Carbon monoxide (CO) is a colorless, odorless, tasteless, highly toxic gas that is undetectable to the human senses. Because of this, victims may become disoriented and unable to call for help or to get out.
Inspect and service heating and cooling systems.
keep fireplace flue open for adequate ventilation and until embers are completely burned out
Examine chimneys and vents
Never install or operate gas burning appliances, furnaces or water heaters in unventilated enclosures.
Never use a gas range or oven for heating the home
Check water heaters for improper burner adjustments
Check flame for a good blue flame
Never use unventilated appliances (Heaters, Lanterns, etc.) in sleeping areas
Do not store propane tanks indoors
Even with the doors open do not use BBQ grills indoors
Never use generators indoors always have them on the exterior of the home
Keep generators and all gas powered equipment away from windows and doors
Never sit in a vehicle idling with the windows up
Never leave vehicle idling in garage without garage door open and well ventilated
Never leave your child in a vehicle idling
Have exhausted system checked for leaks and damage
If you smell any fumes or unusual smells have vehicle checked
Never allow anyone to ride in the back of an enclosed pickup truck.
Stay away from any watercraft exhaust
Never sit on or hang out on swim platforms if the motor is running
Have annual inspections on boat exhaust
Know the proper safety procedures relating to houseboats