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Resources - Carbon Monoxide


General | Heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) | Secondhand Smoke | Carbon Monoxide | Fungi and microorganisms | Other Indoor Air Pollutants

The following links list publications and other resources to help with indoor air quality problems. These resources may not meet all the requirements for health and safety in British Columbia. Please check the Workers Compensation Act, the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation, and related materials for specific WorkSafeBC requirements.


Carbon monoxide in industry

This WorkSafe Bulletin explains:

  • What is carbon monoxide?
  • CO warning signs and symptoms
  • Detecting CO
  • Occupational exposure limit
  • Employer and worker responsibilities
  • Breathing protection
  • First aid and rescue
  • CO risk factors
  • Reducing the CO risk
Source: WorkSafeBC WorkSafeBC
* WorkSafe Bulletin

Silent but deadly

An article on carbon monoxide from WorkSafe Magazine, September/October 2012 edition.
Source: WorkSafeBC WorkSafeBC
* PDF (163 KB)

Saskatchewan Arena air quality program

"These standards apply for all internal combustion engines (propane, gasoline, or diesel fuelled) used in indoor arenas."
Source: Saskatchewan Labour, Occupational Health and Safety
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Carbon monoxide at the work site

"Carbon monoxide, also called CO, can present a potential hazard to workers. It usually occurs as an unwanted byproduct and can result in worker exposure in many different jobs."
Source: Alberta Human Services OHS
* PDF (41 KB)

Carbon monoxide poisoning

A work safe bulletin. "A worker died from carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning while working on a gas powered forklift."
Source: Manitoba Labour, Workplace Safety and Health Division
* PDF (88 KB)

Garage ventilation

Health and safety guidelines to reduce exposure to carbon monoxide in garages.
Source: Ontario Ministry of Labour
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Indoor air quality investigation

"Modern office buildings are generally considered safe and healthful working environments. However, energy conservation measures instituted during the early 1970's have minimized the infiltration of outside air and contributed to the buildup of indoor air contaminants."
Source: Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA)
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