Monthly Safety Topics 2023

Content will be added here in the month prior to the date. 

February 2023  - Suggested Safety Moment

postet January 26, 2023

Carbon Monoxide Poisoning—at Home or Camp


SUMMARY

Carbon monoxide (CO) causes upward of 400 deaths and results in the hospitalization of more than 4,000 people each year in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Many of those falling ill don’t know they have CO poisoning because it is a colorless, odorless, and tasteless gas. With proper inspection and housekeeping, Scouts and community members alike can prevent CO poisoning.

GENERAL INFORMATION

Causes of CO Release and Exposure

CO is a byproduct of many of your day-to-day activities. It is found in the fumes from gas stoves and lanterns, fireplaces, and the burning of charcoal, as well as from motor vehicles such as cars and boats. Additionally, CO poisoning most often occurs when the fumes are released within the confines of a small or closed-off room.

Sources of CO 

Car left running 

Portable generators 

Portable kerosene or gas heaters/lanterns 

Loose or broken ventilation pipes 

Improperly installed kitchen range or vent 

Operating a grill indoors or in garage 

Gas or wood-burning fireplace

(Possible) Symptoms of Poisoning

Headache

Weakness

Dizziness

Nausea

Confusion

Disorientation

Sleepiness

In More Severe Cases

Fluid in the lungs (pulmonary edema)

Neurological disorders


 

RESOURCES

 


January 2023  - Suggested Safety Moment

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Winter Activity Safety Moment.docx - Google Docs.pdf

C-O-L-D Clean, Avoid overheating,  Layers , Dry

video:  3:12 minutes

C-O-L-D-8-1-1-5 CANFEILD.mov

Safety Moments Scheduled for Future months: 

                                            

February          Carbon Monoxide Poisoning       

March              CPR

April                  Prohibited Activities

May                  Aquatic Activities

June                  Heat Related Illnesses

July                   Wilderness First Aid

August              Concussions

September      Violent Intruder

October           Campfire Safety

November       Communicable Disease Prevention

December       Food Safety


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