Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Carbon Monoxide News February 5, 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.  

“Most of us are about as eager to be changed as we were to be born, and go through our changes in a similar state of shock.” 

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 
Carbon monoxide warning to boat owners following double tragedy
Practical Boat Owner Magazine
A safety bulletin has been issued to warn boat owners about the dangers of carbon monoxide poisoning following two deaths in North Yorkshire…

Utilities prepared for downed lines: Snow to pile higher on earlier storm's leftovers
The Journal News /
Deadly carbon monoxide gas from the generator's exhaust can spread ... use of an open oven in a closed house can create carbon monoxide gas…

Grandmother Pat Green and husband Kevin cheat death after carbon monoxide leak in Larkfield
Kent Online
A family home nearly became a house of horrors when deadly carbon monoxide leaked in, leaving three people in hospital. Pat Green was ... 

Officials caution community about carbon monoxide poisoning
St. George Daily Spectrum
CEDAR CITY — Officials are cautioning community members to be mindful of situations where they might be exposed to carbon monoxide poisoning ...

Family happy to be alive after carbon monoxide scare
Wareham Week
Wareham residents Frank and Janet Kowzic are thankful to be alive after being exposed to carbon monoxide for over an hour. While they did have a ...

After San Fernando Valley and LA city fire deaths, council aims for smoke detectors in every home 
Los Angeles Daily News
The motion also directs staff to look into requiring carbon-monoxide monitors in all homes in Los Angeles, and for the city to team with the U.S. Fire ...

Does Your Hotel Have a Carbon Monoxide Detector?
The Working Mom's Travels ⋅ Francesca
So when I heard a story about a young boy dying of carbon monoxide poisoning at a hotel, I was floored. First of all, the tragedy had me reeling ...

Keeping a silent killer at bay
The units will sound if they detect carbon monoxide levels of 70 parts per million or more. Exposure greater than 100 parts per million can be ... 

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