Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Carbon Monoxide News April 8, 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. 

“You cannot create experience. You must undergo it.”
Albert Camus (1913-1960, bio 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.

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
Carbon Monoxide leak prompts evacuations
Ten people were evacuated and nearby roads were closed while Colorado Springs firefighters dealt with a Carbon Monoxide leak in southwest ...

Wildwood tenants relocated after carbon monoxide leak
Shore News Today
WILDWOOD – Tenants of a Juniper Avenue home had to be relocated after Wildwood firefighters found gas appliances were leaking high amounts of ...

East Cleveland apartment building causing concern
Residents are back in their homes after high levels of carbon monoxide forced them to evacuate on Friday…

Hamilton County Emergency Services Moving Forward With Technology
The Chattanoogan
The gas monitors measure levels of oxygen, carbon monoxide, hydrogen cyanide, and lower explosive limits. Carbon monoxide and hydrogen ...

Snowstorms and power outages present elevated risk for carbon monoxide poisoning
Medical Xpress
While preventable, carbon monoxide poisoning is a serious and sometimes fatal condition. Large weather events, such as snowstorms and heavy ...

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