Monday, April 7, 2014

Carbon Monoxide News April 7, 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.

“I can swear there ain’t no heaven, but I pray there ain’t no hell.”
"And when I die" - Blood Sweat & Tears - music link

It was a great experience again this year at the HVAC Excellence - Educators and Trainers Conference/EXPO. 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. COSA will be proud to sponsor the program again next year in Orlando, Florida.

There are two circumstances that make carbon monoxide a hazard:
1. Carbon monoxide is produced in a high enough concentration to hurt someone.
2. There is an escape path for CO to reach people.

Carbon monoxide must be measured. It is odorless but many combustion gas systems do produce odors and carbon monoxide is found to be blended in with those odors. Due to human reliance on combustion driven systems, the odors are often accepted as “normal”. Do not be fooled. Be responsible for the air you breathe and protect yourself with measurement of low levels of the poison.

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
Emissions from diesel can damage children's brains and increase the risk of autism and ...
Daily Mail
Now a warning from the Air Quality Expert Group in report by commissioned by the UK Department of Environment Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) ...

Cost Among Hurdles Slowing New York's Plan to Phase Out Dirty Heating Oil
New York Times
Last year the mayor's office announced that sulfur dioxide levels and soot pollution had dropped and that New York City had experienced its best air ...

Governor Herbert to Lead Business Officials on a Trade Mission to Mexico
Utah Policy
The relevance of the topic of air quality to the Governor's Mexico Trade Mission is paramount, as Mexico City is a premier example of improving air ...

100000 E-Cars In Two Years
Sunday Leader
Not only the emissions from combustion engines but also the noise pollution and heat generated from combustion engines contribute to the pollution,” ... 

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