Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Carbon Monoxide News February 18, 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 is not reason which is the guide of life, but custom.”
David Hume (1711-1776, 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

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 
'Extremely high' carbon monoxide levels displace families, hospitalize couple
Livingston Daily
Responding emergency crews discovered “extremely high levels” of carbon monoxide in the couple's apartment as well as eight other units in the ... 

Mom creates hotel list after preteen son dies in CO poisoning 
A Rock Hill mother whose son died from carbon monoxide poisoning in a North Carolina hotel is creating a list of hotels in South Carolina and North ...

Pennsylvania moves forward with CO detection law 
The Sentinel
Officials say winter is an especially dangerous season for carbon monoxide poisoning given the use of generators and furnaces. The Centers for ...

Dangerous gas could spike again
Latrobe Valley Express
Morwell residents could be exposed to elevated levels of the dangerous gas carbon monoxide for weeks, the CFA has warned, after levels spiked in ...

Smoke inhalation, carbon monoxide blamed in deaths of young boys, woman in New Hartford fire
The Post-Standard
New Hartford, N.Y. -- Two young brothers and a 21-year-old woman killed in a New Hartford house fire died of smoke inhalation and carbon monoxide ... 

Clinic director questioned over tragedy
Jakarta Post
He said that according to the police, the victims had high levels of carbon monoxide in their bloodstream. The police confiscated the clinic's power ...

More Updates
9 Rushed To Hospital As Local Hotel Is Evacuated And Shutdown For The Night
WBAL Radio
Several people were hospitalized over the weekend after a significant carbon monoxide leak at a hotel near BWI on Sunday. Anne Arundel County ...

Security company sentenced for generator death failings
H&V News
A security company has been fined for safety failings after a lone working security guard was killed by carbon monoxide fumes from a petrol generator…

Executive in charge of Boone hotel where 3 died in court Tuesday
WSOC Charlotte
Jeannie Williams told ABC's 20-20 that her family plans to start a foundation to raise awareness of the need for carbon monoxide detectors in hotels… 

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