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Document ID (ISN)66945
CIS number 96-533
Year 1992
Convention or series no. CNA CSST 114.f INSAI RSSL 114.i SUVA SBA 114.d
Title Poisoning and explosion hazards in motor car repair workshops, garages and car-wash tunnels
Original title Risques d'intoxication et d'explosion dans les ateliers de réparation d'automobiles, dans les garages et dans les tunnels de lavage [in French]
Vergiftungs- und Explosionsgefahren in Autoreparaturwerkstätten, Autoeinstellräumen und Autowaschstrassen [in German]
Rischi di intossicazione e di esplosione nelle officine di riparazione automobili, nelle autorimesse e nelle corsie di lavaggio automobili [in Italian]
Bibliographic information Schweizerische Unfallversicherungsanstalt, Arbeitssicherheit, Postfach, 6002 Luzern, Switzerland, Jan. 1992. No.114, 34p. Illus. Gratis.
Abstract This booklet (previous version, see CIS 74-1764) deals principally, in its first part, with the poisoning hazards of exhaust gases from running engines (composition of exhaust gases, carbon monoxide toxicology and monitoring, ventilation, etc.). The hazards inherent in cleaning engines and engine parts with soluble oils, petrol or chlorinated hydrocarbons and in operating car-wash tunnels are also discussed. The second part deals with explosion hazards and their causes (ignition of air/petrol mixtures by electrical installations, welding, heating or naked flame). Explosive mixtures are especially liable to accumulate in motor-car repair pits.
Descriptors (primary) carbon monoxide; service stations and repair shops; health hazards; exhaust gases; explosion hazards; garages
Descriptors (secondary) toxic effects; vehicle inspection pits; motor fuel; organic solvents; skin protection; mechanical ventilation; determination in air; continuous monitoring; welding and cutting; electrical equipment
Document type C - Training manuals, audiovisual material
Country / State or ProvinceSwitzerland
Subject(s) Commerce, services, offices
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Explosions
Carbon monoxide
Road transportation
Inorganic substances