Saturday, March 8, 2014

Carbon Monoxide News March 8, 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 distinction between the past, present and future is only a stubbornly persistent illusion.” Albert Einstein (1879-1955, 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
Carbon monoxide closes Carrboro post office, workers treated
News & Observer
CARRBORO — Residents woke Friday to cold houses, falling trees and slushy roads as the latest winter weather turned into a cold drizzle. A Carrboro ...

Developing: Family suffering from carbon monoxide poisoning in East El Paso
KFOX El Paso
EL PASO, Texas -- At least three people have been taken to Las Palmas after suffering from carbon monoxide poisoning. El Paso firefighters and ...

Crookston girl hospitalized in apparent carbon monoxide poisoning is conscious and talking
Aryanna Ostgaard, found unconscious Monday in her home near Crookston from the apparent carbon monoxide poisoning that killed her parents, ...

St. Mary's Villa inquest jury wants CO detectors for every facility
This week’s inquest in Humboldt heard from more than a dozen witnesses, including staff from the health region, SaskPower and SaskEnergy. On Dec. 26, 2010, carbon monoxide was inadvertently distributed into the home’s Dust Wing through the ventilation system. Twenty-four seniors, two visiting family members and five workers were later taken to hospital…

Expiring CO Detectors Prompting Fire Department False Alarms
In 2007, Illinois passed the Carbon Monoxide Alarm Detector Act. The law requires most homes to have a CO detector. Those devices usually only ... 

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