Generator Danger Warning
- CO from a generator is deadly and can kill you in minutes. One generator produces as much CO as hundreds of cars. It can incapacitate and kill consumers within minutes.
- NEVER use portable generators indoors or in garages, basements, or sheds. They should always be used outside well away from windows, doors, vents, or any other opening.
- Always have a working CO alarm in your house.
- Also, never burn charcoal grills indoors, even with ventilation. Charcoal also quickly produces deadly CO.
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Portable Generator Hazards
Always use portable generators outside, far from the home. Never operate a generator inside a home, garage, basement, crawlspace or shed, or near a window or exterior vent.
- View the Portable Generator Hazards Safety Alert
- View the Portable Generator Hazards Safety Alert in Spanish
Portable Generators Pose a Serious Carbon Monoxide Hazard
Use portable generators outside only and far from your home. Never operate them indoors or in the garage.
Portable Generator-Related Carbon Monoxide Deaths
You don't run your car indoors; don't run your generator inside either.
Carbon Monoxide Doorhanger
Protect yourself from carbon monoxide when using portable generators. Carbon monoxide is a poisonous gas and can kill you.
What to Know: Generators and CO
Using a generator indoors can kill you in minutes. Generator exhaust contains carbon monoxide. This is a poison you cannot see or smell. Only use a generator outside, far away from windows, doors and vents.
Four deadly hazards to avoid after a storm.
Surviving the Aftermath of a Hurricane
Deadly dangers exist after a hurricane strikes. Safety tips on portable generators, candles, gasoline, charcoal and appliances.
- Download the Surviving the Aftermath of a Hurricane Safety Guide
- Download the Surviving the Aftermath of a Hurricane Safety Guide in Spanish
Carbon Monoxide Safety
Inspect, detect and protect against odorless, colorless carbon monoxide poisoning.