Entries by Attorney Gordon Johnson

Warm Weather CO Risks – Part II

Warm Weather CO – Preparedness is Key Warm weather CO risks correlate to severe storms and portable electric generator use, which must be used outdoors and no closer than 20 feet to structures. Generators should never be used in garages. By Rebecca Martin Inevitably warm weather brings severe weather advisories. For Part One of this […]

Carbon Monoxide Risks in Warm Weather

Carbon Monoxide Risks Are Year Round Carbon monoxide risks do not disappear with summer, as fuel burning appliances can poison anytime of year, even outside. Detectors continue to be a must as with awareness of the presence of exhaust from power tools and vehicles. By Rebecca Martin Following the plethora of warnings over carbon monoxide […]

Lakeland Sleep Inn Carbon Monoxide

High Levels of Carbon Monoxide at Lakeland Sleep Inn The Lakeland Sleep Inn, Lakeland, Florida is one more case of CO happening again at a hotel where safety wasn’t a priority. By Rebecca Martin We are beginning to wonder if it is karma. We write a blog about some huge safety failing in the hotel […]

Carbon Monoxide Detector Legislation

Now is the Time for Effective Carbon Monoxide Detector Laws Carbon monoxide detector legislation is the only way to cut down on deaths and injuries from carbon monoxide poisoning, yet legislation still lags. By Rebecca Martin The carbon monoxide detector, developed in 1925, has been part of the safety technology scene for almost a century. […]

Cambridge Commons CO Poisoning

17 Hospitalized at UWM Dorm Cambridge Commons Bureaucratic stupidity and “rules don’t apply to us” thinking at the heart of the UWM Dorm Cambridge Commons carbon monoxide poisoning. By Attorney Gordon Johnson and Rebecca Martin In 2022, what landlord providing housing for 700 individuals doesn’t think they have a duty to install carbon monoxide detectors? Cambridge […]

Hotel Ethics and CO

Carbon Monoxide Poisonings the Result of Poor Hotel Ethics Hotel ethics should require prioritizing carbon monoxide prevention. Unfortunately, greed and ignorance are the practice. By Rebecca Martin Ethics are essentially standards for the behavior of humans based on well-founded principles. Initially when one hears the word ‘ethics” different people might have a different reaction to […]

Hotel Carbon Monoxide Deaths

Kentucky Carbon Monoxide Deaths: What Will it  Take? Carbon monoxide deaths and serious injuries keep occurring in hotels because the industry refuses to comply with standards and rules about carbon monoxide alarms. By Rebecca Martin Kentucky is one of the majority of states in the US who do not require carbon monoxide detectors in hotels […]

Marysville Hampton Inn Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Hotel Pool Heaters Culprit in Marysville Hampton Inn A pool heater once again found at fault in Marysville Hampton Inn (Ohio) carbon monoxide poisoning, one more in a long list of hotel poisonings. https://carbonmonoxide.com/2020/08/why-are-hotel-pool-heaters-so-dangerous-for-carbon-monoxide.html Attorney Gordon Johnson 800-992-9447 This past Saturday a faulty hotel pool heater again made headlines when seven people were hospitalized in […]

Fire Doors Should Save Lives

Bad Fire Doors Can Cause Deaths The taller the building, the more likely poor maintenance of fire doors can turn the entire structure into a massive chimney, funneling dangerous smoke and fumes far beyond the source of the fire. When fire doors intended to seal off circulation between floors are bad, they create the hazard […]

Winter Safety at Home and On The Road

Tips for Winter Safety and Avoiding Carbon monoxide poisoning Winter Safety includes making sure that carbon monoxide risks are avoided and you are alarmed when it attacks. Know the symptoms and causes. By Rebecca Martin If all other warning devices fail, the human body may warn you that you are being poisoned. Winter safety must include […]