Carbon monoxide dangers

Carbon Monoxide is an odorless, colorless gas that kills without warning.

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 

Carbon Monoxide exposure symptoms


Two Carpenters Died Of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Two Carpenters Died Of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Secondary To Running A Gas Powered Engine In A Confined Space (Basement Of A Home)

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Preventing Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Hundreds of people have been poisoned because small gasoline-powered engines produced hazardous concentrations of CO even in open buildings.

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CO Poisoning Associated with a Propane-Powered Floor Burnisher

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. 

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