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Type: IC Pneumatic
Capacity: 12,000 lbs
Upright: 3 Stage
Hydraulic Valve: 4 Way
Power: LP Gas
October 12, 2012 Leave a Comment
At MH Equipment, “Safe in the Moment” isn’t just a slogan, its words we live by each and every day. With winter approaching and the cold descending upon is, we thought this would be a good time to discuss an “invisible” threat that may be lurking in your warehouse.
This “invisible” threat is odorless, tasteless, colorless, non-irritating and cannot be detected by any of the senses. It can build up quickly to deadly levels in confined spaces, sheds, tanks, and small closed rooms or spaces. This threat – Carbon Monoxide.
Not only can it build up quickly in small spaces, but it can easily become a hazard in large spaces like parking garages and warehouses. Because it cannot be detected, employees can be exposed to very high levels without realizing there is a problem.
- Visual Disturbances
- Rapid Breathing
CO Poisoning can lead to…
- Permanent brain injury
Carbon monoxide produced from internal combustion powered forklifts in a warehouse application is a common industrial hazard. During cold winter months carbon monoxide becomes more dangerous because warehouses are sealed off from the cold, creating inadequate ventilation. And remember, it’s not just LP powered trucks – anything with an internal combustion engine produces carbon monoxide.
It’s important to remember even low levels of carbon monoxide can make you ill. Here are a few things you can do to decrease the risks of carbon monoxide build-up in your warehouse:
- Ensure adequate ventilation
- Install carbon monoxide detectors
- Make sure equipment is well maintained
- Educate you employees on the dangers, signs, and symptoms of carbon monoxide
We encourage you to ALWAYS be “Safe in the Moment” and remember that in addition to the serious health risks associated with CO poisoning there are OSHA regulations regarding carbon monoxide hazards. For more information on OSHA compliance visit their website at www.osha.gov or consult with one of our Safety & Training Specialists today!