|Document ID (ISN)||59331|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0096-1736 - Journal of Occupational Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||Fawcett T.A., Moon R.E., Fracica P.J., Mebane G.Y., Theil D.R., Piantadosi C.A.
||Warehouse workers' headache - Carbon monoxide poisoning from propane-fueled forklifts
||Jan. 1992, Vol.34, No. 1, p.12-15. 7 ref.
||The study examines 17 patients treated for acute carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning resulting from the indoor use of propane-fuelled forklifts. All patients had neurological symptoms or persistent headache and were given hyperbaric oxygen to relieve their symptoms. The concentration of CO in the exhaust emissions of 12 forklifts at five separate sites was investigated. The average CO concentration in the exhaust during engine idling was 36,000ppm (3.6%). This value decreased slightly to 30,000ppm (3.0%) at working engine speed. Measurements of exhaust flow indicate CO production rates of approximately 60L/min at working engine speed. These quantities of CO constitute a significant occupational risk to workers using propane-fuelled forklifts in unventilated indoor environments.
||carbon monoxide; propane; toxic gases; fork-lift trucks; fuel gases; exhaust gases; warehouses
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||USA|
||Toxic and dangerous substances
|Broad subject area(s)
Aliphatic and alicyclic hydrocarbons
Storage and warehousing