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Carbon monoxide and houseboats: an evaluation of a stack exhaust system to reduce poisonings associated with generator exhaust.
Dunn KH; Shulman SA; Earnest GS; Hall RM; McCammon JB; McCleery RE
Prof Saf 2003 Nov; 48(11):47-57
CO poisoning on houseboats continues to be a serious problem. In 2001, NIOSH conducted evaluations of an engineering control designed to redirect CO exhaust. This article discusses the results of these evaluations and compares the typical (rear-transom) generator exhaust configuration to the retrofit (dry-stack) generator exhaust configuration. The researchers suggest that a combination of engineering controls, boater education and surveillance is needed to evaluate and mitigate the hazards.
Boat-manufacturing-industry; Poison-control; Poison-gases; Engineering-controls; Environmental-contamination; Environmental-control; Environmental-control-equipment; Equipment-design; Exhaust-systems; Exhaust-ventilation; Sampling; Control-equipment; Control-technology; Oxygen-deficient-atmosphere; Combustion-products; Combustion-gases
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