Sunday, March 16, 2014

Carbon Monoxide News March 16, 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.

“Familiar things happen, and mankind does not bother about them. It requires a very unusual mind to undertake the analysis of the obvious.” Alfred North Whitehead (1861-1947, bio link)

Help prevent injuries and deaths 
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
13 people sickened at downtown restaurant
KUSA - More than a dozen people were sickened by carbon monoxide Saturday evening in downtown Denver. The incident happened at the Noodles ... 

La Loche school closed after carbon monoxide detected
The Northern Lights School Division says no students needed medical attention. But some teachers did, after carbon monoxide was detected in a ….

Fire crews called to carbon monoxide alarm
This is The West Country
Two fire crews from Taunton were sent to a home in Roman Road at 6.30pm where there was a report of a carbon monoxide alarm sounding…

One year since father, son died in Waverly grain bin accident
Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier
What they didn't know was a slow-smoldering fire hidden deep under the corn had sent carbon monoxide levels inside the bin to six times the lethal ...

Man dies of carbon monoxide poisoning
AJLOUN — One man died as a result of carbon monoxide poisoning and another was in fair condition, Ajloun Civil Defence Department (CDD) ...

Region breathing easier as air quality improves
Northwest Indiana has a reputation for poor air quality from heavy industry and auto emissions, but studies show the the region's emissions are ...

Mahoning County asthma victims can thank EPA for pollution rules
Youngstown Vindicator
Roughly half of the United States' population is exposed to levels of air pollution that fail to meet national air-quality standards. Mahoning County …

Tens of thousands sick due to haze
Jakarta Post
Air pollution standards index (ISPU) equipment installed in Pekanbaru indicated theair quality level had reached 310 on the pollutant standards index ... 

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