Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Carbon Monoxide News April 9, 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.

“Better three hours too soon than a minute too late.”
William Shakespeare (1564-1616, bio link)

Our thanks to Jerry & Howard Weiss and to their professional team of educators who make this HVAC Excellence - Educators and Trainers Conference/EXPO available to HVACR technical educators everywhere. Thanks also to all of the vendors who participate with their expertise and product support. The Carbon Monoxide Safety Association will be proud to sponsor the program again next year in Orlando, Florida.

Your home or the building you work in or visit may contain  malfunctioning furnaces, boilers, water heaters, space heaters, cooking systems or fireplaces that are already producing large amounts of CO. Some carbon monoxide may be released into the air you are in. How do you know if you are exposed to it or not?

You may also be exposed to CO on a boat, on a bus, in a car, in a house, on a street, at a construction site, almost everywhere; be careful! It is not unreasonable to have one of the small carbon monoxide measuring devices with you as you might a cell phone or a wristwatch. We are talking about carbon monoxide you know, and the air you are breathing.

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 Poisonings, North Carolina
Month/Year, February 2014 (Chart). Emergency Department (ED) Visits: 28 visits related to unintentional non-fire related carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning were identified…

Needless deaths can be avoided with carbon monoxide alarms
Irish Times
The Government has accepted legislation by Independent Senator Feargal Quinn requiring the installation of carbon monoxide alarms in certain ...

Crick's brush with death
Tasmania Examiner
IT'S been a long road back for Launceston racing driver Greg Crick after suffering a serious case of carbon monoxide poisoning during the Bathurst ...

Pollution brings spike in cases for respiratory physiotherapists
Chartered Society of Physiotherapy
Physiotherapists specialising in respiratory care have reported an increase in patient contact after poor air quality affected parts of the UK last week… 

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