Thursday, February 20, 2014

Carbon Monoxide News February 20, 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.

“How can you expect a man who's warm to understand one who's cold?”
Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn (1918-2008, 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 ...

Grandville District Court closes early over lingering carbon monoxide problem
The Grand Rapids Press -
GRANDVILLE, MI -- The Grandville District Court closed at 3 p.m. today over lingering problems with carbon monoxide in the building, a move that ...

Utah Senate OKs carbon monoxide monitor bill
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Utah Senate has advanced a proposal to require carbon monoxide monitors in K-12 schools. Senators voted 21-3 on ...

Hoopeston adds carbon monoxide detectors to ordinance

Danville Commercial News
HOOPESTON — City council members voted 6-1 Tuesday to include carbon monoxide detectors as well as smoke detectors within 15 feet of every ...

Attorneys File Class Action Lawsuit Against BWI Westin Hotel
CBS Local
BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Days after carbon monoxide sickened guests and workers at a hotel near BWI, attorneys filed a class action lawsuit in the case…

Make you're safe in the home
This is Cornwall
Badly fitted and poorly maintained appliances cause gas leaks, fires, explosions and carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning. In the past year, more than ...

Pensioner tells how poor poisoned budgies saved his life
Liverpool Echo
A Liverpool pensioner said he owed his life to his three budgies after a potentially fatal gas leak. David Hodson was only alerted to a carbon monoxide leak in his home when his feathered friends died one by one…

Cause of death ruled carbon monoxide poisoning
Times Journal
The Sloansville man who died while sleeping in his car overnight at a friend's house in the Village of Schoharie earlier this month died of carbon ... 

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