2.0203.4 Occupant Education

Topic: 
Combustion Safety
Subtopic: 
Vented Gas Appliances
Desired Outcome: 
Ensure persistence of resident safety
TitleSpecification(s)Objective(s)
2.0203.4a
Occupant health and safety

All homes will have a functioning CO CO Carbon monoxide alarm

If CO CO Carbon monoxide levels in interior living spaces exceed outdoor levels, potential sources will be investigated and appropriate action taken to reduce them (e.g., have a qualified professional tune, repair, or replace improperly operating combustion appliances; apply weather stripping or conduct air sealing between the garage or crawl space and the home)

Ensure occupant health and safety

Ensure indoor CO CO Carbon monoxide levels do not exceed outdoor CO CO Carbon monoxide levels

2.0203.4b
Occupant education

Occupants will be educated on the operation and maintenance of the CO CO Carbon monoxide alarm

Completed work on combustion appliances and recommended maintenance will be reviewed with occupant

Occupant will be provided information regarding the health effects and risk of high CO CO Carbon monoxide concentrations; EPA EPA U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, www.epa.gov provides possible expanded actions and offers client education information in an appendix to the protocols

Ensure occupant can operate and maintain installations

Inform occupant regarding possible CO CO Carbon monoxide hazards

TitleSpecification(s)Objective(s)
2.0203.4a
Occupant health and safety

All homes will have a functioning CO CO Carbon monoxide alarm

If CO CO Carbon monoxide levels in interior living spaces exceed outdoor levels, potential sources will be investigated and appropriate action taken to reduce them (e.g., have a qualified professional tune, repair, or replace improperly operating combustion appliances; apply weather stripping or conduct air sealing between the garage or crawl space and the home)

Ensure occupant health and safety

Ensure indoor CO CO Carbon monoxide levels do not exceed outdoor CO CO Carbon monoxide levels

2.0203.4b
Occupant education

Occupants will be educated on the operation and maintenance of the CO CO Carbon monoxide alarm

Completed work on combustion appliances and recommended maintenance will be reviewed with occupant

Occupant will be provided information regarding the health effects and risk of high CO CO Carbon monoxide concentrations; EPA EPA U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, www.epa.gov provides possible expanded actions and offers client education information in an appendix to the protocols

Ensure occupant can operate and maintain installations

Inform occupant regarding possible CO CO Carbon monoxide hazards