|Carbon Monoxide Safety Sign |
Sources of carbon monoxide can include anything that uses combustion to operate, such as gas generators, power tools, compressors, pumps, welding equipment, space heaters and furnaces.
Every year, workers die from carbon monoxide poisoning, usually while using fuel-burning equipment and tools in buildings or semi-enclosed spaces without adequate ventilation. This can be especially true during the winter months when employees use this type of equipment in indoor spaces that have been sealed tightly to block out cold temperatures and wind.
To reduce the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning:
- Install an effective ventilation system
- Avoid use of fuel-burning equipment in enclosed or partially-enclosed spaces
- Use carbon monoxide detectors in areas where the hazard is a concern
- Take other precautions outlined in OSHA's Carbon Monoxide Fact Sheet
- Browse safety signs at ComplianceSigns.com.