Monday, February 17, 2014

Carbon Monoxide News February 17, 2014 - posts updated frequently

Every day is a carbon monoxide safety education day. 
Scroll back in time through our archives for previous CO News links.
We can learn from others mistakes and efforts to prevent poisoning.

"It's been a long time coming." 
"Long Time Gone" - Crosby Stills Nash - music 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

Nationally, the Red Cross provides food and shelter to people affected by as many as 70,000 fires annually, or about one fire every eight minutes. 

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 
Hotel Evacuated Near BWI for Carbon Monoxide
WBFF Top Stories
Officials evacuated a hotel near the Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport for elevated carbon monoxide levels, and nine ...

Ice fisherman suffers from possible CO poisoning
Grand Haven Tribune
The inititial call was that he was suffering from Carbon Monoxide poisoning, said Lt. Matt Schweitzer of Grand Haven Township Fire/Rescue…

A plea from Jeffrey's parents: Install carbon monoxide detectors
Winston-Salem Journal
More than eight months after Jeffrey died of carbon monoxide poisoning in a Boone hotel room, Jeannie Williams is rebuilding her life. She has a new ...

Onset couple has carbon monoxide close call
Wicked Local Wareham
When Onset firefighters arrived, they confirmed there was carbon monoxide present in the home caused by coals from a wood-burning stove. A family ...

National Grid, Fire Officials Urge For Safety in Snow Removal
Make sure your carbon monoxide alarms are working and if you experience a prolonged power outage, be prepared to replace the back-up batteries ...

School officials hear Clay City's environmental testing results
Brazil Times
The group tested the general air quality of both schools, noting that the temperature, relative humidity and carbon monoxide levels were all within the Indoor Air Quality requirements… Carbon dioxide did, however, exceed the Indiana Administrative Code requirements that state "Outdoor air shall be supplied to classrooms when occupied. Carbon dioxide, CO2, concentrations in the breathing zone shall never exceed seven hundred (700) ppm over the outdoor concentration."

Firefighters falling ill at coal mine fire
The Age
Nineteen firefighters have been hospitalised after falling ill or becoming concerned about elevated carbon monoxide levels while at the ...

Generator safety failings lead to carbon monoxide incident
Safety Sign Supplies
A Croydon-based security company has been prosecuted after a petrol generator caused an employee to be overcome by carbon monoxide (CO) ... 

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 

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: 

· 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 
Alaska | Arkansas | California | Colorado | Connecticut | Florida |Georgia | Illinois | Maine | Maryland | Massachusetts| Michigan 
| 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