We are doing our best to keep everyone safe and comfortable in this heat. Please remember that our technicians are human too and need to be protected from the heat. We understand that with the extreme heat many of you need service quickly, but we prioritize our calls to the sick, elderly, infant, normal customer then unreasonable people So please let us know when you call which category you fall into. We thank you for your understanding during this hot weather.
 
 

Allowable (Legal) Limits for Carbon Monoxide

Occupational Safety & Health Administration, USA (OSHA) (for industrial situations) -

Permissible Exposure Limit (PEL, by TWA) - 50 ppm, 8 hrs.
Old PEL Standard (by TWA) - 35 ppm, 8 hrs.
Threshold Limit Value (TLV, by TWA) - 25 ppm (29 mg/cu. m)
(recommended by American Conference of Governmental & Industrial Hygienists ACGIH)
Ceiling (max. value, 15 min.) - 200 ppm (229 mg/cu. m)

MI Occupational Safety & Health Administration (MIOSHA) -

PEL (Industry, by TWA) - 35 ppm, 8 hrs. (38.5 mg/cu. m)
PEL (Construction, by TWA) - 50 ppm, 8 hrs. (55 mg/cu. m)
Ceiling (max. value) - 200 ppm (229 mg/cu. m)

Environmental Protection Agency, USA (EPA) -

Domestic, outdoor air, all ages (TWA) - 9 ppm*, 8 hrs.
Domestic, outdoor air, all ages (TWA) - 35 ppm, 1 hr.

World Health Organization (WHO) -

Domestic, outdoor air, all ages (TWA) - 9 ppm*, 8 hrs.

American Society of Heating, Refrigeration & Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) -

Indoor air (leakage at a heat register) - 9 ppm

American Gas Association -

Indoor air (leakage at a heat register) - 15 pm


TWA - Computed by making measurements at intervals over 8 hours, then adding the sums of the concentrations and the intervals, and dividing by 8 hours (480 min.). * Based on several published studies of people with coronary ischemic disease showing ECG changes during moderate exercise when breathing concentrations of CO giving 3% COHb.
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