Comment: During 1999 - 2010 there were a total of 5,149 deaths from unintentional carbon monoxide
poisoning that occurred in the United States. This is an average of 430 deaths per year. Carbon
monoxide is known also as CO and is frequently referred to as the "Silent Killer". Drivers who depend
upon their tractor as their home away from home must be familar with the signs and symptoms of
carbon monoxide exposure. If you have any questions, please give me a call.
VP Safety & Compliance
General: Carbon monoxide (CO) is a poisonous, colorless, odorless, and tasteless gas. Although it has no detectable odor, CO is often mixed with other gases that do have an odor. So you can inhale carbon monoxide right along with gases that you can smell and not even know that CO is present. Let’s take a few moments to review some of the dangers pertaining to carbon monoxide and steps that may be taken to prevent exposure.
1. How is carbon monoxide (CO) produced?
2. What are the symptoms of CO poisoning?
3. What should I do if I suspect CO poisoning?
4. What can employees to help prevent CO poisoning?
Summary: Carbon monoxide is known as the silent killer. Take precautions, recognize the symptoms, and inform your supervisor if you suspect the presence of carbon monoxide in your vehicle or working environment.