Thursday, April 10, 2014

Carbon Monoxide News April 10, 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.

Knockin' On Heaven's Door - Bob Dylan - music link 
Our thanks to Jerry & Howard Weiss and to their professional team of educators who make this HVAC Excellence - Educators and Trainers Conference/EXPO available to HVACR technical educators everywhere. Thanks also to all of the vendors who participate with their expertise and product support. The Carbon Monoxide Safety Association will be proud to sponsor the program again next year in Orlando, Florida.

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
3 teachers escape from Amish school in northern Indiana that had filled with carbon monoxide
The Republic
TOPEKA, Indiana — Authorities in northern Indiana say three Amish school teachers escaped a small schoolhouse that had filled with carbon ...

Propane lamps caused Hay River carbon monoxide deaths
Propane lamps produced the carbon monoxide that killed two people in a Hay River cabin last fall, according to an N.W.T. coroner's report…

Oregon child saves family from carbon monoxide
She said the family was unaware the batteries on their carbon monoxide detector had died. Fire officials said it's a reminder that people should check ...

Support offered for carbon monoxide detector requirements in Huntington
"That this law is being limited to certain buildings, it doesn't seem to fit with the logic of what we know about carbon monoxide," said Neal…

Air-quality regulations studied
Perry County Republic Monitor
The purpose of the AQI is to help residents understand what local air quality means to their health. To make it easier to understand, the AQI is divided ...

Administration Officials, National Health Organizations Join in “Town Hall” with Health Leaders to ...
U.S. Politics Today
All agreed that the Clean Air Act has driven significant cleanup of major air pollution sources including vehicles and power plants. Yet, we must do … 

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