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Document ID (ISN)107328
CIS number 07-1392
ISBN(s) 978-2-89631-114-9
Year 2007
Convention or series no. Fiche technique RF2-102
Author(s) Roberge B.
Title Carbon monoxide emissions by propane-fed fork-lifts - Technical guide for health and safety specialists (Revised version)
Original title Monoxyde de carbone émis par les chariots au propane - Fiche technique pour les intervenants en santé au travail (version révisée) [in French]
Bibliographic information Institut de recherche Robert-Sauvé en santé et en sécurité du travail du Québec (IRSST), 505 boul. de Maisonneuve Ouest, Montreal H3A 3C2, Quebec, Canada, 2007. 9p. Illus. 5 ref. Price: CAD 3.96. Downloadable version (PDF format) free of charge.
Internet access http://www.irsst.qc.ca/files/documents/PubIRSST/RF2-102.pdf [in French]
Abstract Existing Canadian regulations do not require a preventive maintenance programme for propane-powered forklift trucks and do not specify optimal ventilation conditions for industrial premises where they are used. A study was undertaken to establish a uniform strategy for evaluating carbon monoxide (CO) emissions from propane-powered forklift trucks and to highlight the importance of regular engine maintenance. CO concentrations were determined in forklift truck exhaust gases and in the workers' breathing zones at several companies, and their relationship with various conditions of engine maintenance was analysed. The results of this study are summarized in this technical guide that provides industrial hygienists with a proper tool to evaluate CO emissions from propane-powered forklift trucks.
Descriptors (primary) Canada; Quebec; carbon monoxide; exposure evaluation; exhaust gases; fork-lift trucks; maintenance
Descriptors (secondary) report; determination in air; breathing atmosphere; propane
Document type F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
Country / State or ProvinceCanada
Subject(s) Commerce, services, offices
Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Exposure evaluation
Carbon monoxide
Inorganic substances