|Document ID (ISN)||69449|
|Convention or series no.
||DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No.96-118
||Alert: Preventing carbon monoxide poisoning from small gasoline-powered engines and tools
||Publications Dissemination, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, 4676 Columbia Parkway, Cincinnati, OH 45226-1998, USA, Nov. 1996. iv, 15p. Illus. 20 ref.
||This document outlines the health effects of carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning and summarizes reports of poisoning resulting from the use of gasoline-powered tools. Examples of environmental measurements and modelling techniques illustrate how quickly CO levels can reach dangerous concentrations. Recommendations for employers and equipment users include location of gasoline engines outside and away from air intakes, recognizing signs of CO poisoning, CO monitoring and substitution with less hazardous equipment.
||poisoning; gasoline engine powered tools; carbon monoxide
||determination in air; limitation of exposure
||F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
|Country / State or Province||USA|
||Toxic and dangerous substances
|Broad subject area(s)
||Hand and portable tools