Friday, June 14, 2013

Carbon Monoxide News June 14, 2013 - posts updated frequently - Every day is a carbon monoxide safety education day. Scroll back in time and balance the carbon monoxide stories with the lessons learned.

“However many holy words you read, however many you speak, what good will they do you if you do not act on upon them?” Buddha
CO and Air Quality News Links    
Carbon monoxide causes evacuation Carlstadt Holiday Inn

High levels of carbon monoxide forced the evacuation of a hotel in Carlstadt, police said Friday. Officers responded to complaints of a carbon monoxide at the Holiday Inn Express at 100 Paterson Plank Road around 10:30 p.m. Thursday, said Sgt. Thomas ...

Woman says she warned hotel that people were getting sick

"Carbon Monoxide detectors should be a priority," said Boone Fire Chief Jimmy Isaacs on Wednesday after announcing that leaks were found in the pool heater exhaust system. The law requires smoke detectors but not carbon monoxide detectors in hotel ...

A tragedy that never should have happened
Charlotte Observer

Any thinking person would consider carbon monoxide poisoning to be one possible explanation, particularly with an indoor natural gas pool heater right below the room. Yet somehow authorities never announced that as the cause of death until after ...

State Fire Marshal reminds all Marylanders of fire and life safety issues ...
Bay Net

“Make sure your home is equipped with working smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors. These early notification devices are some of the most effective fire and life safety tools for preventing injury or death from fire and carbon monoxide poisoning”.

Are your children really protected from carbon monoxide?
· Are you sending your children to schools or daycare’s that have smoke and carbon monoxide alarms?

· Are the school’s or daycares’ heating systems performing  at the manufacturer and code specifications of the district?

· Is the ventilation system providing  an air exchange worthy of delivering fresh air to each child, student, instructor, staff and visitor?  Is it measured or merely guessed at with timers?

· Who is responsible  for the air your child breathes?

· Measure carbon monoxide and carbon dioxide daily  in the air that you breathe and learning occurs.
Bob Dwyer, CSME Carbon Monoxide Safety

Who is responsible for the air you breathe? Take control inside your homes.

-Link to: CO alarm standards
The lowest U.L. 2034 & CSA 6.19 carbon monoxide alarm test point is:
- 70 PPM to 149 PPM – resist one hour, must alarm before 4 hours

Please read the alarm information on the package and in the instructions. Know when your fire department and emergency responders begin wearing their breathing apparatus and what their civilian evacuation levels are for carbon monoxide; it may be before 70 PPM. It is for pregnant women, infants & children, the elderly and all people of vulnerable health. Bob Dwyer, CSME Carbon Monoxide Safety

Increased education, awareness can prevent carbon monoxide poisoning
Minnesota Department of Commerce

SAINT PAUL, MN – Each year about 50,000 people visit emergency rooms in the United States for CO poisoning, and more than 500 die each year from this silent, odorless, colorless gas. As part of Winter Hazard Awareness Week (November 5-9), the Minnesota Department of Commerce warns Minnesotans of the dangers of carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning and to take steps to avoid this “silent killer.”

Carbon monoxide kills, founder sends warning

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

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-seven U.S. states have statutes that require carbon monoxide detectors in certain residential buildings. Updated Nov. 2011
| 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

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 CO-Experts Model 2014 Brochure
Masimo (See the non-invasive RAD-57)
Mahugh Fire & Safety
ESCO Institute
TPI - Test Products International

Note this distraction from carbon monoxide poisoning:
Bald Eagle Camera Alcoa Bald Eagle Camera, Davenport, Iowa.
NOTE: Another camera is in operation from a lower angle.

What does this have to do with carbon monoxide safety?
It is just a live web cam, perhaps a distraction from the headlines of death and injury. Please become aware of the air you breathe. Measurement is education. Measure your air accurately when measuring carbon monoxide.
Bob Dwyer, CSME Carbon Monoxide Safety