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Document ID (ISN)69449
CIS number 97-1296
Year 1996
Convention or series no. DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No.96-118
Title Alert: Preventing carbon monoxide poisoning from small gasoline-powered engines and tools
Bibliographic information Publications Dissemination, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, 4676 Columbia Parkway, Cincinnati, OH 45226-1998, USA, Nov. 1996. iv, 15p. Illus. 20 ref.
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) poisoning; gasoline engine powered tools; carbon monoxide
Descriptors (secondary) determination in air; limitation of exposure
Document type F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Hand and portable tools
Carbon monoxide
Inorganic substances