All public schools in Georgia should evaluate whether carbon monoxide poses a danger in their facilities, but the state shouldn’t require schools to install detection systems for the toxic gas, according to a task force’s report released Wednesday.
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Carbon monoxide safety tips
- Consider buying a carbon monoxide detector for your home or business.
- Watch for yellow or orange flames from gas appliances, which indicate they’re producing carbon monoxide. Appliances should burn a clear, blue flame. A small amount of yellow or orange flames is normal.
- Never operate gas-powered engines, such as those in automobiles and lawn mowers, in a confined space.
- Have heating systems and water heaters checked annually by a professional.
Source: Office of Georgia Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens