Saturday, August 11, 2012

Carbon Monoxide News - August 11, 2012

“You must have been warned against letting the golden hours slip by; but some of them are golden only because we let them slip by.”
James M. Barrie (1860-1937, bio link)

To learn about carbon monoxide, we must be aware of fire.
Think again of fire; close your eyes if you have to but think of fire. Did you think of any of the following, or others?

Automobile engine, Airplane
Barbeque, Boiler
Camp stove, Candle, Cigarette, Cooking flame, Chain saw, Concrete finisher
Earth mover, Engine
Farm tractor, Fireplace, Floor buffer/polisher, Forest fire, Furnace
Generator, Gas lamp, Grass fire
Helicopter, Hookah, House fire
Jet ski
Leaf blower
Match, Motor boat
Pipe (smoking), Pressure washer
Snow mobile, snow blower
Space heater
Steam washer
Trains, trucks and tanks
Wall heater (gas/oil)
Water heater

This is not a complete list by any means. We are a collective culture reliant upon fire for work, life and pleasure. Carbon monoxide poisoning is inevitable, but preventable based upon the degrees of awareness and preparedness. Do you test for carbon monoxide? Bob Dwyer, CSME Carbon Monoxide Safety

CO News links
Gas lanterns in campers & tents need air too, can produce carbon monoxide; Good thing the family had a CO alarm!
Young child treated for carbon monoxide poisoning after caravan gas leak
This Is South Devon
A spokesperson for Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service said: “The only indication that there was a leak to the occupants was the fact their carbon monoxide alarm had sounded. "This reinforces the importance of being careful when using fossil ...

· Heart Rescue Now This link takes you to a very short video that is a practical demonstration on the proper usage of an AED. This video is tastefully done & demonstrates the step-by-step way one might be able to save a life.

· Please take CARBON MONOXIDE SAFETY CARE during all holiday and everyday activities.

· Carbon Monoxide Survivor A website made by poisoning survivors that brings a view that can only come from those that know what it is like to have been poisoned - as well as live with the long term impact.

· Consider low level protection for carbon monoxide and smoldering fire detection problems; don't leave anyone behind.

National Conference of State Legislatures
Carbon Monoxide Detectors State Statutes
Twenty-five U.S. states have statutes that require carbon monoxide detectors in certain residential buildings. Updated Nov. 2011
Alaska | Arkansas | California | Colorado | Connecticut | Florida | Georgia | Illinois | Maine | Maryland | Massachusetts| Michigan | Minnesota | Montana | New Jersey | New Hampshire | New York | North Carolina | Oregon | Rhode Island | Texas | Utah | Vermont | Virginia | Washington | Wisconsin | West Virginia

Google Maps to reference the locations referenced in these Internet headlines.

The following companies are acknowledged for their continued support of carbon monoxide safety education and this daily news blog. They may just have what you are looking for.
Fieldpiece Instruments
The Energy Conservatory
IntelliTec Colleges
CO Experts
Masimo (See the non-invasive RAD-57)
Mahugh Fire & Safety
ESCO Institute
TPI - Test Products International