Saturday, April 5, 2014

Carbon Monoxide News April 5, 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 pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.” William Arthur Ward (1921-1994)

It was a great experience at the HVAC Excellence - Educators and Trainers Conference/EXPO. There were informative training and gathering events this year again. COSA will be proud to sponsor 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
One dead, 11 hospitalized after carbon monoxide leak at East Cleveland apartment building
The Plain Dealer
EAST CLEVELAND, Ohio — A 79-year-old woman died Friday and 11 others suffered carbon monoxide poisoning at the Crystal Tower apartment ...

Shopping center evacuated after carbon monoxide detected
WBAL Baltimore
Officials said the gas may be coming from a sewer or basement in the shopping center where crews detected high levels of carbon monoxide in the ...

In the Know
Scarborough Leader
Recently there have been a number of news stories about carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning including one that occurred Feb. 23 in Ogunquit…

Climate Change, Air Quality and Health
York News-Times
Climate Change, Air Quality and Health John R. Balmes, MD, and George D. Thurston, DSc York News-Times. The authors are Chair and Vice Chair ...

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