Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Carbon Monoxide News March 19, 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.

“The essential support and encouragement comes from within, arising out of the mad notion that your society needs to know what only you can tell it.” John Updike (1932-2009, 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
Greenville Hotel Evacuated After Natural Gas Malfunction
Fire-rescue crews were called to the Home-Towne Suites on West Arlington Boulevard around 10:20 a.m. after carbon monoxide detectors sounded…

Douglas installing carbon monoxide detectors in schools
Worcester Telegram
Carbon monoxide detectors have since been installed in the learning center building, and others will be delivered Wednesday to the high school…

Support pours in for surviving son in carbon monoxide deaths
Toronto Sun
Three were found without vital signs in this Brampton home. All three have since been declared dead, victims of suspected carbon monoxide ...

Chief praises paramedics for response to carbon monoxide emergency
Worcester Telegram
More than a dozen kindergartners, a teacher and a high school intern were sent to hospital with elevated blood levels of carbon monoxide after an oil ...

Public Health Ministry experts assess health impact from toxic gases caused by garbage
Thailand National News Bureau
The team will measure the presence of four major pollutants that affect air quality, including carbon dioxide, which must not exceed a standard value of ... 

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