Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Carbon Monoxide News March 26, 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.

“I've always believed that you can think positive just as well as you can think negative.” James A. Baldwin (1924-1987, 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
Called to action
Coeur d'Alene Press
It was a life-threatening situation as the air quality reading inside the building showed 450 parts per million of carbon monoxide. At 400 ppm, carbon ...

2 Newton restaurants evacuated after carbon monoxide alarm goes off; no one hurt
The Republic
NEWTON, Massachusetts — Fire officials say about a dozen employees of two Newton restaurants were evacuated after a faulty oven set off a carbon ...

Hempstead Town requires CO monitors in commercial buildings
The Hempstead Town Board Tuesday unanimously approved a law requiring carbon monoxide detectors in commercial and public facilities. The board voted 7-0 after holding a public hearing on the law that will require restaurants, bars, nightclubs, bowling alleys, gyms, churches, movie theaters and other public places to install detection equipment. Violators could face a fine of as much as $500 and/or imprisonment of up to six months. The proposal comes after a leaking flue pipe at a Huntington Station restaurant killed a manager and injured dozens of people last month…

Rescued Dog Saves Owner from Deadly Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
As it turns out, the wall heater in their home malfunctioned and was rapidly filling the house with carbon monoxide and natural gas. Max tried to wake ...

EIA Detects High Carbon Monoxide
Santa Fe Reporter
Santa Fe has achieved the dubious distinction of being one of four New Mexico cities where the amount of carbon monoxide emitted by cars and ...

Protecting Ontarians from Carbon Monoxide
Government of Ontario News
Working with partners to increase fire and carbon monoxide safety is part of the government's plan that is keeping Ontario families safe…

Air pollution causes 'one in eight deaths' says UN
Responding to Climate Change
“The risks from air pollution are now far greater than previously thought or understood, particularly for heart disease and strokes,” says Dr Maria Neira, ... 

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