Sunday, March 9, 2014

Carbon Monoxide News March 9, 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.

“Most people don't have that willingness to break bad habits. They have a lot of excuses and they talk like victims.” Carlos Santana (1947, bio link)
"While my guitar gently weeps" music link - Santana

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
Family sick before alarm goes off, but eventually it made a sound
Family escapes carbon monoxide
Marion Star
He said the odorless, colorless gas that was coming from his home's heater was by a carbon monoxide detector Tuesday evening. “We've always had ...

Permits are lacking on many home furnace replacement jobs in area
Kansas City Star
At lower levels of exposure to carbon monoxide, you suffer flu-like symptoms that at first you wouldn't even suspect are being caused by your furnace. According to The Star’s analysis, an estimated 84 percent of the furnaces replaced in the four cities in 2013 didn’t have permits. Industry insiders say the problem also affects other area cities…

Carbon monoxide poisoning suspected in Mokuleia
Hawaii News Now
The suspected case of carbon monoxide poisoning took place on the Mokuleia-side of Kaena State Park. A fisherman found the pair unconscious ...

Blackburn family in hospital after carbon monoxide poisoning
Lancashire Telegraph
SIX people are being treated in hospital after a carbon monoxide leak devastated a family in Blackburn today. Two adults and two children had ...

Change your clock, change your battery
The Star Democrat
Recognizing that working smoke alarms and CO detectors double a family's chance of surviving a home fire or unsafe carbon monoxide levels, ...

Couple died of CO poisoning
RCMP say carbon monoxide poisoning was responsible for the deaths of a husband and wife in Craik. A family member called RCMP on Feb. 28 after ...

Coroner's inquest wraps up into carbon monoxide deaths at Saskatchewan care home
REGINA - A six-person jury has delivered their findings at a coroner's inquest into the deaths of three seniors following a carbon monoxide leak at a ...

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