CO2Meter will present an education session promoting safer use of carbon dioxide gas later this month.
The company will focus on the gas, its effects and how to monitor for it, in its presentation to the Fire Prevention Association of Nevada (FPAN) on August 19th, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Following a recent series of carbon dioxide related injuries and deaths, FPAN requested that CO2Meter, Inc. provide an educational seminar on CO2 gas and ways to monitor it indoors. Across the state, Nevada Fire Marshals are creating a variety of regulations pertaining to the storage, use and production of CO2. In addition, local municipalities are creating disparate codes that can be confusing to business owners. FPAN requested some industry expertise and guidance as to how to best create uniform codes.
CO2 safety regulations are designed to protect employees, visitors and emergency response personnel if indoor CO2 levels become hazardous. High levels of CO2 can occur if there is a leak in a stored CO2 delivery system. If action is not taken quickly, exposure to high levels of CO2 can result in dizziness, faintness and, in extreme conditions, unconsciousness or death.
In the past, CO2-related incidents have occurred in bars and restaurants that use stored CO2 for carbonating beverages. Because they also use CO2 in their processes, the growing craft brewing and legal cannabis cultivation industries have added pressure to state fire marshals to create standardized regulations.
“CO2Meter appreciates the opportunity to work with the Fire Protection Association of Nevada,” said Josh Pringle, Director of Marketing & Sales at CO2Meter, Inc. “These are the people developing the codes and training emergency first-responders when an incident occurs. They are also, in most cases, the face of code enforcement. They are the people inspecting businesses and educating owners about the codes.”