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Document ID (ISN)77767
CIS number 01-1776
ISBN(s) 0-7176-2136-7
Year 2001
Convention or series no. HSE Contract Research Report CRR 386/2001
Author(s) Pool G.
Health and Safety Executive
Title Reducing carbon monoxide incidents
Bibliographic information HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, 2001. vi, 42p. Price: GBP 10.00.
Abstract This report describes a project aimed at reducing the number of carbon monoxide (CO) related incidents associated with the use of piped gas. Specific topics examined include the development of a common strategy in Europe for collating CO incident data, assessing indoor air quality relating to gas utilization and the medical issues associated with both acute and chronic CO poisoning. Several meetings have been held with representatives of gas utilities of several European countries and research organizations to share knowledge and best practice. Outputs from the project have included a video aimed at improving the diagnosis of CO poisoning by those in the medical profession and an agreement between gas companies to pursue a better practice for the gathering and reporting of CO related incident information.
Descriptors (primary) poisoning; gas distribution; carbon monoxide; notification of occupational accidents
Descriptors (secondary) natural gas; United Kingdom; diagnosis; European Communities; report
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
Reporting of occupational accidents
Carbon monoxide
Power generation and distribution
Inorganic substances