Friday, April 11, 2014

Carbon Monoxide News April 11, 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.

“We’re saving lives”
Chuck Fonda, IntelliTec College

What were they recognized for? They were recognized for showing how one school with the right vision can change a culture, a town and impact an entire industry.

Help prevent injuries and deaths; don’t guess about carbon monoxide
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
No place to go: Deaths of 2 mentally disabled men reveal cracks in the system
Albuquerque Journal
Cochise Bayhan, 56, and Alex Montoya, 61, died of carbon monoxide poisoning while living in a backyard shed. They had just been released from the ...

Albertville mayor's son dies of carbon monoxide poisoning
The 27-year-old was pressure washing a friend's garage at a house on Martling Road when he was overcome by carbon monoxide…

Preventing deaths from carbon monoxide
Northland's NewsCenter (
Duluth, MN - Legislation designed to prevent deaths from carbon monoxide poisoning has passed the U.S. Senate Commerce ...

The Carbon Monoxide Safety Association to sponsor
HVAC Excellence - Educators and Trainers Conference/EXPO
Join us March 15 through March 17, 2015 (Sunday through Tuesday) at the Florida Hotel and Conference Center in Orlando, Florida for the 2015 National HVACR Educators / Trainers Conference and Policy Forum. 

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