Vehicle exhaust fumes (various toxic effects).
Hazard-Specific Personal Protective Equipment
Can not rely on normal respiratory protective equipment. If not sufficient ventilation, requires air supplied respirator or self-contained breathing apparatus.
Proper use of exhaust and air supply systems.
Safe Work Practice
- Note that the fumes may not be visible and may linger for some time if not exhausted.
- Where necessary to run a vehicle indoors, position the vehicle to facilitate easy access to the tailpipe exhaust extraction system.
- Turn on the exhaust fan(s) and the supply (make up air) fan(s). For locations without supply fans, open a window or door to provide fresh air to replace that which is exhausted.
- Attach the vehicle exhaust to the tailpipe exhaust system by means of the overhead hose or similar system. For locations without a tailpipe exhaust system, attach an exhaust pipe extension or hose to the vehicle exhaust and run the extension outside.
- Run the vehicle for the minimum time required. When possible, turn the vehicle off or move it outside.
- Leave the exhaust system and the air supply system on for a few minutes to clear any exhaust fumes which have escaped.
- Where possible, use shop air to charge vehicle air brake reservoirs rather than running the vehicle to charge the system.
Regulations, Standards and References
Occupational Safety General Regulations