TRAINING: Carbon Monoxide the Quiet Killer

Carbon monoxide is a colorless, odorless gas that is extremely poisonous and can kill within minutes. In the US each year, nearly 500 die while as many as 20,000 visit emergency rooms for exposure primarily from poorly-maintained heating systems or gas stoves and gas-powered generators used for heat or power during storms.

View the 3 minute CDC video (external link to ... http://www.cdc.gov/cdctv/environmentalhealth/quiet-killer-carbon-monoxide.html).

Learn more at The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention  (CDC)


TRAINING: Carbon Monoxide Dangers: How Close is Too Close for Portable Generators?

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) building experts are seeking the answer to a very important home safety question: How close to a house can you operate a portable gas-powered generator without risking poisoning from carbon monoxide?

 


RESOURCES:

Learn more here "NIST Technical Note 1666: Modeling the Effects of Outdoor Gasoline Powered Generator Use on Indoor Carbon Monoxide Exposures – Phase II" by Wang, S. H.; Emmerich, S. J.; Powell, R; NIST Technical Note 1666; NIST TN 1666; 23 p. July 2010. A National Institute of Standards and Technology study determined that 15 feet is not an adequate distance for placement of portable generators to prevent carbon monoxide infiltration into a dwelling.

Guidance for Carbon Monoxide (CO) Poisoning After a Disaster (external link to... http://emergency.cdc.gov/disasters/co_guidance.asp)

Although the popularity of carbon monoxide (CO) alarms has been growing in recent years, it cannot be assumed that everyone is familiar with the hazards of carbon monoxide poisoning in the home. Click here to learn more (external link to nfpa.org).


NFPA



RESOURCE: Carbon Monoxide the Invisible Killer (fact sheet)

Carbon Monoxide (CO) is the "invisible" killer. Carbon monoxide is a colorless and odorless gas. Every year more than 100 people in the United States die from unintentional exposure to carbon monoxide associated with consumer products. Learn more here (external link to ... http://www.cpsc.gov//PageFiles/121843/464.pdf)

 


Resource: Carbon Monoxide Safety Toolkit (website)

View the Carbon Monoxide Safety Toolkit website by clicking here (external link to ... http://www.cpsc.gov/Safety-Education/Neighborhood-Safety-Network/Toolkits/Carbon-Monoxide/Carbon-Monoxide-Safety-Toolkit/)

   
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