State releases recommendations on how to detect carbon monoxide - CBS46 News

State releases recommendations on how to detect carbon monoxide in schools

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Nearly a year after dozens of students and faculty got sick because of a carbon monoxide leak at Finch Elementary School, the state has released new guidelines on how schools should handle CO detection.

The recommendations call for school districts to conduct yearly boiler inspections as required by law and make sure they are serviced and inspected as recommended by the manufacturer. 

School districts are also encouraged to make sure maintenance personnel are properly trained how to take care of fuel burning equipment.

Review emergency and evacuation procedures and ensure all employees know the symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning and know what to do if someone gets sick. For the full list of recommendations, click here.

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