Friday, April 4, 2014

Carbon Monoxide News April 4, 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.

“For me a day without training is like a day without eating.”
Haile Gebrselassie (1973, achievements)

It was a great experience again this year at the HVAC Excellence - Educators and Trainers Conference/EXPO. There were great training and gathering events this year; it was a great technical education opportunity. COSA looks forward to this conference as a sponsor of the program again next year in Orlando, Florida. Our thanks to Jerry & Howard Weiss and to their professional team of educators who make this available to HVACR technical educators everywhere, and to all of the vendors who participate with their expertise and product support. 

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
Nest halts sales, issues warning on smoke detector
Nest on Thursday halted sales of its Nest Protect smoke and carbon monoxide alarm, citing a safety concern…

Southington Firefighters Offer Home Safety Checks, Free Detectors
Hartford Courant
SOUTHINGTON — Maybe it's the free installation that comes with free smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors. Whatever the reason, a new ...

Home News Orillia ahead of curve in combatting odorless...
Proposed amendments to the fire code would require carbon monoxide detectors in all residential buildings with fuel-burning appliances or attached ...

Air Pollutants From Biomass Burning Exceeds Coal
Bloomberg BNA — Facilities burning biomass emit more air pollutants, including carbon dioxide, per megawatt-hour than those that burn coal, ...

Bay Area Air Quality Management District adopts plan to control greenhouse gases
San Jose Mercury News
It has fought to rein in smog and smoke for years, but now the Bay Area's air pollution board is tackling a new challenge: reducing greenhouse gases…

A Tale of Two Air Quality Programs: China vs. the U.S.
Huffington Post
America's air quality in the 1970's left a lot to be desired. But since then, ever-stronger air pollution regulations have helped clean the air. It's a different ... 

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