Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Carbon Monoxide News December 17, 2013 - posts updated frequently

Every day is a carbon monoxide safety education day.
Scroll back in time through our archives for previous CO News links.

“The object of education is to prepare the young to educate themselves throughout their lives.” Robert M. Hutchins (1899-1977, bio link)

Red Cross - Typhoon Appeal  continues in the Philippines. Another please, with hopes of another thank you. Bob Dwyer, CSME Carbon Monoxide Safety
Red Cross - Disaster Relief to safely assist law enforcement, fire department, utility company, city, county and state authorities as repair and rebuilding moves forward. Bob Dwyer, CSME Carbon Monoxide Safety
Why wait for the death or injury from carbon monoxide  to occur before taking action? If you are responsible for the air you breathe, start measuring the air you are in at home, in motor vehicles, in public places and especially in places you enter to service or work.

Find out what the notification or evacuation levels are  for carbon monoxide in air in your community, and respond accordingly. Due diligence and duty requires announcing health and safety concerns to the occupants and/or owners of the space if carbon monoxide levels exceed those levels.

If you choose to wear your own,  self-purchased personal CO monitor where you are employed, please be informed that some businesses have very aggressive reactions to employees self investigating safety concerns within the body of the company. If you discover carbon monoxide levels of concerning concentrations with reference to evacuation or health risks to vulnerable people, proceed through the structure of your system. Without testing, we would indeed be guessing.

Prevent carbon monoxide poisoning to yourself and others.
Measure carbon monoxide for safety and knowledge. The more you test the more you learn. Measurement is education at its best. Bob Dwyer, CSME Carbon Monoxide Safety 

CO and Air Quality News Links
Quick work by hospital staff averts carbon monoxide tragedy at ...
Ottawa Citizen

OTTAWA — Ottawa Fire Services is warning people to be aware of the dangers of carbon monoxide after a weekend emergency response at a ...

Nitro Elementary dismissed due to carbon monoxide
Charleston Gazette

Nitro Elementary has dismissed all students for the day because carbon monoxide was detected in one wing of the school, an emergency official said…

Most carbon monoxide incidences occur within homes
MidAmerican suggests homeowners have their equipment checked every year by a professional to ensure an accurate reading of carbon monoxide ...

Expert: Chinese tourists died of carbon monoxide poisoning

Most gas heaters produce little carbon monoxide, but a malfunctioning burner can generate toxic amounts of the gas, which can spread quickly in ...

Synagogue and Singaporean Consulate Evacuated after Gas Leak

A manhole fire cause a carbon monoxide leak that evacuated to Trutle Bay ... after firefighters recorded dangerously high levels of carbon monoxide…
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 packageand 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

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

These following links may be of some use to you:
The World Clock - Time Zones
- Google Maps-
- Earthquake Map

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

Carbon monoxide kills, founder sends warning Carbonmonoxidekills.com

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

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