Internal Combustion Engines create Carbon Monoxide through incomplete combustion of
gasoline, diesel, or propane fuels. CO concentrations can and often exceed OSHA
Permissible Exposure Limits but are not monitored and therefore lead to serious injury and death.
Only SAM monitors CO concentrations, alerts the operator, and shuts down
the application prior to a medical emergency.
TWA: Time Weighted Average
Ceiling Value: Maximum Parts Per Million Exposure
IDLH: Immediate Danger to Life & Health
OSHA PEL: Occupational Safety & Health Administration Permissible Exposure Limit
NIOSH REL: National Institute for Occupational Safety & Health Recommended Exposure Limit
ACGIH TLV: American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists Threshold Limit Value
WISHA PEL: Washington's Workplace Safety and Health Law Permissible Exposure Limit
Two Carpenters Died Of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Secondary To Running A Gas Powered Engine In A Confined Space (Basement Of A Home)
Hundreds of people have been poisoned because small gasoline-powered engines produced hazardous concentrations of CO even in open buildings.
Two employees of a pharmacy in Vermont fainted within four hours after arriving for work; at a local hospital emergency department, carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning was diagnosed.