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Prevent Carbon Monoxide Poisoning from Forklifts: Success strategies for electric and fuel-driven forklift fleets

Carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning from internal combustion forklifts is common in Washington State. This document illustrates the health dangers to employees and the economic effects of CO poisoning.

The purpose of this document is to educate employers on the risks and costs of CO poisoning. Use this document to investigate whether electric lifts are affordable for your company. If you continue to operate fuel-driven lifts indoors, follow this document to design a comprehensive CO prevention strategy that prevents poisonings, uses the latest technology available, and is cost-effective.

Department of Labor and Industries: SHARP (Safety and Health Assessment and Research for Prevention. Publication Number 81-3-2005 November 2005.

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