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Symptoms of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning You Might Not Know

Not knowing the symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning is very dangerous since it will cause severe effect, i.e. death.

Remember that carbon monoxide or CO gas is the silent killer. It is because CO gas is a highly toxic gas but colorless, tasteless, and odorless.

You will not be able to recognize its existence without a carbon monoxide detector.

Look at the statistics below to see how dangerous carbon monoxide is…

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A statistic from the National Vital Statistics System mentioned that there were 2,244 deaths during 2010-2015 resulted from unintentional carbon monoxide poisoning.

Knowing the Symptoms of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning is Very Important

Even though you cannot recognize the existence of carbon monoxide gas, but basically CO poisoning is completely preventable.

As long as you know the symptoms of CO poisoning.

If you know the symptoms for sure, you will be able to take action quickly with confidence.

So, what are the symptoms?

Here are the most common physical signs of CO poisoning on your body:

  • headache
  • dizziness
  • weakness
  • fatigue
  • shortness of breathing
  • chest pain
  • vomiting
  • nausea
  • confusion
  • difficulty in mind focus
  • blurred vision
  • loss of consciousness

Be careful when you feel the above sign. Get into the fresh air as early as you can, and seek medical help immediately.

However, the problem is some of these signs almost the same as the common flu signs, which will make you lose the sense of urgency.

So don’t think that you get the flu. But think that you are being exposed to carbon monoxide. It is much better for your safety.

Take Action

Now, it is your turn to check your home, office, or workplace. If you believe that it is closed to the sources of carbon monoxide, then you must know the symptoms well.

Don’t forget to educate others about it and how to take necessary action immediately.

To save your life, your partners and your beloved-family.

Fire Extinguisher Expiration – The Complete Guides

Fire extinguisher expiration is an important aspect associated with fire extinguisher operation.

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Sometimes, I still heard people asking this question, “How many years is a fire extinguisher good for? Does it have an expiry date?”

I know that this information will determine how long you will need to keep the existing fire extinguishers and how much budget you need to prepare when they get expired.

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CAS Number Database Free Download

May be it is hard to find CAS number database for free download. You need to pay for it even for a small fee.

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The CAS number list you will find in this article is collecting from many sources, including CAS number from Safety Data Sheet (SDS) or Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS).

If you are preparing a new SDS or MSDS for your chemical products, you can also find the right CAS number from the database.

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Best Safety Tape for Stairs to Prevent Slips Hazards

Are you having a problem with slippery stairs in the workplace? Or are you looking for effective control measures against slips hazards?

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You are now in the right place. Please read on, since you will find the solution.

Safety tape for stairs is an effective safety product to remove slip hazards from stairs and ladders.

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Here Are the 3 Popular Removable Side Shields for Glasses

Wearing safety glass is a must to protect your eyes from chemical splash or flying particles that may attack your eyes from the side.

However, your safety glass can only protect you completely if it has a side shield. If not, you have to provide removable side shields for glasses as your quick solution.

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Don’t replace your safety glass even it has no side shield. You can use removable side shields to make it as perfect eye protection.

Using removable side shields for safety glass also gives flexibility since you can easily detach it when you don’t need to use it. Continue reading…

Best Tips for Hydrostatic Pressure Test Safety

In this post, I would like to bring you important safety tips. Hydrostatic pressure test safety. This topic is very important because you -as an owner of a project- might not be focused on it. Your contractor will handle it for you.

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The hydrostatic pressure test is a common non-destructive test method used for testing piping and pressure vessel after its construction. This method is often preferable by the owner because of product consideration. Continue reading…

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