June Tips of the Month: Generators
Although generators are useful, each year,
people die in incidents related to them. The primary hazards to
avoid when using a generator are carbon monoxide poisoning,
electrocution, and fire.
Following are some
safety tips when using a generator.
Never plug the
generator into a wall outlet.
Always use generators
outdoors, away from doors, windows and vents.
Never use generators in
homes, garages, crawl spaces or other partially enclosed or
enclosed areas even with ventilation.
Install carbon monoxide
monitors in your home (check the battery and alarm
Keep the generator dry.
Operate on a dry surface under an open canopy type
Dry hands before
directly into generator or use a heavy duty outdoor rated
Before refueling the
generator, turn it off and let it cool. Fuel spilled on hot
engine parts could ignite.
Don't overload the