Friday, February 28, 2014

Carbon Monoxide News February 28, 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. 

“Every time I read the papers…” 
"Waist Deep In The Big Muddy" - Pete Seeger - RIP - music link 

Continuing Education; Are You?
Prevent carbon monoxide poisoning to yourself and others and get certified; to be certified, you must measure. Prove it to yourself and others.

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 certified for carbon monoxide safety, you must perform carbon monoxide safety by measurement every day, to the levels of your responsibility.  At minimum, be responsible for measuring & knowing the air you breathe.

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

CO and Air Quality News Links 
Easthampton Offering Free Smoke, Carbon Monoxide Detectors to Seniors
EASTHAMPTON, Mass. (WGGB) — It's time to check your carbon and smoke detectors and seniors in need in Easthampton can get one for free…

Fundraising efforts allow fire/EMS team to purchase new equipment
The device measures carbon monoxide levels in the blood. Because carbon monoxide is toxic when encountered in high concentrations, the quick ...

Terrifying Carbon Monoxide Incidents Should Be a Reminder
Insure Info Blog ⋅ jferguson
Over the weekend, a NY restaurant manager quickly succumbed to carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning and another 28 people were rushed from the ...

'Great Race for Clean Air' has companies competing to improve air quality
San Ramon Express
The "Great Race for Clean Air," sponsored by the Bay Area Air Quality ... the website or by calling the Air Quality Management District…

Beijing lung cancer cases increase as air quality remains low
International Environmental Technology
Beijing has seen an increase in a specific type of lung cancer in recent years, which has now been linked to the growing air quality crisis in the city and ...

Bridgegate Gets Dirtier: Air-Quality Monitor Was Offline During Traffic Jam
NJ Spotlight
It focuses instead on why an air-quality monitor closest to the bridge was inoperative for a few days during the lane closures, when drivers were stuck ...

Citizen clean: Campaigners frustrated with the Government's failure to cut the amount of air ...
The Independent
It's no secret that Britain has some of the worst air pollution in Europe. Last week, the European Commission moved closer to fining the Government ... 

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-eight U.S. states have statutes that require carbon monoxide detectors in certain residential buildings. Updated Feb. 2014
Alaska | California | Colorado | Connecticut | Delaware | Florida | Georgia | Illinois | Maine | Maryland | MassachusettsMichigan | Minnesota | Montana | New Jersey | New Hampshire | New York | North Carolina | Oregon | Pennsylvania |Rhode Island | Texas | Utah | 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