OSHPD Pre-Approved Products
Ergotron Receives OSHPD OPM Numbers
Based on 2013 California Building Code, Ergotron now has Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (OSHPD) Pre-Approval of Manufacturer’s Certification (OPM) numbers for installing our wall mount products in hospitals and other healthcare related facilities throughout California. The OPM Certification is a voluntary program for review and preapproval of seismic design of supports and attachments for nonstructural components to be used in health facilities construction in California.
What is OSHPD?
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. The act preempts local building departments to ensure statewide uniformity in healthcare facility construction. The standards help ensure:
- Patient safety during an earthquake
- Facilities can continue to function and care for the injured after earthquakes
As a result, 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.
How does this apply?
Although OSHPD is a requirement specific to the state of California, other western states such as Utah, Oregon, Washington, Arizona, and Nevada have also started looking into seismic requirements. These OSHPD Pre-Approvals 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.
What is new since Ergotron’s original OSHPD Pre-Approval?
All of our 2007 and 2010 OPAs have been updated to the 2013 California Building Code. Most of our products like the StyleView Combo Arms, 200 Combo Arms, LX Wall Mount Systems, StyleView Vertical Lifts and StyleView Enclosures are now included. In fact, just about any Ergotron wall mount product that can attach to our Wall Track is available as an OSHPD pre-approved solution. In addition, we’ve added our wall mount charging enclosure products and the low profile and tilting large screen TV/monitor wall mounts.
Ergotron’s OPMs are based on the different mounting configurations we support:
||Applicable wall mount configuration
||Styleview Sit-Stand Vertical Lifts
||StyleView Sit-Stand Enclosure
||StyleView Sit-Stand Combo Arm with Workspace
||StyleView Combo Arm with External Horizontal Supports
||StyleView VL Enclosure
||VL Wall Mount
||Tablet Management & Universal Tablet 12 Wall Mounts
||Glide HD & Glide VHD
||Low Profile/Low Profile-XL & Tilting/Tilting-XL Wall Mounts
The OPMs can be accessed from the OSHPD web site.
What products are included in the OSHPD Pre-Approval?
Wall Track – Most Ergotron wall mountable products that can attach to our standard Wall Track (worst-case configuration is based on the StyleView Sit-Stand Combo Arm with Worksurface and Extension). Two options are available to mount the Wall Track: direct stud (OPM-121-13) and external mount (OPM-123-13).
- External solutions offer the user the ability to laterally span and mount the Wall Track anywhere between the two studs (excluding 10" Wall Track)
- Metal/woods studs are 16" on center only
Tablet Management & Universal Wall Mount Enclosures
Glide Wall Mounts
Low Profile/Low Profile-XL & Tilting/Tilting-XL Wall Mounts
StyleView Vertical Lift
- Stud mounted only (assumes metal/wood studs are 16" on center). Not offered as an external solution
All the above OPM configurations can be mounted to the following wall structures:
- Metal/steel studs
- Wood studs