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Document ID (ISN)103501
CIS number 04-638
ISBN(s) 0-7176-2849-3
Year 2004
Convention or series no. HSE Research Report RR 238
Author(s) Moore M.
Health and Safety Executive
Title A review of carbon monoxide incident information for 2002/03
Bibliographic information HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, 2004. vi, 88p. Illus. 4 ref. Price: GBP 25.00. Downloadable version free of charge.
Internet access http://www.hse.gov.uk/research/rrpdf/rr238.pdf [in English]
Abstract The aim of this project was to identify common causes of carbon monoxide (CO) incidents related to appliance and system design, installation and maintenance. The work involved analysing CO incident statistics, which enabled the identification of the most common causes of CO incidents. There were 12 CO poisoning fatalities caused by faulty appliances in 2002-2003. The most common causes were lack of servicing and faults in the flueing and ventilation systems. As a result of this work, recommendations are made with respect to further improving customer safety, targeting expenditure on CO incident prevention and further research work.
Descriptors (primary) poisoning; notification of accidents and diseases; fatalities; carbon monoxide
Descriptors (secondary) natural gas; local exhaust; analysis of accident causes; United Kingdom; report; safety by design; gas heating; ventilation systems; research; causes of accidents; gas distribution; maintenance
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Notification of accidents and diseases
Carbon monoxide
Inorganic substances