What challenges do schools face when it comes to understanding and preventing carbon monoxide exposures on campus?
While many schools may want to upgrade systems and equipment, they may not have the immediate funds to do so. How can grants, partnerships come into play?
The majority of CO understanding is tied to antiquated language in codes, laws and tied, in general, to residential situations. Carbon monoxide safety is decades behind fire safety.
Education + Training
Lack of training requirements for educators and front line school works mean there is no situational awareness around symptoms and protocol
Aging Buildings + Systems
Maintenance of older buildings and systems often falls by the wayside when it comes to "updates and upgrades" in schools. The problem: the majority of our schools are over 25 years old.
There isn't one place where we can easily view what schools, by state, have CO detection in place (what kind, how many); each state has different requirements and no shared database of incidents; conflicting information online with no key organization to point to for correct info
Can you help prevent CO poisoning in schools?
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