ASTM-E2292 Standard Guide for Field Investigation of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Incidents

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Standard Guide for Field Investigation of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Incidents



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1.1 This guide covers collection and preservation of information and physical evidence related to incidents involving the poisoning of individuals by carbon monoxide.

1.2 This guide is not intended to address the medical effects of carbon monoxide exposure.

1.3 This guide is not intended to be a guide for investigating carbon monoxide poisoning caused by hostile fires, or contamination in closed air systems or confined spaces. Guidance on the investigation of carbon monoxide poisonings related to fire can be found in NFPA 921.

1.4 This guide is not intended for an investigation where equipment is removed from the incident site and conducted in a more controlled setting.

1.5 This guide is intended to be used by a wide range of investigators, including first responders, appliance technicians and engineers.

1.6 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.


carbon monoxide; CO; combustion; monoxide; poisoning; ICS Number Code 13.300 (Protection against dangerous goods)

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