WorkSafe Magazine - September/October 2021
Ask an officer: Preventing carbon monoxide poisoning from outdoor heating units
Requirements for preventing communicable diseases such as COVID-19 have prompted many restaurants, breweries, coffee shops, and other establishments to create outdoor patios, including some with enclosures and heating systems to keep these spaces comfortable year-round. Senior occupational hygienist, Geoff Clark, explains the risks of heaters powered by natural gas or propane, and the precautionary measures you should take to prevent carbon monoxide (CO) gas exposure for staff and guests.
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