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

6 Comments

  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).
  2. Stan
    October 05, 12:15 Reply
    You just released Directors Advisory FS-232-17 and did not email anyone. It's also not listed under News & Updates. When you click Legislation & Regulatory Information, then click Gaseous Fuels Regulations nothing is sorted by the most recent. You have to click the Issued tab. This is not an ideal way to share information. As a licensed Gas Fitter that is responsible to work with up to date Codes I would appreciate being informed when new Orders or Advisories are released, as I have been in the past.
    • tssablog
      October 13, 15:09 Reply
      Thank you Stan, we appreciate your feedback regarding the notification of the directors advisory. You are correct, our current website is not ideal when it comes to sharing information. For this reason (and many others), tssa.org is currently undergoing a major transformation. This transformation is helping us take a big step towards becoming a modernized regulator by making our site more user friendly, easier to navigate and include better tools for subscribers to receive the most up to date and current information. Once the new site is launched we would love to hear your feedback. Stay tuned for the upcoming launch!
  3. Stan
    October 05, 12:16 Reply
    Show me one furnace or water heater manual that lists acceptable CO readings...
    • tssablog
      October 17, 12:38 Reply
      Hi Stan, thank you for your comment. Please refer to the previous response on SEPTEMBER 08, 12:47.

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