Diesel and gasoline engines used at the Department of Public Works produce a mixture of toxic gases and particulates from the combustion process. These hazardous vehicle exhaust emissions in a garage or storage facility represent the most significant cancer health risk and a serious legal liability to the owners and operators of these buildings. Additionally, exposure to Carbon Monoxide (CO) a.k.a. “the silent killer” created by both diesel and gasoline powered engines can cause serious to fatal effects to the body. It is essential to create healthy and safe working conditions by reducing these risks in Department of Transportation and Public Works facilities.
Protective measures are an important aspect of this effort. High-quality exhaust removal systems are recommended for existing and new facilities, to make sure that legal exposure limits are not exceeded.