Friday, September 14, 2012

September 14, 2012

“One man practicing sportsmanship is far better than a hundred teaching it.” Knute Rockne (1888-1931, bio link)

If you want to learn about carbon monoxide, it is suggested you begin measuring it. Everyone should know how much CO is in the air they breathe and sleep in and should be alerted to rising levels that may injure or threaten them with death.

If you are a health care professional or an emergency technician, you should not only measure the air you are in at home, but on the job as well. These measurements will not only be for your protection, but the protection of others as well. You will also want to measure carbon monoxide in all patients or victims.

If you are a heating contractor, a boiler engineer or an appliance technician, you will also want to measure the air for CO at home and on the job. You will also want to measure carbon monoxide levels in the combustion appliances you install and/or service to make sure they are efficient and not generating harmful levels of the poison.

If you are a building or business owner you should be measuring carbon monoxide in your buildings to make sure that your employees and visitors are protected from carbon monoxide levels that might make them sick, unproductive or not returning.

If you go into buildings besides for your own for work, recreation, or the varieties of serious stuff you do wherever you do it, you should probably measure the air you are in; if you want to learn about carbon monoxide and protect yourself as a bonus.

Carbon monoxide is easy to learn about. It takes measurement to make you knowledgeable, if you want to learn about it.
Bob Dwyer, CSME Carbon Monoxide Safety

CO News Links
In remembrance, for prevention; Children's program continues
Bikers Who Care to honor carbon monoxide victims
WSMV Channel 4
Next week marks one year since five people lost their lives during a charity event in Clarksville.

Can it happen here?
London tenants 'ignoring deadly risk' posed by carbon monoxide fumes
Evening Standard
Dave Bendle, National Incident Manager at British Gas said: “Carbon monoxide is a silent killer and can leak from a range of household appliances. Even shared flues and chimneys can cause carbon monoxide to be released in the home. That's why it's so ...

Hindsight – preventive measures reduce fatalities and costs
Hotel facing court action over fatal carbon monoxide poisoning
West Cork Times
The action is being taken in the High Court. A HOTEL where a woman died as the result of carbon monoxide poisoning in 2011 is facing legal action from the victim's sister. Thirty five-year-old Miriam Reidy from Limerick died as the result of a ...

Ask Dr. K: Carbon monoxide monitors save lives
Because you can't see, smell or taste carbon monoxide, it can kill you without warning -- that is, unless you have carbon monoxide monitors to warn you of the danger. You might be surprised how many sources in your house can release carbon monoxide.

· 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