Thursday, February 27, 2014

Carbon Monoxide News February 27, 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.

"Dead End Road" - J.J. Cale & Eric Clapton - Music Link

You can learn about carbon monoxide by reading about it. Reading is a beginning and may help increase awareness, but measurement is defining. 

I have been asked many times at the end of one of my presentations by an attendee, “Am I certified now? Do I get a certificate?”

My answer may include these statements, “If you want to be certified, you must measure. Your time spent in a training class can be measured. Your memory can be measured through written exams. Your performance can be measured in front of an evaluator. To be truly measured for carbon monoxide safety, you must perform carbon monoxide safety and measure every day to the levels of your responsibility. Who is responsible for the air you breathe?” 

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 
Dozens evacuated after elevated carbon monoxide levels detected in subway station
PIX 11 ⋅ Ashley Edwards
NEW YORK (AP) — The Fire Department says about 75 people have been evacuated from a Manhattan subway station and two neighboring buildings ...

Firefighters respond to carbon monoxide leak in Sanford
Press Herald
Sanford firefighters responded to the scene of a carbon monoxide leak on Clinton Street Thursday morning. Initial reports indicated that a resident had ...

House overcome by carbon monoxide
Winona Post
All occupants were sick from carbon monoxide poisoning. Some were unconscious. Three helicopters and five ambulances were dispatched…

Rush City family escapes silent killer
East Central Minnesota Post Review
Little did they know, the culprit was carbon monoxide poisoning — a ... “Get those carbon monoxide detectors in your house, and keep them up to date ...

Death Of Northwest Family Shows Hazards Of Carbon Monoxide

KUOW News ⋅ Jessica Robinson
It was just this January that Idaho joined its neighbors to the west in requiring certain homes to have a carbon monoxide alarms, similar to a fire alarm…

Love, concern pours in for Mormon missionaries who lost family to CO poisoning; funeral set
Deseret News
The brother and sister who were serving LDS missions when their parents and younger brothers died Saturday night at home from carbon monoxide ...

Carbon Monoxide Dangers in Your Home
Firefighters say during the winter months they see a spike in the number of calls they get for carbon monoxide poisoning. What many people may not ...

City council approves ordinance change to include carbon monoxide detectors
The Hoopeston City Council approved an amendment to the city's ordinance regarding residence smoke detectors to include carbon monoxide ...

Recreational vehicle, caravan users urged caution!
Don’t idle your vehicle if attached and people are inside. 
Cold nights can lead to carbon monoxide threats
The carbon monoxide released by those furnaces is known as the silent killer because it's colorless, odorless and basically unnoticeable, until it's too ... 

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 

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.

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