MADISON, WI – January 12, 2017 – Conney Safety Products made a donation of portable gas detection units to the University of Wisconsin men’s and women’s Hockey teams after hearing about their exposure to elevated levels of carbon monoxide (CO) during a recent away game in Wentzville, Missouri.
On hand to accept the gas detection units were UW Hockey athletic trainers Dennis Helwig and Andy Hrodey. “We appreciate Conney Safety’s generous offer of providing gas detection units for our teams,” stated Dennis Helwig, Assistant AD, University of Wisconsin Women’s Hockey Team. “After our recent experience this will offer a good sense of relief to our athletes knowing that such a unit can be with us at all times.”
The portable gas detection units will help the teams to identify potential hazardous environments when playing at ice arenas on-the-road or at home.
According to the CDC, incomplete fuel combustion by ice resurfacers is the most likely source of elevated CO and poisonings in ice arenas but can be prevented through regular maintenance of ice resurfacers, installation of CO detectors, and provision of adequate ventilation.
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