International CO Conference – Final Report/Presentations

International CO Conference – Final Report/Presentations

A report summarizing the findings of TSSA’ first international conference on carbon monoxide is now available.

TSSA recently hosted an engaging workshop on the public health risks of carbon monoxide (CO). The conference included government and regulatory partners as well as public health agencies and non-profits from Europe, USA and Canada. This 2-day session covered strategies to further CO awareness and effectively reduce CO-related health risks.

The conference formed the basis for the establishment of the International CO network (ICON), which will allow various experts to further share data and best practices. Furthermore, carbon monoxide poisoning was declared to be a public health burden and there was a call to increase worldwide efforts to address this issue. Other highlights include presentations by industry partners on technological mitigation solutions as well as collaboration among Canadian regulators to share data and best practices locally.

The Public Risk Management (PRISM) Institute prepared a report summarizing the findings.

Click here for the Conference Report.

Industry Presentations


  1. Stan
    August 18, 11:09 Reply
    Crazy, this report does nothing to list what levels of CO a technician can allow on various gas appliances. This is what is needed. Guidelines that list what levels of CO should be considered an immediate hazard. This is regarding flue samples, not ambient samples.
    • tssablog
      September 08, 12:47 Reply
      Appliance manufacturers list acceptable CO limits in the exhaust for their appliances. You can either look in the manufacturer certified instructions or contact them directly. TSSA does not set the acceptable levels, with the exception of the natural draft, natural gas boilers (advisory - now in the code).

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