Portable Generator Safety
According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC): Portable generators are useful when temporary or remote electric power is needed, but they can be hazardous. The primary hazards to avoid when using them are carbon monoxide poisoning, electric shock or electrocution, and fire. The U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) would like you to know that there are simple steps you can take to prevent the loss of life and property resulting from improper use of portable generators.
To Avoid Carbon Monoxide Hazards:
To Avoid Electrical Hazards:
To Avoid Fire Hazards:
Information provided by the Consumer Product Safety Commission.