Emergencies and Generators

Protect yourself from carbon monoxide poisoning after an emergency, such as a hurricane or flood. More »

Placing a generator 15 feet away may not be far enough from your home to keep CO out. [Video] More »

Preview of Flyer: Say No to CO!: Proper use of pressure washers and generators

CDC flyers and door-hangers about the hazards and proper use of generators and pressure washers. More »

Frequently asked Questions about Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

CDC’s Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Fact Sheet


Prevention Guidance

Prevention Guidelines: You Can Prevent Carbon Monoxide Exposure
Do’s and Don’ts for preventing carbon monoxide exposure
Radio and television Public Service Announcements on carbon monoxide
Generator Safety Factsheet

Small Gasoline Powered Engines: Carbon Monoxide Hazards

People using gasoline-powered tools such as high-pressure washers, floor buffers, welders, pumps, compressors, and generators in semi-enclosed spaces can be poisoned by carbon monoxide. More ».

Page last reviewed: March 6, 2020