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Ergotron Receives OSHPD OPA Numbers

Ergotron now has 2010 Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (OSHPD) OPA Pre-Approved numbers for installing our wall mount products in hospitals and other healthcare related facilities throughout 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 OPA Pre-Approved numbers 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 OPAs have been updated to the 2010 California Building Code. Most of our products like the StyleView HD 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.

Ergotron’s OPA Pre-Approval numbers based on the different mounting configurations we support:

OPA # Applicable wall-mount solution/configuration
2338-07 Wall Track and all possible associated arms – direct to stud (16" on center)
2339-07 Wall Track and all associated arms – external mount
2341-07 StyleView Vertical Lift – internal mount
2340-07 StyleView Enclosure – direct to stud (16" on center)
2338-10 Wall Track and all possible associated arms – direct to stud (16" on center)
2339-10 Wall Track and all associated arms – external mount
2341-10 StyleView Vertical Lift – internal mount
2340-10 StyleView Enclosure – direct to stud (16" on center)
2784-10 StyleView Low Profile Enclosure – direct to stud (16" on center)

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 HD Combo Arm with an extension). Two options are available to mount the Wall Track: (1) direct stud and (2) external mount.
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

StyleView Vertical Lift
Internal solution only

StyleView Enclosures
Stud mounted only (assumes metal/wood studs are 16" on center). Not offered as an external solution

All the above OPA configurations can be mounted to the following wall structures:
Metal/steel studs Wood studs

OSHPD Pre-Approved brackets

Use these brackets in conjunction with wall-mount systems when attaching between studs.

External Wall Mount
for Wall Track

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