend to be about businesses not honoring Groupons or gift cards, according to Denise K. Nelson, operations manager for the local BBB chapter.

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