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Generator Safety - October 3, 2015 

Generator Safety

  • Always read the label on your generator and the owner’s manual. Follow all instructions.
  • Generators make an invisible, odorless gas called carbon monoxide, or CO, that can kill you. To avoid CO poisoning, operate generators outdoors only in a well-ventilated, dry area, away from home air intakes, and protected from direct exposure to rain.
  • Never use a generator indoors or in attached garages. Install CO alarms with battery backup in your home’s sleeping areas.
  • Get to fresh air immediately if you start to feel sick, weak or dizzy.
  • Never use a portable generator in any enclosed or partially enclosed space. Windows and doors do not provide enough ventilation.
  • Do not locate a portable generator outside near windows or doors.
Posted by jbrann On 30 March, 2017 at 10:30 AM  

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