Thursday, March 6, 2014

Carbon Monoxide News March 6, 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.

“Don't wait until you're in a crisis to come up with a crisis plan.”
Phil McGraw (1950, 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

NOTE: The eagle cam is back on line. This distraction from the tragedies of carbon monoxide and air quality poisonings is placed here for a purpose, until the eaglets have left the nest. Please enjoy this distraction.  

CO and Air Quality News Links
Daycare reports carbon monoxide scare
Minnesota Energy and the Rochester Fire Department responded to the 800 block of 4th Avenue at 3:20 p.m. when the home carbon monoxide ...

Coroner: Sandblaster died from carbon monoxide poisoning after fire
WYFF Greenville
An Upstate business owner has died from carbon monoxide after a fire at his shop, according to Anderson County Deputy Coroner Don McCown…

Firefighters respond to chemical reaction
Huntington Beach Independent
Authorities identified the two chemicals as a resin and triethylamine, which when combined produced heat, carbon monoxide and carbon dioxide…

Doctors honored for prompt response
FOX 29
Testing results confirmed that they had carbon monoxide poisoning. ... And to avoid carbon monoxide poisoning from your vehicle, have a mechanic ...

Taipei hostel operators indicted in death of Canadian tourist
Two men were indicted Wednesday on manslaughter charges related to the fatal carbon monoxide poisoning of a Canadian tourist at a hostel in ...

Hotel operators discuss CO detectors after leak 
A carbon-monoxide leak at an Ogunquit hotel on Feb. 23 has area hospitality officials either thinking about installing monitors or feeling relieved that ...

The argument grows for laws requiring carbon monoxide monitoring at commercial entities
A carbon monoxide leak in the heating system at a Legal Sea Foods in Huntington Station, New York resulted in the death of a restaurant manager, ...

All Lincoln council homes to get carbon monoxide detectors in £845k scheme
Lincolnshire Echo
All council homes in Lincoln will get carbon monoxide detectors, in a scheme worth over £845,000. The City of Lincoln Council wants all its homes to ...

Yukon launches website on carbon monoxide danger
The site outlines sources of carbon monoxide and symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning as well as tips to prevent and detect furnace and ... 

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