Carbon Monoxide

Carbon Monoxide

CARBON MONOXIDE (CO)

Carbon MonoxideCO is a colorless, odorless and toxic gas

CO is produced by incomplete burning of fuels in vehicles, generators, furnaces, charcoal grills, heaters, and other construction equipment

CO impedes the ability of blood to carry oxygen

CO can rapidly accumulate in areas that are well ventilated

Use of gasoline powered tools indoors can be fatal

The symptoms of CO overexposure are: headache, nausea, weakness, dizziness, visual disturbance, changes in personality and loss of consciousness

If symptoms occur, immediately turn off equipment and go outdoors

Watch co-workers for the signs of CO poisoning